Joy LaVaughn King, 85, of Mooresville and Huntersville, N.C., passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022. She was born on June 22, 1937, in Mooresville to the late Alvin and Sally Jones McAllister.

Joy was a member of Berea Baptist Church, where she played the organ and piano for many years. She sang in the adult choir and led the children’s choir. She taught children’s Sunday school classes and Vacation Bible School. For many years, while her children were young, she was a homemaker. She especially enjoyed sewing and gardening, tending to beautiful rose gardens. She retired from bookkeeping and office work after returning to the work force when her children were older. Joy loved her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ramon Erwin King; two brothers, Nevin and Frank; and two sisters, Helen and Cora.

She is survived by her son, Rev. Dr. Mark King (Patricia); daughter, Angela Bales (Robby); grandchildren, Joel, Ashley and Meredith King, Emily Bales Brown (Chris), and Anderson and Avery Bales; great-granddaughter, Magnolia Joy Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Berea Baptist Church, Mooresville, with Rev. Joel Collette and Dr. Mark King officiating. Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the burial at the church.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the King family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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