Joyce Louise Sharpe Rhyne, 85, of Statesville passed away on December 7, 2022, at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville. She was born July 22, 1937, in Iredell County to the late Hugh Ernest Sharpe and Chloe Byers Sharpe.

Anyone who knew Joyce knew the kind, loving soul she had. She was gracious, kind, thoughtful, and always had time for others. No one ever entered her home without feeling welcomed. Her family and friends will miss her because of the impressions she left on their hearts.

Joyce was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a member of the Bethel UMC choir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Kathleen Sharpe; two brothers, Ernest Sharpe and Johnny Sharpe and wife Lois, one sister, Doris Ellenburg and husband Bill; daughter-in-law, Trudy Chapman Rhyne; and brother-in-law, Floyd Hollar.

Those left to cherish her memory include Johnny Ray Rhyne, her husband of 66 years of the home; one son, Dennis Ray Rhyne and wife Lorie of Statesville; two daughters Kathy Rhyne Deitz and husband Bruce of Stony Point, and Tina Rhyne Laws and husband Todd of Statesville; one sister, Peggy Hollar of Statesville; sister-in-law, Margaret Sharpe of Statesville; grandchildren Jason Rhyne, Wesley Beaver and wife Amanda, Jodie Johnson, and Samuel Laws and wife Blade, great-grandchildren, Draken Beaver, Ryder Rhyne, Jenner Rhyne, Bayleigh Johnson, and Heidi Beaver.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Bethel UMC at 12 noon. Pastor Jeff Carson will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to Bethel UMC at 168 Lookout Dam Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Joyce Rhyne family.

2 thoughts on “Joyce Louise Sharpe Rhyne

  1. Eileen Brown Wilkinson says:

    Tina, I am so sorry for your loss! I know how much you loved her, and also because I know you and the kind of daughter she raised, I know what a wonderful, beautiful soul she was. My thoughts are with you this evening. I lost my mom just before Christmas too. I can’t explain it and it probably sounds crazy but the glory and wonder of this time of year somehow makes their passing now more meaningful.

  2. Anmarie Porter says:

    Dennis and Lorie: Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your memories of her comfort you at this most difficult time. “Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and always dear.” With Love, Anmarie, Christina & Stephanie

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