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Ruth Jenkins Joyner

December 10, 1928 — November 28, 2022

Rocky Mount

Ruth Jenkins Joyner

Ruth Jenkins Joyner, 93 of Rocky Mount passed away Monday.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.  Bobby Owens, her nephew, will officiate.


Ruth was a loving mother, nanny, sister and friend to all who knew her.  She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed and thought of often with memories that will bring a smile to your face.


Ruth is survived by her daughters, Tricia Harris and husband, Keith of Rocky Mount, and Deborah McVeigh and husband, Tim of Wilson; granddaughter, Abby McVeigh of Snow Hill and fiancé, Dylan Costello; grandson, Hayden McVeigh of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Helen Owens and husband, RC of Wilson, and Peggy Roberson and husband, Eddie of Rocky Mount; sister-in-law, Alpha Jenkins of Elm City, and her grand dogs, Daisy and Josey.


She was preceded in death by her parents, James “Buddy” and Estelle Jenkins; sister, Rachel Harrell, and her brother, Jimmie Jenkins.


Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at


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Saturday, December 3, 2022

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