Mrs. Lorraine Wessells Joynes, 89, wife of the late Henry T. Joynes, Jr. and a resident of Bloxom, VA, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Commonwealth Senior Living in Onancock, VA.

Born December 17, 1929 in Bloxom, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Thomas Wessells and Lillie Rowley Wessells.  Lorraine devoted much of her life to her family and home.  She had a passion for sewing that was demonstrated by the matching outfits she created for her girls.  She supported her husband in his business, Joynes Building Supply Company, Inc., and concentrated on raising their three daughters in a loving, caring environment. More than anything she loved and cherished the time spent with her family especially around the dinner table.  She was a longtime faithful member of St. Thomas United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her three daughters, Donna Michael (husband David), of Wilmington, NC, Lisa Joynes (husband Wayne Bass) of Parksley, VA, and Anne Dize (husband Wayne) of Onancock; two grandchildren, Lyndsey Reed (husband Daniel) of Clayton, NC, and Haley Michael (Brandon Demery) of Wilmington; great-grandchildren, Ava Demery and Michael Reed; two nieces, and two nephews.  In addition to her loving husband, she was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis Annis (Johnny), formerly of Bloxom, VA; and a niece and three nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., with The Reverends Hyunho Lee and John Burr officiating.  There will be a visitation at the funeral home, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m.  A private family interment will be at the Liberty Cemetery in Parksley.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas United Methodist Church, c/o Robert Carr, P.O. Box 485, Parksley, VA  23421.

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Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.