Joyce Gatlin Wood

May 19, 2009
Joyce Gatlin Wood

Joyce Gatlin Wood, of Carolina Beach passed away May 19, 2009 at Davis Healthcare.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Vera Gatlin and her son Aaron Jones, Jr.

Joyce is survived by her son Allen Leroy Wood and wife Amy B. Wood, of Cove City, NC, grandson Dustin Hunter Wood, sister Connie Patrick, Leland, NC, brother Ralph Gatlin and wife Patricia B. Gatlin of Leland, many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved the beach, fishing, old movies, dancing, spending time with friends and watching her grandson playing sports.

Celebration of life will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 24, 2009 beginning at 304 Ocean Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC. then proceeding to the North End.

Special thanks to Hilda Cox and her other faithful friends for their love and support during this time.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

Online condolences may be sent to

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • May 21, 2009
    Chad and Kristin Strawn says:
    Leroy, Amy, and Dustin, Chad and I were so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. Know that she is in a much better place now and no longer suffering. We love you very much and are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. Love, Chad and Kristin

  • May 24, 2009
    Crystal, Kevin, Hunter and Jacob says:
    Leroy, Amy and Dustin-We are deeply saddened at the loss of your mom. Ms. Joyce was a very special lady. Kevin and Jacob both have very special memories in which they spent with her that they will hold dear in their hearts forever. She is up above looking down, smiling-free of pain, and keeping watch over you. Love-Crystal, Kevin, Hunter and Jacob.

  • May 21, 2009
    Camilla Weber says:
    Leroy, Amy, and Dustin you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loosing your mother/Mama Joyce. I had the honor of knowing Joyce for over 16 years and she was a very special person. Just know she is in a better place, no longer suffering and looking down smiling at how brave you all are. Remember the good memories you shared with her.

  • May 23, 2009
    Cookie, Connie, and the rest of your families, we want to say how sorry we are that you lost Joyce. Our family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May God help you with your loss. Daphine Ipock Jimmy & Lorraine Ipock Debra Landstrom Phyllis & Kilroy Collins Timmy & Alisha Ipock Wesley Landstrom

  • May 23, 2009
    Diane Ipock & family says:
    To all the family, We are so sorry to hear about Joyce. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray God will comfort you through this most difficult time. We all have our special memories of Joyce that we will treasure forever.