Joyce Johnson James

Published 3:11 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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Joyce Johnson James, 82, Hampton, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Carter County on May 31, 1939 to the late George W. and Libby Benfield Johnson.
Joyce was a 1957 graduate of Hampton High School. She loved working in her garden and quilting. She was a Charter Member of Braemar Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby R. James, January 31, 2000; a sister, Faye Johnson Potter; and three brothers, Bill Johnson, Walter Johnson and Joe Johnson.
Survivors include her children, Terri James Shipley, Elizabethton, Bobby R. James II and Cathy Selbert and LeAnna James Brummitt and husband Mike, all of Hampton; six grandchildren, Amber and Adam McElyea, Jordan Lambert and wife Erika, Daniel “Opie” Lambert, Bobby James III, Michaela and Hunter Skalecki and Kortnee Brummitt; and her great-grandchildren, Neelynn, ShyAnne, JJ, Brayden, Andrew, Ridge and Lincoln. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in the D.O. Johnson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the James family.

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