Ellis Josey, 58,
She was associated with Classic Jewelers since 1983, loved her grandchildren and loved to travel from the mountains to the ocean, and spend time on the lake.
Surviving are her two daughters, Tina Josey Hicks and Terri Josey Nance and her husband, Reagan Nance, all of Statesville; her loving and significant companion, Jerry C. Hager of Statesville, who took such loving care of Joyce; her grandchildren, Ashley Gryder and friend, Scott Cowan, Chad Gryder Reagan Nance Jr. and Brandon Troy Nance, all of Statesville, and Dylan Nance of Brandon, Fla.; and three brothers, Ivy Ellis Jr. of Glade Hill, Va., Frankie Ellis of Statesville and Freddie Ellis of Caledonia, Miss. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, along with her Grand Dog, Marty.
One brother, Jeffrey Ellis, preceded her in death.
services will be conducted at Monday in the Nicholson Funeral
Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Riter and the Rev.
Charles Patton officiating. Interment will follow in the
may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children,
Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Joyce Ellis Josey.