Joyce Pitts Carter

May 23, 1930 – June 10, 2020

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It is with great sadness that the children of Joyce Pitts Carter announce the passing of their sweet mother, Joyce, age 90, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Henrico Doctors Hospital. Surrounded by her three children, she died peacefully in her sleep after suffering a massive stroke. She was the widow of William Maynard Carter and had lived in Milford for 65 years before moving to Bowling Green in 2004. She was currently residing at Commonwealth Senior Living in Richmond. She was the longest living member of Milford Presbyterian Church and had retired from Ft. A.P. Hill after 25 years of service. She was a longtime volunteer at the nursing home in Bowling Green, where she shared her musical talents with the residents. Survivors include her children, Brenda Ryan Carter (Chester), Donna Farmer (Jimmy) and William Maynard “Billy” Carter, Jr (Betsy); two brothers, Stuart Pitts (Jane) and Roger “Joe” Pitts; six grandchildren, Kenny Stewart, Rod Andrews (Donna), Courtney Andrews Townsend, William Maynard “Mickey” Carter III (Ryan), Jamie Burton (Joe) and Jenni-Meade Hartle (Chip); fourteen great grandchildren, Kaylie Stewart, Josie Burton, Madison Stewart, Ella Hartle, Cayden Burton, Kaelynn Hartle, Mary-Kate Carter, Rodney Andrews, Andy Guess, Will Carter, Cooper Townsend, Harrison Carter, Carter Burton and Graham Carter. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Laura Pitts, her sister, Jeanne Tolley; her son in law, Tom Ryan and sister in law, Jackie Pitts. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 13th at 11:00 AM in the Pavilion at Greenlawn Cemetery in Bowling Green. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Milford Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 96 Milford VA 22514. Online condolences may be left for the family at We love you Mama.

Visitation & Funeral Service Information

Private Funeral Service Saturday, June 13th at 11:00 AM in the Pavilion at Greenlawn Cemetery in Bowling Green