December 12, 1932 – November 16, 2017
Mrs. Joy Strawn Barbee, 84, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017, in Concord. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The Rev. Nancy L. J. Cox will officiate. The family will receive friends in the All Saints’ Parrish Hall following the service. Mrs. Barbee was born December 12, 1932 in Union County. She was a daughter of the late Stephen Hasty Strawn and Lila Faircloth Strawn. She was a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church where she served on the Altar Guild Committee. She also attended Bible Study at Resurrection Anglican Church in Kannapolis. Joy was a faithful volunteer with Cabarrus County Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army and CVAN. She was a member of the Dogwood Garden Club of which she was a founding member. She was a member of “The Original Club” of Bridge and recently started playing Bridge at Crescent Heights. Joy graduated from Concord High School where she was one of the first Letter Girls, and also attended Coker University and later graduated from Catawba College. If she wasn’t in Concord, she could be found in Carolina Beach. Joy was also known to be a jokester.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Ralph Avery Barbee. Mrs. Barbee is survived by daughter, Anne Barbee of Matthews; son, Larry S. Barbee of Concord; two sisters, Martha Iley of Harrisburg and Helen Purdy of Charleston, WV; and one brother, Steve Strawn of Davidson. Memorials may be sent to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road, Concord, NC 28025, 1701 S Main St, Kannapolis, NC 28081, The Salvation Army, Resource Development, P.O. Box 241808, Charlotte, NC 28224-1808 or to Susan G. Komen Charlotte, 2316 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Upcoming Events Memorial Service Nov 29 10:00 AM All Saints’ Episcopal Church 525 Concord Lake Road Concord, NC, US, 28025