SOUTHPORT — Linda “Joyce” Potter, age 79, of Southport, North Carolina passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022.
Joyce was born December 12, 1942 in Gaston County, North Carolina, daughter of the late Raymond Heffner and Evelyn Louise Lyman Heffner. She grew up in Oxford Orphanage until moving to Southport to be near her sister. She met the love of her life and made it her home. Joyce retired from the Brunswick County School System as Manager in the cafeteria. She enjoyed cooking for her family and all the students. Any time spent with her family made her happy. Christmas was her favorite time of year. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her loving husband, John “Tookie” Potter of the home; son, Michael Potter and wife Donna of Haymarket, Virginia; daughter, Lisa Lanier and husband Mike of Winnabow, North Carolina; and four grandchildren, Kendall Potter, Parker Lanier, Patsy Lanier, and Jacob Potter.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at three o’clock in the afternoon at Southport Baptist Church CMC Building.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina 27565 or Southport Baptist Church Youth Camp Fund, 200 N. Howe Street, Southport, North Carolina 28461.