Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Stone Northern will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 23, 2018, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Dave Shelley officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Thursday 4 – 8PM and after 11 AM Friday at Ligon & Bobo.
Mrs. Northern, age 85 of Lebanon passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Southern Manor Assisted Living.
Born November 16, 1932, in Smith County, she is the daughter of the late Isham Cowan Stone and Ada Vetress Nixon Stone. She retired from the Southern Baptist Convention where she worked as an executive secretary. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty six years, E. H. Northern on September 6, 2016; sister, Carol Jennings; and a brother, Bobby Stone.
She is survived by two children, Donnie (Nancy) Northern and Sue Ann (Phil) Bragg and; five grandchildren, Jennifer Bragg (Matthew) Pitt, Emily Bragg (Nick) Hardy, Melanie Northern, Joey (Lauren) Northern, and Lydia Northern (Taylor) Dudney; two great grandchildren, Hadley & Lyla Northern, three brothers, Julian (Lou) Stone, Paul (Shirley) Stone, and Billy (Sonja) Stone; and sister in law, Mary Ann Stone.
Honorary pallbearers: Pat Fossler’s Sunday School Class. Family will serve as active pallbearers.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff of Southern Manor Assisted Living for their loving care.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons or to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com