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Joyce Lail

January 12, 1948 — April 1, 2023

Shelby, NC

Mrs. Joyce Trexler Lail, 75, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Peak Resources of Shelby.

Born in Rutherford County on January 12, 1948, Mrs. Lail was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Bernice Harton Trexler. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Wayne Lail, one brother, Bob Trexler.

She is survived by two sons, Steve Lail and wife Lois of Salem, Virginia, Michael Lail of Shelby, one daughter, Julie Smith and husband, Patrick of Shelby, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Mary Lail, sister-in-law, Peggy Lail, life-long best friend, Renna Shook, eight grandchildren, Thomas Lail and wife Kirstin of Little Rock, Ark., Austin Lail and wife Emily of Highland, Indiana, Amber Boyd of Salem, VA, Vince Parker, Lane Parker and wife Sarah, Dustin Lail, McLane Lail and wife Loren, Emilee Smith and Travis Hunt all of Shelby, eight great grandchildren, Landree, Mallorie, Rylee Hunt, Ethan and Emberly Lail, Levi and Logan Parker, Kasen Lail, and last but not least her faithful companion and fur-baby, Stanley.

Joyce was a graduate of Crest High School and Gardner-Webb University and a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church. She retired form Shelby Shopper and went on to co-own and operate Falcon Fire and Safety with her husband and grandsons. Joyce was a Girl Scout leader for over 10 years of Girl Scout Troop 344 in Boiling Springs.

A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 2pm, at Flint Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Shane Kirby officiating. The family with receive friends from 12-2pm at the church the day of the service. Burial will immediately follow at Cleveland Memorial Park. Serving as Pallbearers will be Thomas Lail, Austin Lail, Vince Parker, Lane Parker, Dustin Lail, McLane Lail, Michael Hamrick, and Ronnie Shook,

Memorial donations can be made to The Women’s Senior Fellowship Sunday School Class at Flint Hill Baptist Church.

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