November 23, 1928 - December 20, 2021
Joyce Elaine (Wilson) Winfree, age 93, of Bluefield, WV, passed peacefully of natural causes on December 20, 2021. Joyce was born in Fairmont, WV on November 23, 1928, to Carl Webster Wilson and Mary Brown Wilson. She graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1946 and from Fairmont State College in 1950, where she was a member of Gamma Chi Chi Sorority. She married Frank W. Winfree, Jr. on September 30, 1950 and they made their home in Fairmont. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fairmont and an active volunteer in the Junior League of Fairmont for 20 years. In 1977, they moved to Surfside Beach, SC. They then moved to Harrisonburg VA in 1979 and to New Market in 1981. In 2010 they moved to Bluefield VA to be closer to children. This past June she moved to Stone Rise in Princeton where she received loving care. Joy is survived by her four children: Frankie and husband Chuck McCabe of Naperville, IL, Mickey and husband Don Pellillo of Bluefield, Virginia, Woody and wife Cynthia of Baltimore, Ohio and Marti and husband Carl Grainger of Nicholas, SC. and their 9 grandchildren; Jason McCabe and wife Nicki, Jennifer Pellillo Howard and husband Kris, Jessica Grainger Gleason and husband Joe, Julie Pellillo and fiancé’ Elliott Peters, Sean Winfree and wife Lauren, Nick Winfree and wife Rebecca, Ryan Winfree and wife Paige, Sarah Winfree Meziane and husband Tarik and Grant Winfree and 8 great grandchildren; Karolina Howard, Liam Winfree, KJ Howard, Ollie McCabe, Gwyneth Winfree, Owen McCabe, Lydia Winfree and Stella Winfree. Joy will be cremated, as was her wish. A brief celebration of her life will be held at 2 pm on December 30, 2021 at Mercer Funeral Home. A casual reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society. Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is serving the family of Joyce Elaine (Wilson) Winfree.
Joyce Elaine (Wilson) Winfree, age 93, of Bluefield, WV, passed peacefully of natural causes on December 20, 2021. Joyce was born in Fairmont, WV on November 23, 1928, to Carl Webster Wilson and Mary Brown Wilson. She graduated from Fairmont... View Obituary & Service Information
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