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Joyce Austin Beam

April 22, 1957 January 11, 2019
Joyce Austin Beam
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Obituary for Joyce Austin Beam

Joyce Marie Austin Beam, age 61, of Hickory went home to be with her Lord on Friday, January 11, 2019 after a strongly fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Born April 22, 1957 in Wicomico County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Austin and Margaret Price Johnson. Joyce was a member of Mercy Missionary Baptist Church in Hickory.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Ray Austin and niece, Jessica Hamby.

She is survived by:
Husband of 35 years: James Edward Beam, Jr of the home

Daughter: Diane Starnes and husband Scott of Conover

Son: David Walker, Jr. and wife Amanda of Granite Falls

3 Granddaughters: Alana, Kayle and Kealee

3 Grandsons: Nicholas, Steven and Zakary

Great Granddaughter: Elena

3 Sisters: Linda Noblett and husband Donald of Hickory, Wanda Austin of Hickory and Donna Weherman of IL

2 Uncles: W.D. Price and wife Gail and Robert Price and wife Jean

Cousin and close friend: Kathy Campbell

A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other close friends

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton with Pastor James McKinney officiating.

Burial will follow at Brookford City Cemetery in Hickory.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to:

Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Beam family.

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Previous Events

Receiving of Friends




1:00 PM 1/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1/13/2019 1:45:00 PM
Burke Mortuary- Newton

2516 N Main Ave
Newton, NC 28658

Burke Mortuary- Newton
2516 N Main Ave Newton 28658 NC
United States

Funeral Service




2:00 PM 1/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Burke Mortuary Chapel

2516 N Main Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

Burke Mortuary Chapel
2516 N Main Avenue Newton 28658 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Brookford City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hickory, NC 28601

Hickory 28601 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude's Children's Research

262 Danny Thomas PL
Memphis, TN 38105

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