William Edward Boyce

Published 11:14 am Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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William E. “Birdseed” Boyce, 78, of Elizabeth City, died October 12, 2021 at home. He was born on December 4, 1942 to the late Jep Thomas Boyce and Madaline Boyce Toler.

Survivors include wife Janice Davis Boyce; daughters Debbie Willis (Donnie)  and  Vestel Pendleton (Wayne, deceased); grandchildren Amber Hickman Meads (Tim),  Joshua Pendleton, Caitlyn Gardner (Trent), Joel Pendleton (Jamie), Ben Pendleton (Sarah) and Morgan Willis; six great-grandchildren; brother James Boyce (Phyllis); sister-in-law Emilee Bowen (Jack, deceased); brother-in-law Daniel Davis (Barbara); sister-in-law Susan Davis (Jimmy, deceased); and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Joyce Ann Jernigan and her husband Jerry Jernigan.

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Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on October 27 at Pearl Street Pentecostal Church with burial in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Pearl Street Pentecostal Church Building Fund, P. O Box 602, Elizabeth City, NC  27909. Twiford Funeral Home is serving the family. www.TwifordFH.com