Joyce D. Malenfant

Published 5:14 am Sunday, November 28, 2021

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Joyce D. Malenfant, 87, of Elizabeth City died Sunday evening November 21 at her residence. She was born in Pasquotank County on September 18, 1934 to the late Johnny Thomas Cox and Ethel Copeland Cox Sawyer. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty-six years, Rene Henry (Ray) Malenfant; two brothers, Garland Cox and Mark Elmer (Buddy) Cox; three sisters, Helen Creef, Margaret Doxey, and Edna Stanley White; and one grandson, Andrew Godfrey.

Survivors include sons, David R. Malenfant and Donald R. Malenfant (Amanda); daughters, Doris J. (Jeannie) Malenfant, Donna Malenfant Sayer, Dawn M. Godfrey (William), and Deborah J. Malenfant; eleven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and sister, Ethel Reeder.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on November 30 at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Pastor Davin Phillips officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery beside her husband. Twiford Funeral Homes is serving the family.

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