Joyce S. Lalley, 85, passed away on January 8, 2021. She was born on August 20, 1935 in Kannapolis, NC to the late Lunda W. Stone and Mable Knight Stone. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Lalley, and her sister, Peggy Stone.

She married Thomas J. Lalley on August 23,1958 at Saint Thomas Apostle Church, in Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lalley was a graduate of Selma High School in Selma, NC and of Pennsylvania State University where she earned a BS Degree in Individual and Family Studies. She retired in 1999 from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in Washington. She was an active member and past chairman of the Metro Chapter of the Society of FBI Alumni (Formerly FBI Woman). Mrs. Lalley was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Monroe, NC, where she did volunteer work for many years.

A private graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery, Smithfield, NC.

Survivors include her children, Timothy Lalley (Kristie) of Waxhaw, NC; Margaret Farrell (Ben) of State College, PA; and Kathleen Poindexter (Darren) of Frederick, MD; grandchildren, Sean Lalley (Rochelle); Matthew Lalley; Christopher Lalley (Robin); Angela Farrell; and great grandchildren, Caden, Kennady, Keenan, Margot, Violet and June Lalley, her aunts, Nancy Bost of Monroe, NC and Lynda Cobb of Kannapolis, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 725 Deese Street, Monroe, NC 28112 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, TN 38105.

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Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory is caring for the Lalley Family.


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