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Brenda Bryant Joyner

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Aug. 10, 1948 — July 3, 2020

YOUNGSVILLE — Brenda Bryant Joyner passed away at home Friday, July 3, 2020.

Born Aug. 10, 1948, she was the daughter of James Thomas Owens and Marjorie Land Owens. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, James Thomas Owens Jr.

Brenda is survived by her husband, E. Carroll Joyner; and her son, Bradford Bryant.

She is loved by family and friends who remember her positive attitude and ability to face the most challenging circumstances without despair.

An outdoor memorial service is planned for Sept. 27 in Wake Forest.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Helene Foundation, 13200 Strickland Road, Suite 114-308, Raleigh, NC 27613 (

Arrangements are by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest;