Joyce Irene Weaver Darst was born in Charlotte, NC on July 12, 1943 and went to be with our heavenly father on November 1, 2023. Joyce was proceeded in death by her farther, Julius Weaver; mother, Frances Jordan; three sisters, Evelyn Howell, Caroyn Harris and Elaine Williams; and 5 nieces and nephews, Barbra Adair, Melvin Howell, Diane Foust, Tammy Geelen and Sonny Gillian. Joyce is survived by her husband, Mike Darst; four children, Debbie Barfoot, Patty Harris, Tommy Darst and Dale Darst; two grandchildren, Joel Townsend and Julia Townsend; two great grandchildren, Lynden Townsend and Byrce Townsend; great niece and nephews, Tonya Keller, Bobbie Foust and Dustin Gillian; and two great niece and nephew, Kristin Keller, Lucas Keller and Leeland Geelen.
Joyce attended Wilmington High School in Wilmington, Delaware, where she met her husband Mike Darst. The family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1965.
Joyce was a loving wife and mother who always put her family first, she never screened a call, always checked for messages and her mailbox. No one was a stranger to Joyce and when you went to see her, the first thing she did after saying hello, was run to the kitchen to see what she could offer you to eat and drink.
Joyce was a homemaker until all of her children were in school, where she then went to work in the cafeteria at Sedgefield Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina. After moving to Columbia, South Carolina in 1979, she was employed at Dinner Bell Meat Packing (1980 - 1992) and retired from Anchor Continental in 1996.