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April 19, 2024

Lonja SaFree Smith Joyner

Lonja SaFree Smith Joyner, 75, of Statesville, passed away on July 15, 2023, at Autumn Care in Statesville after an extended illness.

Lonja was born November 15, 1947, in Iredell County, to the late Lonnie Grady Smith and Hazel Irene Renegar Shaw. Lonja attended Horizon Church in Statesville and worked as a textile worker.

Those left to cherish her memory include a twin sister, Sonja Jenkins of Statesville.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 4:00 p.m., at Sandy Springs Baptist Church, 2930 Sandy Springs Rd., Harmony, NC 28634. Worship Pastor Tony Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the graveside.

Memorials may be given to Horizon Church, 316 Signal Hill Dr., Statesville, NC 28625; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Statesville, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Joyner Family.

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