Edward Columbus Joyner, our beloved husband, son, brother, uncle and friend was born June 30, 1938 in Norfolk, Virginia. He is proceeded in death by his father Clarence Joyner, mother Novella Harold Joyner, brother Robert Joyner, and sisters Thelma Walton, Novella Joyner, and Vivian Willie.
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Ed married his life partner, Edith Vivian Shands on August 22, 1964 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Through their union they acquired numerous children, courtesy of their respective sisters and brothers, for whom all have fond memories of “Uncle Ed”. He loved serving as a loving father to Pamela L. Gregory, and a grandfather to Brittany Skutt, who was truly the highlight of his life.
Edward Joyner, affectionately known to some as Ed-D, was a soft spoken, Christian man who was loved by all who came into his presence. As one of nine children in a close-knit family, he frequently could be found in Burton Station, where he lived as a child. Known for his love of cars, he owned numerous Chevy’s in his lifetime, all of which were the cleanest vehicles to be found. He particularly enjoyed his Chevy trucks, and his candy apple red Corvette. Ed worked for Norfolk International Airport, and Avis Rent-A-Car before starting his career as a member of International Longshoremen’s Association Local #1248 until he retired in 1998.
To cherish the memory of Ed is his wife of 57 years Edith; his siblings Lucy Simmons, Cora Joyner, Alexander Joyner, and David Joyner. Pam Gregory (Donald), Brittany Skutt (Gordon); and a host of loving nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends who will miss him dearly.