Joyce Hamlet Green, 93 departed from this life on January 25, 2023, at home after a brief illness.  Joyce was born November 1,1929.  She was the daughter, of the late Hughie Hall Hamlet and Beulah Orndorff Hamlet. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband William Eugene Green Sr.; her brother, Ivan Boyd Hamlet, and her sister, Lois Hamlet.

During her long and eventful life, she served as a public-school teacher for thirty-three years, was a lifelong member of Midway Baptist Church serving there as a Sunday School teacher, a member of Branchie Sublett Jordan Mission Circle, director of the WMU, and church historian. During her service as church historian, she compiled and published the history of Midway and kept it updated until recently. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gama, Red Hill Garden Club, Charlotte County Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by a son, William Eugene Green Jr. and wife, Donna; a grandson, William Eugene Green III and his wife, Marsha; and two great-grandchildren, William Eugene Green IV (Liam) and Scarlett Kennedy Green.

She will be deeply missed by her family, her church, and her many friends. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the ladies who cared for her during this last year, the caregivers from Blessings of Hope, and special caregivers Ann Marie Newcomb and Shilia James.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday January 28th,2023, at Midway Baptist Church, Phenix, VA with internment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Billy and Donna Green, 4660 Midway Road Phenix, VA 23959, at all times. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Midway Baptist Church, 2595 Midway Road Phenix, VA 23959. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA,  is in charge of arrangements.




Condolence Messages

  1. Beth Hall

    26 January 2023 1 year ago

    Joyce will be very much missed by all but especially those, such as my family, who considered her one of our own. I really cannot remeber a birthday, holiday or any family occasion she was not a huge part of. All of us love her and will miss her. We are all thinking of Billy, Donna, Trip, Marsha, Liam and Scarlett and love you all very much! Beth, Randy, and family.

  2. Wendy M Shepherd

    26 January 2023 1 year ago

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful teacher and person who will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all

  3. Joe and Linda Harvey

    26 January 2023 1 year ago

    Billy and Donna,we will surely miss Joyce . I always enjoyed my visits with her,especially when she let me try out her electric chair that went to her basement. I couldn’t get the hang of it at first and she said for goodness sake Linda ,you can do this. She absolutely loved her family more than anything. She was so faithful to BSJ MISSION circle and she knew everything about the history of our church. We have loss one of our Senior Saints of Midway ,but Im so thankful she could join us for our luncheons we had . We were very blessed with her presence and will miss her being there so much. In Christian Love . Joe and Linda

  4. Brenda Driskill

    26 January 2023 1 year ago

    Roger and I express our deepest sympathy to the family for comfort and peace during this sad time. Joyce was well loved and will be missed.

  5. winifred dunn

    26 January 2023 1 year ago

    Condolences to the family. i always enjoyed seeing Mrs. Green at the beauty shop.

  6. Alan W Tibbs

    27 January 2023 1 year ago

    A very nice lady. My sympathy to the family.


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  9. Sherry Smith Green

    27 January 2023 1 year ago

    So very sorry for your loss! She was such a special woman and her loss will be greatly felt by all who knew her! Prayers and deepest sympathy!

  10. Larry. fannon

    29 January 2023 1 year ago

    She was my favorite teacher! She touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.
    Prayers for family and friends.
    Larry and Patty Fannon

  11. Joanne Jordan-Proffitt

    29 January 2023 1 year ago

    So many wonderful memories of Joyce. Her influence in school and Church were many. She and Mom spent many hours the last few years on the phone catching up on neighborhood events. Mom sends her sincere condolences to Billy, Donna and family. She will be sorely missed by many.

  12. Dewey Fallen --David

    30 January 2023 1 year ago

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.My prayers are with all the family..

  13. Elizabeth

    18 March 2023 11 months ago

    She was my math teacher, she seemed dedicated to her work. My sympathies to her family

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