Mrs. Joyce Hamlett Jones, wife of the late Robert Richard Jones Sr., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the age of 76.

Mrs. Jones was born in North Carolina on Jan. 31, 1943, the daughter of the late George Lee and Beatrice Snow Hamlett.

She loved flower gardening, porch sitting, reading and bluegrass music. Joyce was a member of First Crossroads Baptist Church.

Cherishing her memories are her children, Billy Jones (Nancy) of Alton, Sharon Rickman (Ronnie) of Alton, David Jones (Kimberly) of Alton, Lisa Lloyd (Irvin) of Alton, Leslie Shepard (Eric) of South Boston, Robert “Bobby” Jones Jr. (Nancy) of Vernon Hill and Allan Bruce Jones of Alton; brother Alton Hamlett; sisters Shirley Lewis, Ruby Howerton and Lorene Weaver. 

She also is survived by 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Hamlett Jr. and Ricky Hamlett.

A memorial service for Mrs. Jones will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in the Betty B. Jones Chapel of Brooks Lyon Funeral Home with the Reverend Herbert Brown officiating.

The family will receive family and friends immediately following the service at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and at other times at her home.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, PO Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558 or the Halifax Dog Squad, PO Box 418, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.