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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
George Joynes

George Alfred Joynes

Thursday, February 1st, 1940 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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George Alfred Joynes was born on February 1, 1940 in Onancock, Virginia to the late Henry Bryd and Beatrice Joynes. George had one sister, Barbara Joynes, who preceded him in death.

George moved to Philadelphia in the 1960s and was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System. However, George received his early education in Berlin, Maryland. He would often speak of the fond memories he had of living in Berlin. He considered it to be one of the best times of his life. This is where he attended church with his grandmother, Momma Lena. He was a man of strong faith, who prayed regularly and often talked about his trust in God. He usually attended Bedside Church with Joel Olsteen and Charles Stanley.

George was an avid reader. He was particularly interested in biographies, astrology, and the news. He read at least one newspaper a day, his favorite was the New York Daily News. He had no problem sending you on a trek across town to find that newspaper. He would drink his WaWa coffee and read his New York Daily News.

George or “Big George,” as he was affectionately known, always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He always had his own businesses, which included a trucking company, The Southern Inn (bar), and most recently, an auto body and mechanic shop.

He touched many lives and always went out of his way to help others. He was looked up to as a father, uncle, and brother figure by many. He did not mind sharing his opinion and telling you what to do, as he always thought he was right.

In his younger days, George loved to have a good time and party. The party didn’t start until he got there. George loved people and his family. He and his brother-in-law, Boobie, were known for throwing the annual family cookout in the park.
George married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Topping, on February 1, 1963. Mary Ellen was his ride or die. The two of them shared three children, Ivan Rydell Smith, Parrish H. Joynes, and Maryanne Joynes.

He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary; three children, Rydell, PJ, and Maryanne; ten grandchildren, Treketta Harris (Myron, Sr.), Coretta Brown, Je’Cola Smith, Mason Smith, Shannon Joynes, Sean Joynes, Chanel Joynes, Jasmine Joynes, Timothy Robinson, and Timika Jenkins; seven great-grandchildren, Myisha Harris, Myron Harris, Jr., Juan Smalls, Erin Small, Ian Pendergrass, Landen Joynes, and Jaxon Boyd; six sisters-in-law, Dorothy Ivey (Lawrence), Inez Munden, Gladys Topping, Shirley Warner (Ted), Doreatha Lindsey, and Terry Henry; four brothers-in-law, Warner Topping (Charlotte), Robinson Tyler (Debbie), Larry Topping (Debbie), and Perry Topping; two special cousins, Charlotte Topping and Emma Baily, who were raised as his siblings; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 27th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, April 27th, 2020 12:00pm
    Metropolitan Bayside Community Cemetery
    21445 Bayside Rd.
    ONANCOCK, VA 23417
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In the light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We have received notification from the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers that funeral homes are included in the Governors Executive Order Fifty-Three (2020), which imposes the following restriction: Effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 10 or more individuals are prohibited. In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order Fifty-Three, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
  • Interment

    Monday, April 27th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, April 27th, 2020 12:00pm
    Metropolitan Bayside Community Cemetery
    21445 Bayside Rd.
    ONANCOCK, VA 23417
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