Joyce Bowman Self, 88, of Hildebran, passed away on August 26, 2023 at Trinity Ridge Assisted Living in Hickory following a period of declining health.
Mrs. Self was born on January 22, 1935 in Burke County to the late Ray Bowman and Alice Hart Bowman. She was the receptionist-bookkeeper with Liberty Life Insurance Company, and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She enjoyed growing flowers, mowing her yard, and spending time with her family. Prior to the Covid Era, she spent time enjoying water aerobics, being a part of the Hardee’s Lunch Bunch, and participating in Young At Heart.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Miles Self; and a grandson, Nathan Self; and a brother-in-law, Harold Starnes.
Survivors include her sons, Timothy Self of Lincolnton and Matthew Self and wife Cindy of Harrisburg; her daughter, Melissa Evans and husband Tommy of Wilson; her brother, Ray Bowman and wife Mary Jo of PA and her sister, Maxine Starnes of FL.; her grandchildren, Andrew Self, Daniel Self, Ethan Evans and wife Sara, Tyler Evans, Timmy Self and Donna Bane and husband Doran; her great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Evans, Wendelyn Evans, Silvana Evans, Faith Reyes and Artemis Bane; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday August 28, 2023 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hickory, with Rev. Richard Schroeder and Rev. Henry Rendleman officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday, immediately following the service at Messiah Lutheran Church.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday August 29, 2023 at Fairview Cemetery in Hickory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3510 Main Ave. NW Hickory, NC 28601 or Trinity Ridge, 2140 Medical Park Dr. Hickory, NC 28601.