Mrs. Joyce Connolly Burrell, 70, of Statesville, NC passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in the Iredell Memorial Hospital. She was born November 7, 1942 in Alexander County and was the daughter of the late Walter Watt Connolly and Stella Margaret Gregory Connolly. She attended Hiddenite School and graduated from Troutman High School in 1961.
On June 18, 1961, she was married to Olus J. Burrell who survives. She was a member of Landmark Church of God and was a school bus driver for Iredell-Statesville Schools for 27 years. She enjoyed children of all ages.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Louise C. Webber and two brothers, Harold S. Connolly and Howard L. Connolly.
Mrs. Burrell is survived by her husband of 51 years, Olus J. Burrell, two sons, Jared A. Burrell (Nichole) of Roaring River, NC and O. Dean Burrell of Bostic, NC, one granddaughter, Ashley M. Burrell of Statesville, one grandson, Alan W. Burrell of Roaring River NC, one brother, Larry Connolly (Saleta) of Statesville also survive, along with a number of nieces, nephews and a special great great niece, Tina Connolly.
A service to celebrate her life will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Landmark Church of God with Dr. Kenneth Hudson , Rev. B.N. Black, and Rev. TomWallace officiating. The family will visit with friends at the church on Saturday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Red Cross or NC Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com
Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Joyce Connolly Burrell.