STATESVILLE This Proverbs 31 woman worked with her hands, created a home of love, spoke with wisdom, knew and feared the Lord. "Her children rise up and call her blessed." Proverbs 31:28 Our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Joycelyn Campbell Walden went to her heavenly home Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, after battling Alzheimer's for many years. She was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Iredell County, to the late James D. Campbell and Edith Shaver Campbell. She was a graduate of Troutman High School. In 1946, she married Terry M. Walden. They had 39 years together before his passing in 1986. Mrs. Walden was a member of Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church. She participated in weekly activities and the Ladies' Circle Group. She was a member of the Metrolina Charter 1173 of the American Business Women for 29 years. She was a Counselor and Advisor for the Oddfellows, Theta Rho Young Women's group also remembering her close friend, the late Mary Ellen Cline and Rebecca young women's group. Mrs. Walden worked at A.L. Shaver and Sons in the family's chair business. After retirement, she enjoyed working at Johnson Greenhouse. Her hobbies included feeding and watching the birds, tending to her flowers, and making her yard beautiful. She is survived by four children, Jan W. Troutman (Sam), Darrell C. Walden (Kim), Britt Walden, Robin Walden (Trent); and a daughter-in-law, Pam Walden, all of Statesville; four grandchildren, Steve Carrigan, Bradley Walden (Deeanne), Chase Walden (Ashlyn) and Lauren Morton (Erick); five great-grandsons, Blaine Walden, Cole Walden, Liam Walden, Alex Walden, Mason Rhyne and Barrett (Barry) Walden, due in a few weeks; sister, Alison Sowers of Statesville; sisters-in-law, Doris Walden, Peggy Campbell and Marion Beshears; and a close friend of the family, Marsha Johnston In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Carol (Tip) Campbell; one sister, Noel Campbell; and a son, Barry Walden. Her celebration of life funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, at Troutman Funeral Home in Troutman, with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Visitation will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10:30 a.m., at Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Our family would like to thank all Mom's caregivers at Brookdale Memory Care and Carillion Assisted Living of Mooresville for their love, care and kindness as she battled this very debilitating disease, also a special thanks to her special friend and caregiver while still at home, Jennifer Williams. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's research in care of the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Joycelyn Walden.

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