Clyda Louise Cockrell, 70, passed away  on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Louise was born March 20, 1942 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Sarah Godwin. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Earl Joyner and Randy William Joyner; six brothers, Ed, Isaac, Everette, Cecil, Paul and Raymond; and two sisters, Phyllis Daniels and Nancy Strum.

Louise is survived by her son, Frederick Gorham Joyner and wife Karen; daughter, Kathy Louise Smith and husband Mark; daughter, Deborah Lynn Ball and husband Martin; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Godwin and sister, Katie Varnell.

A funeral service was held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Wheeler and Woodlief Fuenral Home with Rev. Gerald Parker officiating. Burial followed at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount.