HICKORY Joyce Ann Deal, 71, of Hickory, went to sleep in Jesus, June 12, 2019. Joyce was born July 20, 1947, in Catawba County to the late D. A. and Mary Ball. She was a loving wife, mother and Mawmaw. Joyce was a devoted member of the Hickory S.D.A. Church. She had a servant's heart and enjoyed helping needy families and sending cards of encouragement. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 48 years, Robert Lee Deal; and brother, Dennis Ball. Survivors include her children, Lala Setzer and husband, Lewis, Robert P. Deal, Richard L. Deal; grandchildren, Nathan Deal and wife, Jessie, Austin Deal, Andrew Deal, Joseph Deal; great-grandchildren (Rugrats), Alex, Lizzie, Isaiah and Aubrey Deal; and several dear friends and extended family members. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Catawba Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to W.H. Johnston School, 172 23rd St NW, Hickory 28601. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Deal family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

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