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Joy Bolen

Joyce “Joy” Wilkerson Bolen, 75, resident of 9 Hwy. 20 passes away Thursday May 23, 2019 at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC.

She was a daughter of the late J.V. and Joyce Wilkerson.

Joy was a retired Real Estate and Marketing Representative. She also worked several years at the Abbeville Press and Banner newspaper. She was very active in supporting and raising funds for the SC Mental Health Association. Joy was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Survivors include: a son Jayson Bolen (Maria) of Reidsville, NC; a brother John Wilkerson of Pacolet, SC; a sister Beverly Casstevens of Fayetteville, Georgia; and two grandchildren.

A Service for the Burial of the Dead will be conducted Sunday May 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with The Reverend Rilla Holmes officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials in memory of Joy may be made to The Mental Health Association of Abbeville, 300 Brooks St., Suite 1 Abbeville, SC 29620.


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Joy was a really nice person. I always enjoyed talking to her. Love and Prayers to the family.
E.Harby Williams

Harby Williams May 27 2019 12:00 AM

I am saddened to hear of Joy's death. She Sent about doing good. I will mishandling into her around town, especially the grocery store.

Mary Lou Edens May 26 2019 12:00 AM

Joy was dedicated at whatever she did. She will be missed.

Cora Lee May 26 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Joy's passing. Her family is in my thought and prayers. Joy and I were classmates starting in first grade at Central Elementary School in Greer where her dad was Principal. We reconnected several years later when her family moved to Travelers Rest and again during college when Joy worked part-time with the Greenville News/Piedmont. We lost contact after that. When I knew her, Joy always had a smile on her face and a real concern for people.

Jimmie Duncan May 25 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry to learn of Joy's passing..Knowing her as a faithful member at Trinity Episcopal Church and as a special person in the Gilchrist family,..My dad Doc Budd Gilchrist always referred to her as his editor and contact for his column "Docs Talks and Tales" --Peace be with you, dear Joy!

Caroline Gilchrist McGee May 24 2019 12:00 AM

Im so sorry to hear this news. I did not know she was sick. Ive known Joy and her family since I was a young girl and her sister, Beverly and I were childhood friends. Praying for her family and friends.

Marynell West May 23 2019 12:00 AM