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Mr. Joel Devon (Swagger) Artis

October 3, 1975 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 45)

Obituary

 

“For Safety Reasons, the Family Will Be Observing COVID-19’s Rules”

The family members and friends will be observing the COVID-19 Governor’s Mandates (Face Masks and Social Distancing will be required)

 

"A Special Thank You, Class of 1994, Goldsboro High School"

 

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. “ (II Timothy 4:7-8)  

 

In profound sorrow, the Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service join with the Artis, McNair and Lee families to announce Mr. Joel Devon Artis of Goldsboro, North Carolina, age 45, has completed his earthly journey. 

He was lovingly known by his family members and friends as “Swagger”. 

Mr. Artis transitioned from labor to reward on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

Joel was born in Wayne County, North Carolina on October 3, 1975 to Ms. Rhonda G. Artis and Mr. Joey McNair.

He received his education in the Wayne County Public School System and graduated from Goldsboro High School.

Joel served his country by enlisting into the United States Army and returned home with an honorable discharge.

Brother Artis attended and worshiped at God’s House Ministries, International in Goldsboro, North Carolina and under the leadership of Apostle Tommie A. Artis and Pastor Paula Jean Artis.

He was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents, Prophetess Gertrude M. Artis and Deacon Thomas Henry Artis; his Paternal Grandparents, Prophetess Ruby Bell and Reverend Edward Bell.

A public viewing will be conducted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in the Britt Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 414 East Washington Street, La Grange, North Carolina 28551. 

Also, a celebration of life graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. in the Golden Gate Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 4734 Highway 117 North, Pikeville, North Carolina 27863. Pastor Paula Jean Artis will officiate. 

Interment will follow the celebration of life service in the Golden Gate Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 4734 Highway 117 North, Pikeville, North Carolina 27863.

HE LEAVES TO MOURN A WIFE, ANNIE B. ARTIS, OF THE HOME; JOEL HAS ONE SON, JIEL DEVON ARTIS OF VIRGINIA OF WHOM HE LOVED DEARLY; HIS MOTHER, RHONDA ARTIS; HIS FATHER, JOEY MCNAIR; HIS STEPFATHER,  JAMES AUTHUR LEE; HIS BROTHERS, TOBIAS (K’TIE, E.J. WHITLEY) JOBIAS (MYESHA, JOMESAU, TREA’RE, NA’NA) TYRONE AND DEON MCLEAN; HIS SISTERS, SAUDIA  ARTIS (JA’BEZ AND COR’MARI) AND KESHA ARTIS ALL OF GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA; HIS UNCLES, APOSTLE  TOMMIE (PAULA) ARTIS, MARCUS ARTIS, THE LATE JERRY (MARGIE) ARTIS, DENNIS MCNAIR, MARK RAY MCNAIR; HIS AUNTS, APOSTLE SHARIEON (JAMES) GOODMAN, EVANGELIST WILMA  ARTIS, RUBY (ANDRE), MARY ANN (ARKIM), REGINA, VELMA-JEAN, TERESA ANN BAKER (LARRY); HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS STEPDAUGHTER, ROBIN; HIS THREE GRANDSONS, TIA, AND IYONA BATTLE; HIS STEPSON, DONTRELL BATTLE; HE HAS A HOST OF MANY SPECIAL NIECES, NEPHEWS, MANY AWESOME COUSINS, CHURCH FAMILY MEMBERS, HIS BROTHER-FRIEND, FRANKY AND MANY SPECIAL FRIENDS.

On December 30, 2020, the family members and friends will assemble at Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 414 East Washington Street, La Grange, North Carolina at 10:30 a.m. in preparation for the viewing and funeral procession to the cemetery.

Floral arrangements may be delivered to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 414 East Washington Street, La Grange, North Carolina beginning on Tuesday morning, December 29, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cards, Love-Grams and Condolences may be faxed to Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 252-566-5604 or posted on line at www.lagrangefuneralservice.com or call Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 252-566-5603.

Professional services, of love and care, are entrusted to:  Britt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, LLC in La Grange, North Carolina.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 30, 2020

11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
Britt Funeral Home Memorial Chapel
414 East Washington Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Funeral Service
Wednesday
December 30, 2020

12:30 PM
Golden Gate Memorial Gardens Cemetery
4734 Highway 117 North
Pikeville, NC 27863

Interment
Wednesday
December 30, 2020

1:15 PM
Golden Gate Memorial Gardens Cemetery
4734 Highway 117 North
Pikeville, NC 27863

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