Joan R. Hoffman
1932 - 2022
Gastonia — Joan Ruth Hoffman, 89, went to be with the Lord April 7, 2022 surrounded by her family.
She was born May 19, 1932, in Catawba Heights, Gaston County, daughter of the late Laura Lacy Poole Rumfelt and Conner Graham Rumfelt.
Joan was a humble servant of the Lord faithfully using her gift of music; beginning at the age of 18, serving as the organist at East Belmont Baptist Church and then as the organist at Sandy Plains Baptist Church for over 40 years. She also served as the Church Secretary for Sandy Plains Baptist Church for 25 years. Joan never complained; she was always positive and never had a negative word to say about anyone regardless of how she was treated and/or the circumstances.
A Private Graveside Service will be held for the family only on Sunday, April 10, 2022.
Pallbearers will be Morgan M. Tran, Janna R. Kenney, Andrew R. Kenney, Seth A. Mathieu, Allen L. Tran and Robert M. Kenney.
For anyone wishing to honor the life of Joan Ruth Hoffman, the family will be at the Family Life Center at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Sunday April 10th at 4:00 p.m. This will be an opportunity to remember Joan's life and pay tribute to her memory.
Joan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane Hoffman Kenney and Robert Kenney; daughter, Bobbie Hoffman Mathieu; her sister, Jean Rumfelt Robinson and her grandchildren Janna Kenney, Morgan Mathieu Tran and Allen Tran, Andrew and Kassidy Kenney and Seth Mathieu and Macy Barfield.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband Nelson P. Hoffman, her brothers, Lloyd Nelson Rumfelt, Graham Coolidge Rumfelt, George Harding Rumfelt and sisters, Susan Samantha Rumfelt and Dorothy Classec Rumfelt Wyatt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory and honor of Joan's many years of dedicated service as an organist and pianist in the community, we request that any memorials/contributions be sent to: Centerview Baptist Church Music Fund, Attn: Rev. Mark Costner, 2300 Acme Road, Belmont, NC 28012.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia (704) 864-5144 is serving the Family.