Robert Lester “Baldie” Joyner

April 11, 1952 - October 21, 2020

Robert Lester “Baldie” Joyner, age 68, of Bear, DE, transitioned to heaven on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Born on April 11, 1952 in Portsmouth, VA, Robert was the only son of five children of the late Marvin and Alice Elizabeth.

As a youngster, Robert learned many skills from mentors in his community. Later in life, he worked at the Norfolk Shipyard and General Electric (GE) in Portsmouth, VA. He gained his apprenticeship as a welder in JOBCORP prior to his employment with GE. In the late 60’s, Robert was on a two-week vacation in New York City and decided he wanted to stay. There he applied to General Motors in Tarrytown, NY, where he worked as an assembler for 35 years, before retiring in 2005. Robert became a team leader and worked with outside dealers to put a plan together to help General Motors become more efficient. He championed the vision General Motors had with its workers and management through the United Auto Workers Union.

Robert was a coach for his son’s little league baseball team. He was a very precise, no nonsense man. Robert has left his son with a vast memory of knowledgeable experiences, “how-to’s,” and the importance of being a devoted and loving husband and father. Although younger but a wise man, he was a protector of the females in his life, particularly his wife, sisters and daughter.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia and Jackie; grandmother, Alice “Bunch”; and uncle Lonnie. He leaves to cherish his passing his wife, Peggy D. (Dismuke) Joyner; children, Yolanda and Robert, Jr. (Narcisa); grandchildren, Zoѐ, Amir and Naomi; sisters, Joann and Pharelda; and many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones, too many to mention.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Christ the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE 19701. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to Christ the Cornerstone Methodist Church, at the address listed above.


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30 Condolences for Robert Lester “Baldie” Joyner

  • My condolences to Joanne and family.

  • Peggy:
    We share in your sorrow, know that we are praying your strength and comfort in the Lord. Cast your sorrows on Jesus, you know He cares for you.
    Love you
    Aunt Rosa Lee and Sons

  • May the Lord our God be with the family during this time of bereavement.

  • We were saddened when we heard about Robert keep your hands in God’s hands and he make you strong

  • Our love and prayers are with you during this time! My mind thinks back to Thanksgiving Day of 2016 when we traveled to your home to celebrate with the Dismuke and Crews family. You and Robert’s love and hospitality will always be cherished. We love you and pray for comfort in the passing of your soul mate!

  • My deepest condolences to the Joyner family. I am praying that God will heal and comfort you through your loss.

  • Love you my brother, you’ll be greatly missed. Til we meet again, rest in heavenly peace. Love Red, Pat, Chantell (Goddaughter) and Ashley.

  • Our condolences go out to you. Praying for the family during this time.
    From Jean and Shelby

  • Blood US going to be missed miss you from
    Sending my condolences to you and Joyner family. We are going to miss you Robert

    Love always Monique and Steven

  • Sending my condolences to you and the family doing this time.

    Love always
    Joyce, Monique and Family

  • My condolences to you Tina and the Joyner. Praying that God give you comfort.

  • JoAnn and the Joyner Family

    You and your family are surrounded by love during this difficult time.

    Deb and Cliff Reid

  • From the y group , so sorry for your loss , I only spoke to him briefly but I am grateful for that conversation

  • Martha & Ulysess Blair

    Words, can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family.

  • Velma Crews

    My condolences to Tina and Family. All prayers of comforting and healing during this time of sorrow.

  • Velma Crews

    My condolences to Tina and Family. Thoughts and prayers goes out for comforting and healing at this time of sorrow.

  • Dear family: many years ago when I met Robert, I thought he was the “coolest cat walking around Peekskill, NY.” Robert adored his life more than ever with Peggy by his side. I will keep you all in my prayers. My condolences to the Joyner family. Many blessings, Yvette Dofat

  • Mrs Peggalina. All my love sweet lady. You are in my prayers and I love you dearly. I pray that the Lord wraps his hands around you in all the days to come.
    Love Melissa

  • My brother and best friend has shed his old body for an eternal one in Heaven. I will miss you so much! However, I will hold onto the many memories of our frequent conversations about our childhood, Howard Park, Jeffrey Wilson, Ida Barbour, “Bootie Greens” in Norcom Park, Mr. Raleigh’s shop in Howard Park and the Taylorsville community. With the assurance of knowing that you are with grandma, mom, Pat and Jackie, I can go on until God calls me to join you in our Heavenly mansion. Rest in Peace my brother! I love you, but, God loved you best. Sister, Joann

  • Our love goes out to our Aunty and family at this time. Uncle Robert love and compassion for people tresended generations of people. Uncle Robert will be missed and his legacy will live on. We are praying that the love of God will keep the entire Joyner family through this time off loss. Love Always

    Quincy and Suzette

  • It is with a heavy heart that I remember my great neighbor who gained his wings. Robert was always that neighbor who was willing to provide a helping hand, word of encouragement and simply a great smile. It was because of him that my interest in visiting Canada got bigger. I couldn’t wait to get back to the States and, more importantly, back to the neighborhood to share with Robert the fantastic experiences had while visiting.

    This brother will truly be missed, yet, never forgotten. Peggy, what ever you need, I am just a few steps down the street.

  • My condolences to your family. God be with your family during this difficult time. Losing a loved one is challenging, be blessed.

  • Mrs. Peggy and family,
    I cannot even gather the words to say how sorry I am for your loss. Mr. Robert was an awesome man who will surely missed by all who were blessed to cross paths with him. Sending you lots of love and prayers today, tomorrow, and all the days to come. If there is anything you ever need please let me know❤️

    Love Always
    Jahnee Webster & Family

  • My sincere condolences to the Joyner family on the loss of your beloved husband, brother, and grandfather. Sending prayers of strength, comfort, peace and love.
    Lillian J Cross, childhood Friend.

  • I love you

  • May God bless your family with peace and comfort. Keeping you all in my prayers!

  • I don,t know the right words to say at this time but i do know that the good lord make no mistake may he keep you and your family in his arm

  • I have known Mr. Robert all my life and have so many fond memories of him growing up. He always made sure we had fun during our play dates ask kids, gave us sound advice as we grew older and taught us to respect ourselves. I know he is in a better place with loving family and friends. He will be missed but never forgotten. Love, Bree

  • You’ll have my deepest condolences.

  • With much love you did a great jod your job is don God will do the rest rest in peace love you man