Rev. Joseph “Joey” Bartlett, age 24, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Joey was born in Burke County on November 12, 1995. He was a 2014 graduate of McDowell High School. Joey heard the calling and on October 29, 2017 he became an ordained minister. Though his ministry was short, Joey led many people to the Lord through his preaching, his friendly and his loving ways. He had a passion for the Word and was always ready to talk about God. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all.
He is survived by his parents, Beverly Bartlett and David Ricketts of Marion; sister, Kristina Bartlett and her Fiancé Zachary Maddox; grandfather Sam Chapman; a special friend, Fretche Lagroma, as well as a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.
“We all Love you and you will be sorely missed.”
The family will have a visitation on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion.
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