York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Faith Holloway Joye
Joye imageFaith Holloway Joye, 68, a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson, crossed peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2016 after a long illness. She worked in Civil Service for many years and retired as a Mortgage Banker. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she held many offices. Faith was a graduate of Poquoson High School Class of 1966; was head of the Poquoson Seafood Festival for many years in its beginning; loved crocheting and knitting, making afghan blankets for much of her family; and was an avid Washington Redskins fan. Faith was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Emma and Arthur Vaden Holloway Sr.; brothers, A. V. "Binks” Holloway and Robert Floyd Holloway; sisters, Ella Mae Paul and Sue Gorde; aunt, Florence Pauls; and best friends, Frances Riggins and Myrna Gail Wechsler. She is survived by her husband since 1988, Kenneth O. "Kenny” Joye; daughters, Amber Dawn Freeman Thompson and Angela Joye Reid; sons, Duane Joye and Kenneth A. Joye; sisters, Betty Holloway Watkins, Peggy Holloway Harris, and Mary Holloway Barr; grandchildren, Miranda, Marissa, Hannah, Matthew, Madisson, Meredith, David, and Reese; many nieces and nephews, whom she loved as if they were her own; BFF’s, Maureen, Anne, and Paula; and her furry child, Rocky. A Celebration of Faith’s life will be held Friday, July 22, 2:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, led by Gordon Helsel. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Scattering of Faith’s ashes will be at a later date. At other times the family will be at her daughter Amber’s home. Faith’s request was that donations in her memory be made to Helping Hands, 11 Olde Pond Road, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to  claytorrollins.com . "Faith loved her family and friends, and especially her grandchildren unconditionally.”
Cecelia Joyner Craig
Craig imageCecelia Joyner Craig, 68, passed away on Friday, July 15,2016 in Riverside Regional Medical Center. Cecelia was a native of Franklin, VA and a lifelong peninsula resident. She graduated from Ferguson High School class of 1966 and worked at Fort Eustis for 11 years as the Secretary of the Engineering Department following with a daycare business for 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She survived by her husband of 40 years Lloyd W. Craig, Jr.; her sons, Eric R. Craig of Newport News and Scott A. Craig (Jessica) of Poquoson, VA a daughter, Jacqueline Imbody of Newport News; 3 brothers, Charles T. Joyner (Martha), Randall T. Joyner (Barbara) and Richard W. Joyner (Gayla); 3 grandchildren, Jayden, Chase, and Cailin. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Northside Christian Church with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends lhr prior to the service. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, V A.
Mary Ellen (Nelson) Chapman
Chapman imageMary Ellen (Nelson) Chapman 79, of Valrico, passed away July 6, 2016. Mary was a lifetime member of the Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Paul Chapman Sr.; her daughter, Sylvia Jean Chapman; and her brothers, Billy Lane Nelson and Bennie Lee Nelson Sr. Mary is survived by her children, Larry Chapman (Linda), Steve Chapman (Lori), and Ken Chapman (Linda); her siblings, Bette Miller (Jim), Bobby Nelson (Susan), Donald Nelson (Elizabeth), and Linda Griffin (Jerry); as well as 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at 2:30 pm, Saturday, July 30, at Ivy Farms Church of the Brethren.
Jonathan Ryan Jensen
Jensen imageJonathan Ryan Jensen, 44, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, with his loving wife Kavita by his side. He was a native of Hampton, VA and a resident of Cockeysville, MD for the past 13 years. Jonathan worked as a construction inspector. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kavita Jensen; father, Peter C. Jensen; mother, Grace D. Baines; and brothers, Chris and Jason Jensen. Viewing/visitation will be held Monday, July 25, 2:00–4:00 PM immediately followed by a Celebration of Jonathan’s Life led by Pastor William McCarty, all at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Burial will be private. Online condolences to  claytorrollins.com . "Jonathan loved to make people laugh, he had a huge heart, and his mere presence would change the demeanor of any situation to happy…missing you.”
Theresa Forrest "Ressie” Smith
Smith imageTheresa Delia Forrest "Ressie” Smith, 62, a native of Poquoson, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 22, 2016. She was a 1972 graduate of Poquoson High School; a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; and worked at the V.A. Medical Center in Hampton for many years. Ressie was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Virginia and Leo Carl Forrest Sr. She is survived by two daughters, Misty Lee Smith Landers (Donnie Jr.) of Japan, and Ashley Marie Smith McCarty of Hampton; siblings, Jennifer Forrest Allen, Leo Carl Forrest Jr., and Sonya Forrest Wells, all of Poquoson; six grandchildren, Isaiah Deondre Landers, Jacobi Lebron Landers, Josiah Keanu Landers, Dennis James Coleman Jr., Austin Louis McCarty, and Elijah Stanley McCarty; a cousin, Virginia Lee Carmines of Poquoson; and dear friend of 40 years, Pattye Oliver. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 28, 1-2:00 PM, at the Parklawn Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum, Hampton, immediately followed there by her funeral service at 2:00 PM, led by Rev. Carol Bookwalter. Burial will then follow at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA, 23662, or to the Autism Society of America, 5291 Greenwich Rd., #1, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462. Online condolences to  claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements.
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