Joyce W. Kennedy|
Virginia Beach - Mrs. Joyce Whitmire Kennedy, 78, passed away April 8, 2014. Joyce was the daughter of the late Eva Phillips and Virgil Clyde Whitmire of New Market, VA. She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Hamilton and brother, Eugene Whitmire.
Joyce is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 59 years, Donald D. Kennedy; daughters, Debra, Lauren and her husband Rick, Jacqueline, and Anna; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Joyce led a Christian life and loved the Lord. She was a member of the Bow Creek Presbyterian Church where she was an elder and President of the Women. Joyce retired from S&C Company. She was a wonderful lady who loved and enjoyed spending time with her family. Joyce was a lady of strength and inspiration and was deeply admired by her family and friends for not only her kindness but her courage and dignity that she has shown throughout her life and with her battle with Alzheimers. She was proud and honored to be part of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 105, Waynesboro, VA.
Her family wishes to thank everyone at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Medi Hospice for the tender loving care they have shown Joyce over the past four years and the support given to her family. In memory of her life and to help find a cure for this tragic disease, the family requests that contributions be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 and/or your local
The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home and a service will begin at 7:00 p.m. You may offer condolences to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.
Luke 23:43 Verily I say to you, Today you will be with me in Paradise.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 10, 2014