NEWPORT NEWS - Lorella Muire Tysinger, 89, widow of C. A. Tysinger, died Monday, February 4, 2013. Born in Urbana, Mrs. Tysinger grew up in Hampton and moved to Newport News in 1954. She graduated from Hampton High School and the Hampton Roads Business College. In 1943, she began working for the C&O Railroad retiring there as Chief Clerk in 1983. Mrs. Tysinger was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church, the Hampton Yacht Club and Hampton Women's Club as well as a charter member of the Hidenwood Garden Club. Mrs. Tysinger is survived by her son Wayne L. Tysinger and wife Linda; sister, Gladys M. Craigs; grandson, Arthur Lee Tysinger and wife Maryann; and four granddaughters, Kira, Ashley, Kailee, and Skylee. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Garnet McKinsey, Dorothy Snead and Gertrude Jander. The family would like to extend a special thanks to neighbors, Madge Hollifield and Keri Hollifield, cousins Patricia and Ray Waldon, and Susan and Ned Johnson for their care and support during Mrs. Tysinger's illness. A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 9, 2013 at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home 245 S. Armistead Ave, Hampton with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30-7:30 PM at the funeral home The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Shelton On The Bay.
Published in Daily Press on Feb. 7, 2013.