Joyce C. Small, 78, of Hampton, Va., widow of Norman B. Small, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
Born in Rhode Island, she had been a Hampton resident since 1958. Joyce was very active in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, participating in the Senior Choir, J.O.Y. Group and the Red Hat Society. She had also been a Cub Scout leader and supported the Boy Scouts, and was active in the P.T.A.
Joyce is survived by her children, Norman B. Small II and wife Lee Sherry, Deborah J. Bone, John A. Small, and Victoria L. Venable and husband James P. Jr.; 15 grandchildren, Norman B. Small III and wife Nici, Dawn M. Young and husband Rob, John A. Small Jr., April L. Bone, Michael B. Hudson, Robin E. Malett, Jessica N. Bone, J.P. Venable III and fiancée Stacey, Haley N. Small, Laura G. Venable, Miranda D. Venable, Charles N. Venable; great-grandchildren, Tyler J. Colsch, Jared R. Colsch and Cody J. Colsch, Kaitlyn L. Young, Riley M. Young, Devin J. Small, Kaleb P. Small, Veronica M. Malette, Ayden J. Small, Skylar N. Shackelford; cousins, Richard and Phyllis Read, lifelong friend, Kay Kuchta and "Adopted Family," Sharon Linnin, Elizibith, Jason and Krista Hester.
A memorial service was conducted at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. The family received friends following the service at the church.
The family requests that memorial donations take the form of contributions to the children’s music enrichment program Soundscapes, 11009 Warwick Blvd., Suite 215, Newport News, Va. 23601.