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Joseph Seddon Cromwell Jr., of Cobbs Creek, born Sept. 3, 1933, son of Joseph Seddon Cromwell and Dorothy Slye, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. 

He was married for 61 years to Miriam B. Cromwell. He was a graduate of Georgia School of Technology, and a lifetime Government Architect. Joe concurrently served in the USCG Active Reserve, retiring as Commander. 

He enjoyed coaching both boys’ and girls’ travel soccer team, as well as serving his church, especially in the missions’ areas. He solely established and funded, for over 20 years, the Lazarus Award for a graduating Mathews High School student who had turned their life around over the greatest of odds. He supported many national charities. 

He is survived by his wife, Miriam; his children, Tambrae T. Cromwell, Erin C. Stone, and Cristin C. Cromwell; children by marriage, Michelle Cromwell and Douglas Stone; grandchildren, Tyler Joseph DeGrandcourt, Alexa Leigh Stone, Jakob Douglas Stone, Cristin Caleb and Samuel Chase Cromwell. 

The family is especially grateful for the loving care given him by Douglas Stone and his Hospice Team. The family asks expressions of sympathy to be to one’s favorite charity or to Riverside Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

The family requests no food or flowers. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, is assisting the family.