Joyce Shackelford Hogge, 75, of Hayes, died on Sunday, March 25, 2012, after a courageous and valiant struggle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family.
Joyce was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church, and graduated from the first class of Gloucester High School in 1955. Joyce was secretary at Gloucester High School during the early seventies, and retired from the Yorktown-Jamestown Foundation.
She was a wonderful wife, loving mother and a very caring grandmother who loved her family unconditionally. Joyce was the type of person who always put others ahead of herself. She had a beautiful radiant smile and a cheerful, quiet manner that was endearing to everyone. Her most important achievement in life was her beautiful family. Those of us who knew her and shared her love feel truly blessed. She will be forever missed and always in our hearts.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents, J. Morgan and Grace Rowe Shackelford, and brother, Raymond B. Shackelford.
She is survived by daughters, Donna H. Green and husband Rodger, Luella H. Manning and husband Ken; son, John E. Hogge and wife Melissa; grandchildren, Shawn, Jamie, Shannon, Crystal, Kevin, Elliott, Misty, Taylor, Faith and Morgan; great-grandchildren, Amber, Kyrson, Hayden, Carter, Mackinzy, Brayden and Dezaray; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Bill West and the Rev. Richard Whiteheart will be held a 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Windsor Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Friday, March 30, 2012, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.
In Joyce’s memory, contributions may be given to Relay for Life, "Cancer Rockers Team," c/o Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, Va. 23072.