E. Ann DeShazor

E. Ann DeShazor

E. Ann DeShazor, 87, of Newport News, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law.  She was a native of Newport News and a life-long Peninsula resident.  In her later years, she lived in Toano, VA.  Ann worked in the court systems of Newport News and Williamsburg and retired from the New Kent County Circuit Court as a Deputy Clerk of Courts, after a career of over 30 years.  

Ann had many interests in her life, including hand painting china plates and other china items, painting and detailing award-winning duck decoys and her number one passion was equestrian activities including riding.

Ann was preceded in death by her husbands, John R. Collins and George D. “Pie” DeShazor, and her sons, Steven and Brad Collins.  She is survived by her daughter, Karen Parks, sons, Bobby Tanner and Mike Collins, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held on Friday, March 12, at 10:00 a.m.  Guests are invited to participate in the service through live streaming (  Masks and social distancing will be required.  Inurnment will be private.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.