Joanne Curtis Pauley
Joanne Curtis Pauley of Fairfax, Virginia, formerly of Newport News, passed away on January 23, 2023. She was born in Newport News to Aubrey “Abe” Curtis and Lavenia “Beanie” Curtis. She was raised in the Beaconsdale area of Newport News and graduated from Homer L. Ferguson High School. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edgar “Sonny” Pauley.
Left to cherish her memories are her sons, Edgar “Eddie” Pauley of Fairfax, with whom she resided; and Russell Pauley of Woodbridge, Virginia; her good friend and sister-in-law Sue Pauley (Michael), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends – all of whom were recipients of Joanne’s funny laugh and positive outlook on life.
Joanne loved a good practical joke, either as giver or receiver; shared her infectious and boisterous laugh with all; and was a definite “live in the moment” person. She loved her “boys” and remained close to both. She had many social media friends with whom she shared daily messages, chats, and of course jokes! Joanne was a young wife and mother when she was given a diagnosis with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Even with mobility challenges, she fought all of the battles this disease handed to her with vigor and positivity.
In honor and memory of Joanne: belly laugh; make someone else laugh; live in the moment, and hug your kids. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joanne’s memory to “Here for the Girls,” an organization whose mission is supporting young women diagnosed with breast cancer (Here for the Girls, 1309 Jamestown Rd., #204, Williamsburg, VA 23185, www.hereforthegirls.org
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601