Lois Jean McGee Hitt

Lois Jean McGee Hitt passed away peacefully with her daughter Debra by her side, on Monday, August 14, 2023, at MCV Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, after a long illness surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on February 1, 1946, to Paul and Pauline McGee of Newport News. She was a much-loved caregiver to so many and touched the lives of countless people and families with her tender compassion and selfless giving. Lois shared her wisdom and intuition with everyone. She was an angel on earth.

Lois is survived by her daughters, Debra Taylor Johnson and husband Craig of Newport News and Stacey Kandel and fiancé David of S. Huntington, New York, her brother Ron McGee and wife Harriett of Gloucester, and grandsons Hunter Bowen, Tyler Bowen, and Andrew Tortorici.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America ( or your favorite animal shelter.

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


  1. Jennifer Sharp-Warthan

    Debra and family, so sorry to hear of Lois passing. I always enjoyed seeing her and truly was one of the most caring people I have known!

  2. Joan Hitt

    Debra – so sorry to hear about Lois’ passing. In addition to knowing her through Woody, she took care of my mother for 2 years prior to my mother’s death in 2002. She was a very kind and loving person. My condolences to you and your family.

  3. Michelle Meth

    I am so sad to read of Lois’ passing. She was a wonderful friend and caregiver! She took care of my grandmother until the end and now was speaking all the time to my 95 year old mother. They stayed on the phone and laughed all night reminiscing the old days. I know her health was changing and I was hoping for the best. She was a woman if faith and is now in God’s hands. We will truly miss her❤️🙏

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