Obituaries

Anne C. Tucker

Anne C. Tucker, 81, of Hampton, VA passed away on February 23, 2022.  She was born November 21, 1940, in Durham, NC.  She grew up in Hampton and graduated from Hampton High School in 1958 and then graduated with a B.S. from the University of Richmond in 1962.  Anne and Roy were married in October 1962 in Newport News, VA, and lived in Charlottesville, VA, and Augusta, GA before moving back to Hampton in 1972 where they have lived since.  She later graduated with an M.S. in Education from Old Dominion University in 2005.  Anne inspired many children when she worked for Hampton City Schools for 30 years, teaching Biology and A.P. Biology at Kecoughtan and Phoebus High Schools.

She loved her friends and times as a member of the Hampton Master Gardeners, Hampton Woman’s Club, the Hampton Mercury Lions Club, and a faithful member of Bethany UMC.  She could be found working in her gardens, reading, cooking, playing the piano, volunteering at Blue Bird Gap Farm, vacations, traveling, playing bridge, and bragging about her grandchildren.  She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother, and she lived that life with dedication and devotion.  After visiting Anne, you would leave with a heart full of laughter, a belly of good food, and wonderful stories.

Anne was preceded in death by her brother Clarence Clodfelter, Jr. and parents Clarence Sr. and Virginia Clodfelter.  She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Roy Tucker; her children Mike and Lee; daughter-in-law Sandra Tucker: two grandchildren Matthew and Alex; sister Jean Gulick;  and many nieces and nephews.  

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. and a reception to follow on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1509 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA.  For those not able to attend, please join the memorial service via live stream on the Bethany UMC Hampton Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bethanyumchampton) on Monday February 28 at 11 am. (Facebook account may be needed.)  Interment will be announced at a later date.  

The family is full of gratitude for all the joy and support she received from her many wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Bethany UMC.

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

5 Comments

  1. Lonnie Servais

    If there is a special place in heaven for teachers Anne would be there. Anne touched so many young lives as a loving and dedicated teacher. I will always Anne for her happy disposition. Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. Sheila Majka

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences . Anne was a joy to know, a dedicated member of the Hampton Education Association, and a great teacher. She will be missed

  3. Robert W Carmines

    Anne lived across the street from my family for a long time (I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count). She and her family have been close friends for even more years than that! She always inquired as to how my family, my folks and my brother and sister were doing. When she asked, you knew she really cared about your answer. It wasn’t just a conversation starter. Both she and Roy have been beloved fixtures on our family street and although it broke my heart to sell my childhood home, she an Roy have been very welcoming to the nice young man who bought it to create his own family history. She was very active in Bethany United Methodist Church which was also my family’s church and she and the Church family were very supportive when my parents passed.

    She was truly a good person, and she will be very much missed. Roy, Lee, Mike and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in my family’s prayers.

    Rob & Pam Carmines Dave Carmines Nancy Carmines Phaup

  4. Ross A. Kearney II

    I was saddened to learn of Anne’s passing. My love and prayers go to Roy and family in this difficult time.
    Anne and I were Phoebus High Department Chairs for over sixteen years and “Phantoms” for many more
    than that… a wonderful teacher and great friend.
    Ross Kearney
    Kill Devil Hills, NC

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