Obituaries

Joanne Hearn Foley

Joanne Hearn Foley, 86, passed away on February 21, 2022 at home with family by her side. She was born in Newport News to the late James and Merle Parker. Joanne graduated from Warwick High School, Class of ’54, and later from Mary Washington College in 1958. Following graduation, she taught school at Hampton High School.

Joanne was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald A. Hearn (1990). She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Foley, who she married in 1997. Also surviving are her daughter, Lisa Hearn Adkins; grandson, Joshua Divine; step-children, Linda Hensley, Bruce Foley, and Keith and LaDonna Foley; six step-grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Megan Atkinson and her medical aides.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Liberty Baptist Church, 1021 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, with a service to follow at 10:00 a.m., officiated by Rev. Joe Hunt. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to Liberty Baptist Church.

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

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