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07/08/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Joyce Lassiter Hartman

Joyce Coretta Lassiter Hartmann
(d. 07 July 2014)

Newport News High School Class of 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today. 
  Joyce Lassiter Hartmann, Class of 1946, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, July 05, 2014 at the age of 84.  Her siblings include Janice Lassiter Bridges ('53), Evalyan Lassiter Cannon, Edward Lassiter, Robert Lassiter, and Preston Lassiter.

From the Daily Press - 07/08/14:   

                   Joyce Lassiter Hartmann


NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Joyce Coretta Lassiter Hartmann, 84, died on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Joyce was born and raised in Newport News, graduating from Newport News High School in 1946.

She completed nursing school at the University of Virginia in 1950 as a registered nurse. Working at Maguire Army Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, she met John J. "Jack" Hartmann. They were married in 1953. They made their home in South Amboy, New Jersey but she left the workforce to become a stay-at-home mom.

She often chaperoned class trips and volunteered in the schools. Active in the Presbyterian Church, Joyce was a Sunday school teacher, Circle Moderator and served on many committees, but she found her joy in singing in the choir.


Joyce Lassiter Hartmann

The family moved to Yorktown, Virginia in 1972. Joyce rejoined the workforce and retired as a school nurse for the York County School Division. She was a member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church and treasured her years singing with Yorkminster's Shalom Singers.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years.

She is survived by her son Michael Hartmann and wife Ginny of Lanexa, daughter Lee Ann Hartmann of Yorktown, and daughter Gail Webster and husband Jeff of High Point, NC; two granddaughters, Caroline and Rebecca; step-son John and wife Tatter, of Richmond, their children Stephanie, John and Alan; and 4 great-grandchildren; and a special "son" of 40 years, Pennie L. Brown.

She is also survived by sisters, Janice Bridges and Evalyan Cannon and brothers, Edward, Robert and Preston Lassiter.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 9, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 10, at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mark Jernigan officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Yorkminster Presbyterian Church capital campaign, 6218 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA, or York County Fire & Rescue/Life & Safety, P.O Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23692. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on July 8, 2014.   
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July 08, 2014

I will miss Joyce and seeing her smiling face. Sending love and prayers to her family.

~ Tammy Wallman, Newport News, Virginia

July 08, 2014

To Lee Ann and Gail,
I was sorry to find this obituary in the paper this morning. We spent so many years as neighbors, I can just picture Luff running across your yard. I want to thank the smiling, cheerful Joyce for years of being a friendly neighbor and for helping to provide Janine with 2 outstanding babysitters.
I'm so sorry for your loss.

~ Lois Winter, Yorktown, Virginia

July 08, 2014

Lee Ann, I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.

~ Mary Skol, Yorktown, Virginia

July 09, 2014   

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Joyce's family and friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


No. 45 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

- G. F. Handel

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

(Job 19:25-26)

For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep.

(I Corinthians 15:20)

"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" midi from Handel's "Messiah" courtesy of - 12/10/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I am unable to locate that information at this time.

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