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12/07/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Joyce Cook Fitzgerald

Joyce Cook Fitzgerald
(d. 05 Dec 2016)

 Warwick High School Class of 19__

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is more sad news today. Joyce Cook Fitzgerald, Warwick HS Class of 19__, passed away at her home in Newport News on Monday, December 05, 2016.

   The wife of Bill Fitzgerald ('58) of VA, she was the sister-in-law of Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA and Robert Fitzgerald ('63) of VA.

  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/07/16, 9:16 AM - "Obit Notice":

Good Morning, Carol.

Bill Fitzgerald’s wife passed away this past Monday night. Bill is class of 58. His wife grew up in Hilton and attended Warwick HS. I didn’t know if you would be interested in posting the notice.

Thank you for ALL you do for NNHS folks.

Merry Christmas

Joan Krause

   Thank you, Joan. I am so sorry to learn this. Because of my ability to often ignore unpleasant news, I missed it altogether.

 From the Daily Press - 12/07/16:

             Joyce Cook Fitzgerald


NEWPORT NEWS - Joyce Cook Fitzgerald passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 5, 2016.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, she grew up in Warwick Village and remained in Newport News until her passing.

She retired as an office manager for her husband's insurance agency.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rever Cook, brothers, George Cook, Charles Cook, her sister, Marion Reese and her daughter, Elaine McAllister.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 44 years, William (Bill) Fitzgerald, her daughter and son-in law, Lynn and Eddie Fields, grandchildren, Russell Fields, Jeremy McAllister, Jennifer McAllister, Shaun Fields, four nephews and in-laws, Gary and Jean Fitzgerald and Robert and Anne Fitzgerald.

In 1977, Joyce encountered the reality of God's love and became a Christian. She was a member of World Outreach Worship Center where she was blessed with many dear friends and prayer partners.



The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 pm at Peninsula Funeral Home on Friday, December 9, 2016, and her celebration of life will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Peninsula Funeral Home with interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Ann Krause, Dr. McConaughy and staff and to Riverside hospice for their compassionate care for Joyce. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on December 07, 2016.
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December 07, 2016


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Joyce's family and friends at this difficult 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



Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

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Poinsettia Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/12/09

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