Debra H. Joyce, 59, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of Dorothy J. Hess and the late James Bates Hess.
She was employed with Evelyn Ott School of Dance as a receptionist.
Left to cherish Debra’s memory are her two daughters, Jayme Lynn Maurer and husband Brian, and Shelby Lynn Joyce, both of Norfolk, VA; grandson, Cameron M. Maurer of Norfolk, VA; brother, Jacob W. Hess and wife Heidi of Towson, MD; two nieces, Stephanie and Hannah Hess of Towson, MD; a nephew, Jacob Hess, Jr. of Towson, MD; and her beloved dog, Trixie; and the many others who called her “mom”. Also left to cherish her memory are her beloved friends, Pat, Fiona, and “Debbie’s Elves”.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. A reception will follow in the American Legion Hall on Tidewater Drive from 12 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, our family has established the Debra Joyce Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor her love of dance. Donations can be sent or made at any Bank of Hampton Roads location. Pre-addressed envelopes will be available at the memorial and reception.