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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Joyce Elizabeth Farish Smith-Fittery

September 3, 1938February 1, 2020
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Joyce Elizabeth Farish Smith-Fittery, 81, of Madison Heights passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at The Carrington surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Wayne Elvis Fittery. Born September 3, 1938, in Charlottesville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Walter Eugene Farish and the late Alies Dudley Farish.

Joyce was a retired store manager for Family Dollar. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Kenneth M Smith; one son, William Smith; and one sister, Ethel May Evans.

In addition to her husband, Joyce is survived by two daughters, Jean Oakes and her husband Keith of Rustburg and Tammy Robertson and her husband Tony of Lynchburg; one sister Margaret Stump of Lynchburg; one brother, Mike Farish and his wife Ann of Lynchburg; daughters-in-law, Priscilla Smith and Kim Powell eight grandchildren; Heather Cash and her husband Tommy, Elizabeth Sale and her husband Justin, Kenneth Smith, Bridget Martin, Dennis Martin, Jr., Christin Gould and her husband TJ, Kensley Robertson and Blake Robertson; nine great grandchildren, Peyton and Paxton Cash, Paisley and Madison Sale, Rachel Oakes, Skylar Gould, and Devin, Dixie and Jackson Martin; her faithful fur baby, Penny; and other loving family members and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Gary Vernon officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the residence of Tammy and Tony Robertson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

To send online to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.

  • FAMILY

  • Walter Eugene Farish, Father (deceased)
  • Alies Dudley Farish, Mother (deceased)
  • Kenneth M. Smith, First Husband and father of her children (deceased)
  • Ethel May Evans, Sister (deceased)
  • William Smith, Son (deceased)
  • Wayne Elvis Fittery, Husband
  • Jean Oakes, Daughter
  • Keith Oakes, Son-in-law
  • Tammy Robertson, Daughter
  • Tony Robertson, Son-in-law
  • Margaret Stump, Sister
  • Mike Farish, Brother
  • Ann Farish, Sister-in-law
  • Priscilla Smith, Daughter-in-law
  • Kim Powell, Daughter-in-law
  • Heather Cash & Tommy, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Sale & Justin, Granddaughter
  • Kenneth Smith, Grandson
  • Bridget Martin, Granddaughter
  • Dennis Martin, Jr., Grandson
  • Christin Gould & TJ, Granddaughter
  • Kensley Robertson, Granddaughter
  • Blake Robertson, Grandson
  • Peyton & Paxton Cash, Great Grandchildren
  • Paisley & Madison Sale, Great Grandchildren
  • Rachel Oakes, Great Grandchild
  • Skylar Gould, Great Grandchild
  • Devin, Dixie & Jackson MArtin, Great Grandchildren
  • Penny, Fur-Baby
  • Joyce is also survived by other loving family members and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tony Robertson
  • Keith Oakes
  • Kenneth Smith
  • Thomas Cash
  • Justin Sale
  • TJ Gould
  • Dennis Martin, Jr., Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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Tammy Shoemaker Hamlett

February 4, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Joyce was one of a kind and will truly be missed. I remember all the time I spent at you all's house when we were in school. She loved all of her kids and even the ones that wasn't hers. She always spoke when she seen you out and about. May GOD comfort you all during the difficult time.

Janet Wise

February 3, 2020

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

June MacArthur

February 2, 2020

Words can not express the love I have for this women. She was there when no else was. Never judged me, but always was in my corner right or wrong. I will miss you so much, I'm sorry that I wasn't always the best niece or daughter in a lot of people's eyes. Give hugs to all the love ones,.

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Biography

Joyce Elizabeth Farish Smith-Fittery, 81, of Madison Heights passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at The Carrington surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Wayne Elvis Fittery. Born September 3, 1938, in Charlottesville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Walter Eugene Farish and the late Alies Dudley Farish.

Joyce was a retired store manager for Family Dollar. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Kenneth M Smith; one son, William Smith; and one sister, Ethel May Evans.

In addition to her husband, Joyce is survived by two daughters, Jean Oakes and her husband Keith of Rustburg and Tammy Robertson and her husband Tony of Lynchburg; one sister Margaret Stump of Lynchburg; one brother, Mike Farish and his wife Ann of Lynchburg; daughters-in-law, Priscilla Smith and Kim Powell eight grandchildren; Heather Cash and her husband Tommy, Elizabeth Sale and her husband Justin, Kenneth Smith, Bridget Martin, Dennis Martin, Jr., Christin Gould and her husband TJ, Kensley Robertson and Blake Robertson; nine great grandchildren, Peyton and Paxton Cash, Paisley and Madison Sale, Rachel Oakes, Skylar Gould, and Devin, Dixie and Jackson Martin; her faithful fur baby, Penny; and other loving family members and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Gary Vernon officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the residence of Tammy and Tony Robertson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

To send online to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.