Joyce Jorgensen Hewett

March 28, 1944October 6, 2020

Joyce Jorgensen Hewett, 76 of Southport, passed away on October 6, 2020.

Mrs. Hewett was born in Southport on March 28, 1944, the daughter of the late William Porter Jorgensen and Elsie Willing Jorgensen. She was preceded in death by her husband Dempsey Hewett. Mrs. Hewett was born and raised in Southport and graduated from Meredith College. She was a teacher for 30 years, having taught 4th grade at Southport Elementary her entire career. Mrs. Hewett was the type of teacher that worked hard to ensure that every child had a chance to succeed. She donated much of her own time and pay back into teaching; providing books and supplies for her students. Mrs. Hewett enjoyed life-long friendships with many former students and teaching colleagues. Before and after retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband Dempsey and her family as much as possible. She enjoyed collecting American Girl Dolls, Vermont and Steiff Teddy Bears; as well as reading various novels, and watching pro bull riding on TV. Mrs. Hewett was an advocate for animal rights and adoptions. Mrs. Hewett was a self-study in her Christian belief. She spent many hours reading and studying her Bible and many other Christian works. She will be remembered for her kindness and caring for others, she will be truly missed.

Survivors include her two sons, William "Will" Hewett, and Richard Hewett; two grandchildren, Jennifer Hewett, and Andrew Hewett; and several other extended close family members and close friends.

The family will have visitation from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Trinity United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at the church at 2:00 pm, burial will follow the service at Northwood Cemetery. The service will be recorded and made available on the funeral home's Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the ASPCA at, Brunswick County Animal Services, 429 Green Swamp Rd NW, Supply, NC 28462, SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422 or to the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation, at

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.



  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 10, 2020


  • Burial


Joyce Jorgensen Hewett

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Bill Faulk

October 9, 2020

RIP Joyce, I remember my School days, walking to and from SHS and you and your dad sitting on the porch.

Mary Henderson

October 9, 2020

She was a beautiful person inside and out

Brookie Johnson

October 7, 2020

My condolences to Will and Richard in the loss of your Mother.
Joyce was a dedicated fellow teacher; and we also enjoyed many years together as neighbors on Cape Fear & River Drive.
She and Dempsey were so proud of you two boys; and I’m glad you are here to carry on the family legacy.
Praying for your strength and comfort during this sad time.

Cheryl Shew

October 7, 2020

Joyce was my fellow 4th grade teacher when I taught elementary school French. She had a dry sense of humor. I told her that she missed her calling:she should have been a sergeant in the Army. She was strict but fair. I enjoyed teaching in her class and our break times in the 4th grade lounge. I will miss her.


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