Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA


Joyce Snipes Hedgpeth

June 9, 1935September 8, 2019

Virginia Beach – Joyce S. Hedgpeth, 84, died on September 8, 2019. Joyce was a native of Fairmont, NC and was the daughter of Oswell and Mildred Snipes. The former “Miss Fairmont” was married to, the late, James R. Hedgpeth of Fairmont, NC and moved to Norfolk, VA in the late 1950’s. After the birth of her 2 sons, the family moved to Virginia Beach in 1964. She was a long time member of Kempsville Baptist Church, where she taught First Grade Sunday School for 40 years. She loved traveling and spending time with family.

She is survived by her son, Steven and wife Lisa; granddaughter, Taylor; and grandson Jake, all of Mechanicsville, VA; and her son, Alan of Virginia Beach, VA. Also, survived by, her sister Jean Matthews and family, all of Fairmont, NC. Also, a special thanks to Mary Clark for being a wonderful long-term caregiver and friend.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

The family will receive friends at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Inurnment services will be private. You may offer condolences to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.


  • James R. Hedgpeth, Husband (deceased)
  • Alan Hedgpeth, Son
  • Steven Hedgpeth and wife Lisa, Son
  • Taylor Hedgpeth, Granddaughter
  • Jake Hedgpeth, Grandson
  • Jean Matthews and family, Sister
  • Oswell and Mildred Snipes, Parents (deceased)


  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019


Joyce Snipes Hedgpeth

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Raymond Lamb

September 11, 2019

To Steve and Alan,
I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Joyce will always be fondly remembered as the beautiful, classy wife of my cousin, Jim. Wonderful memories of the two of them so many years ago remain still to this day.
God bless you and keep you in His care!
Raymond Lamb
Charlotte, NC