Joan Ashley Belcher, 81, dedicated military wife who raised four boys

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Joan Ashley Belcher
Joan Ashley Belcher

Joan Ashley Belcher, 81, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

Born in Atlant, and raised in Greenville, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Gladys Ashley. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, she married the late Cmdr. Job O. Belcher Jr. She spent the better part of her life in Virginia Beach. She was a dedicated military wife who raised four boys while working as a realtor and then in retail.

She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Belcher.

Left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Jose Belcher, Vaughan Belcher and Dean Belcher; and five grandchildren, Haley, Christian, Dylan, Dash and Duke Belcher.

The family will receive friends at from 7-8 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. Simon’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 308 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, with the Rev. Marni J. Schneider officiating. A graveside service will follow at noon in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Simon’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.