Dardanella Carpenter Joynes, 95, former administrative assistant with the Virginia Beach Health Department

Dardanella Carpenter Joynes
Dardanella Carpenter Joynes

Dardanella Carpenter Joynes, 95, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at a Virginia Beach hospital.

Dardanella, aka “Dee” and “Nanny Dee,” worked for many years as an administrative assistant at the Virginia Beach Health Department.

Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Lula Jones and Jesse J. Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry Duff Joynes.

Dardanella was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1942, where she was a cheerleader. She was a lifelong resident of the Hampton Roads area. Dee enjoyed gardening, cooking, shopping, telling wonderful stories and dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Robin B. Watson of Virginia Beach; son, Harry R. Bybee, and his wife, Gerri, of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Keith and Michelle Bybee and Ashley Watson, and her fiancé, Jonathan Gantz; and two great-grandchildren, Aspen and Cali Gantz.

The family will receive friends for visitation from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 22, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Laskin Road Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 2002 Laskin Road. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Atria Assisted Living in Virginia Beach for their loving care.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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