Joyce Penner Mitchell, 98, cosmetics and fragrance manager at Miller & Rhoads for 17 years

Joyce Penner Mitchell
Joyce Penner Mitchell

Joyce Penner Mitchell, 98, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

She grew up on Long Island, New York, and moved to Virginia Beach in 1971. Joyce was a popular cosmetics and fragrance manager at Miller & Rhoads for 17 years until her retirement. She was the widow of Merrill Mitchell. Prior to his death in 1992, they had been married for 51 years.

She was the daughter of the late William and Theresa Penner, the granddaughter of the late Judge Leon Sanders and Bertha Sanders all of New York City and sister of the late Stuart Penner of Virginia Beach.

Survivors include her devoted son, Lee Mitchell (Gail) of Virginia Beach; grandsons, Brian Mitchell (Tatjana) and Joseph Mitchell Magen (Rotem); sister, Pat Hamburger; and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Virginia Beach Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ForKids.

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

Always be informed. Get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox

Print Friendly, PDF & Email