Basima Najeeb Shamoon, 82, matriarch who was devoted to family

Basima Najeeb Shamoon
Basima Najeeb Shamoon

Basima Najeeb Shamoon, 82, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. A native of Basrah, Iraq, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Basima was preceded in death by her parents, Najeeb and Kawakeb Tarazia; and husband, Yacub Anay.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Ziad Yousif Anay and Alec Jacob Anay; grandchildren, Rachelle and Rania Jacob and Christelle and Jacob Anay; sister, Huda Tarazia; and two brothers, Faik and Fawzi Tarazia.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach.

Share online condolences with the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville.

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