It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Harriet Fay Austin, known as Fay, on July 26, 2023 in Newport News, VA at the age of 80.
Fay was born on August 24, 1942 to late parents Ralph Thornes and Agnes Annis Jones in Clam, VA. She was a resident of Poquoson, VA and made this her home.
Fay worked in advertising for many years. Since she had no children, her niece Katie became her world. Fay loved the beach, seafood, traveling, and shopping. Fay was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
Fay is preceded in death by her husband Harold Austin; sister Linda Wessels; stepfather Newman Jones.
Fay is survived by brother Gregory Jones (Patti); niece Katie Jones; nephew Doug Wessels; great niece Katalina Rose.
A memorial service will be held Friday, August 4, 2023 at 12pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23608.