Joyce Ann Gray

September 8, 1943 - June 12, 2016

09/08/1943 - 06/12/2016

Joyce Ann Gray, 72, of Virginia Beach, passed away on June 12, 2016.  She was born on September 8, 1943 to the late James and the late Anna Bishop Vogelsong in Carlisle, PA.  She was lovingly raised by her late step-mother, Julia E. Vogelsong.
Left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her loving husband, Clarence; son, Daniel Shearer of York, PA; step-daughter, Sheila Ann Gray of Knoxville, MD; two brothers, James Vogelsong of York, PA, and Richard Vogelsong of Alexandria, VA; and four sisters, Ruth Anna Krouse, Elsie Rae Leathery, Rebecca Braun and Gretchen Krouse, all of York, PA.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Morrison.
In honor of Joyce’s love for her feline companions, the family requests contributions made to the VA Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at  Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Gray family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Daniel Shearer
7 years ago

Just my Mother period and the many wonderful things that she has done for me, just because I was her son. I will always cherish her memory!

Anne Ziolkowski Nixdorf
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I can remember her from hanging out with Mary growing up. She was always nice to me. She could always make me laugh.

niki krouse
7 years ago

I loved how she rubbed her bingo papers with her hands. I said Aunt Joyce, why do you do that? She said to make em hot kid. LOL rip aunt joyce ♡♡♡♡

Josh Lee
7 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family of Joyce Gray. May u find comfort in your loving memories and in God’s promise to see our love ones again through the resurrection. (John 5:28,29) With deepest sympathy.

Karen Zeigler Rosengrant
7 years ago

Elsie and Ruth, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. May God be with and comfort you and your families.