Josephine H. Chambers
Heaven joyously received a new angel when Josephine H. Chambers, 80, of Yorktown, Virginia, passed away at home on Thursday. August 31, 2023.
Born in LaPaz, Bolivia, South America, on March 9, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Chela and Alfred Holt. She came to the United States in 1960 to live with her late sister, Rina Kimball and her family in Hampton, Virginia. Jo became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1963.
She met the love of her life, Joseph Ray Chambers, at a Catholic Church function in 1962 and they were married in 1963, raising three sons; and remaining devoted to one another for over 60 years. They enjoyed many memories of vacations and activities with family, and special outings with each other on trips to Belgium, England, New Zealand, and Australia. Jo was devoted to her family and especially to her grandchildren. Sleepovers and parties were her specialty.
Jo was a deeply religious person and was a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for a remarkable 50 years. She worked as bookkeeper for the church for over 10 years. Her strong faith was her source of strength during her declining health over the last decade.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joseph R. Chambers; her sister, Gladys Garcia of San Antonio; son, Richard A. Chambers and his wife Paula of Yorktown: son Mark A. Chambers and his wife Lesa of Newport News; son, Christopher T. Chambers and his wife Amy of Woodbridge, VA; beloved grandchildren, Abby, Caroline, Alexander, Christian, Patrick, and Ryan Chambers; step-grandchildren Nick Holland and Caitlyn Lynch; many nieces and nephews; and fur baby Buddy.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yorktown, Virginia by Father Mike Joly. Family will receive friends immediately following the Mass. Inurnment in the church columbarium will follow on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM.
The family sincerely thanks Dr. Jeffrey Harris and his nurse Donna Moore, as well as Missy and Connie of ProMedica Hospice for their love and compassionate care for Jo.
“Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”