Mary Salerno Joyner

Mary Salerno Joyner

Suffolk, VA
09.11.1942 - 09.24.2019
Suffolk, VA

Mary Beck Salerno Joyner passed away on September 24, 2019 at Lake Prince Woods Skilled Care center in Suffolk VA after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Suffolk VA she was the daughter of the late Victor Cecil Beck and Marjorie Allsbrook Beck Johnson.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Vincent Salerno of Suffolk, VA and stepfather Henry W. Johnson of Suffolk, VA. She worked as a legal secretary for lawyer Jacob Woodard and at Suffolk VA Social Services. She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church in Suffolk VA.

She is survived by her husband Robert Goode Joyner; her son David Salerno (Angie) of Suffolk VA, stepdaughter Debra Arrington (Randy) of Zuni, VA, stepson Steve Joyner (Kim) of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Ariel and Benji Salerno, and step grandchildren Zach Keeling, Callie and Kendal Joyner, and Carly and Kevin Simpson; sister Vicki Beck Lovett (Jeff) of Chesapeake, VA, and sister-in-law Charlotte Jones (Roger) of Windsor, VA. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2 PM in the R.W. Baker & Company, 509 W. Washington St, Suffolk VA, by Rev. Dr. Matthew Winters. Family visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Holy Lawn Cemetery, 1525 N. Main St, Suffolk VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to your favorite church or charity. Condolences may be posted at

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R.W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk , VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Nancy N McDonald

Goode, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy & Bobby Rountree

David, we are so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very sweet lady. I know you will hold some sweet memories in your heart. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Jim and Wanda Clark

Compatriot Robert, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my condolences and know I am thinking of you in the time of trouble.

Ken Parsons

Robert Goode I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Patricia Garrison Stanley

Goode and family: May the open arms of God fully embrace you and comfort you during this time of sorrow. Your hearts and souls are forever wounded and seemingly unrepairable but let the Lord guide you through these terrible times. Cherish the memories and revel in them everyday.
May the words of family and friends offer you some help through this terrible time. Blessings and prayers.
Anthony and Angelina Barrett
Bluffton, SC

Anthony and Angelina Barrett

Dear Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Mary. We had the pleasure of Mary working in our office several years ago. She was always a joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Staff

Ronald H. Williams

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