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Celebration Of Life To Be Announced

James "ROD" Summerford, 68, of Yorktown, VA passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022, after a long battle with heart disease.  James grew up in Newport News, VA.  He loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Nascar. He worked at Colonial Williamsburg for 25 years and 15 years for Daily Press. 

James was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Betty Summerford of Newport News; his sister, MaryAnne Bottoms of North Carolina; and step-son, Wesley Shannon Fitchett. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Fitchett-Summerford of 40 years; step-son, Cliff Fitchett; and step-daughter, Julia Fitchett; two sisters, Carrie Young of Newport News, VA and Gerri Cawley of North Carolina; and a very special niece, Betty Jane Archer of North Carolina. He will also be missed by his special granddaughters, Erica Fitchett-Kurowski and Sofia Obregon; grandsons, James Fitchett, Paolo Obregon and Timothy Fitchett and close friends, Terry Kirby of Williamsburg, Va. and Pat Connley of Williamsburg, Va.

We invite all of James’s loved ones and friends to join us in celebrating the life of James "ROD" Summerford TO BE ANNOUNCED! Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#3 Greg and Belinda Smi 2022-07-16 18:57
We love you and you're surely is going to be miss we all see each other again I love you uncle rod
#2 Brenda Williams 2022-07-12 23:57
So very sorry for your loss. Never had the pleasure of meeting your husband, but 40 years of marriage says everything. My prayers are with you and your family.
#1 Julia Fitchett 2022-07-12 02:35
Celebration of Rod's life will be on August 6th, 2022
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