Joseph Andrew Hejnas

July 14, 1922 - February 7, 2020

07/14/1922 - 02/07/2020

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A memorial service will be held at a later date!

AHOSKIE-Joseph Andrew Hejnas, 97, passed peacefully on February 7, 2020 with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Helen Hejnas: sisters Jean McCue. Dorothy Polcer and Teresa Myers; brother Andrew Hejnas; wife Margaret (Peggy) Hejnas and daughter Helen Uzakewicz. Joseph leaves to cherish his memories, daughter Barbara Fitzhugh; granddaughters Lauren Wells (Delton) and Heather Fitzhugh-Bowers (Durrell); grandson Douglas Uzakewicz and five great grandchildren: Shyla Fitzhugh; Amelia Fitzhugh-Powell; Andrew Fitzhugh-Powell; Donovan Bowers and Amiracle Wells.

Jospeh was a proud WW2 Air Force veteran.

The family would like to thank Dr. Semaan Khoury, Dr. Rony Shammas and Vidant Hospice for their compassionate and loving care.

There will be no service at Joseph’s request, but a private memorial will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Vidant Hospice by clicking here would be appreciated.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hejnas family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Marc Breslin
1 year ago

Even though I haven’t seen my great uncle in 20 years he was an angel just like his brother my pop pop.

Melinda White
4 years ago

Barbara and family, you all are in my prayers. Grandpa Joe was a blessing to all and I truly am honored to have known him for a short time.

Jackie Roberson Sessoms
4 years ago

Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the entire family

Kathy O'Sullivan Curry
4 years ago

Barbara, Lauren, Heather, & family: sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. May he rest in peace, and may memories of good times guide you through this sad one.

Mary Felton
4 years ago

Barbara: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family and lift you up in love and support. Hang on to the wonderful memories you created and shared together. God bless you all.

Mary Felton
4 years ago

Mary Felton

Jo Farmer
4 years ago

Ms. Barbara, Heather, Lauren, and Fitzhugh family,
I was sorry to hear of Grandpa Joe’s passing. You are all in my prayers. May God bless and comfort you during this time.