James H. "Jimmy" Fitzhugh, 85, of Virginia Beach, formerly life-long resident of Cambridge passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born December 10, 1936 in Cambridge, Jimmy was the son of the late Nancy Leona Moore Fitzhugh and William Herman Fitzhugh. He attended the local schools and after graduating high school, enlisted in the US Army where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. After the Army, Jimmy spent 30 years working for the State of Maryland at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center, from where he retired in 1986. Throughout this time, Jimmy also worked for Dorchester General Hospital Department of Pathology and took on many part-time jobs at Thomas and LeCompte Funeral Homes.
On June 11, 1961 Jimmy married the former Lena Wallis Brooks. They were blessed with one son, James Wallace Fitzhugh. Jimmy and Lena were most often seen together and enjoyed traveling. They also spent as much time as possible with their son, grandchildren and great grandson. Jimmy was a member of St. Paul's U.M. Church where he was an usher for a number of years. He also held memberships with the Cambridge Masonic Lodge, Boumi Shriners Temple, American Legion, Cambridge Rescue Fire Company and The Delmarva Funeral Service Association.,
Surviving is his wife Lena Wallis; son James Wallace Fitzhugh and his wife Lisa; grandchildren Amanda Fitzhugh, Ashley Szabo and her husband Joe, Abby Fitzhugh; great grandson Logan Szabo; sister Carolyn Maske and her husband John; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
A viewing will be held on Sunday evening, March 6, 2022 from 6 till 8 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home in Cambridge. A funeral service will be held Monday, March 7, 2022 beginning 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cambridge Masonic Lodge will conduct a masonic service on Sunday evening Interment will follow at Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery with military honors.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chuck Kelly, Chris Robinson, Andy Engle, Eddie Bramble, Wallace Dodson and George Wittstadt. In lieu of flowers, Jimmy has requested memorial donations be made to Shriners Children Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140-4131.