Joseph Treherne

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Mr. Joseph “Joeboy” Treherne, son of the late William Treherne and the late Albertine Moses Treherne, was born Sept. 8, 1945, in Northampton County. He entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at his residence in Cape Charles. Joseph attended Northampton County Public Schools until he went to work in his mother’s family trucking and produce contracting business.

Joe was raised in a Christian home where he learned the things of God and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He was later baptized at First Baptist Church in Cape Charles.

Joe was a very ambitious, honest, and trustworthy entrepreneur who owned and operated Joe’s Painting and Roofing Company for 45 years. He was a huge part of the Cape Charles community, and they could always count on Joe. He probably unthawed more neighbor’s pipes than anyone in town.

Joe was truly a father in Zion who always instructed others in the right direction. His life was truly a blessing and a light to others. He built strong relations with his family and made sure they were always taken care of. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and William Treherne.

Joe leaves to cherish precious memories: his loving wife of 50 years, Rosetta Treherne, of Cape Charles; six children, Carrie Brickhouse (Hollis Sr.), of Machipongo, Ronnie Copes, of (Lenny), Norfolk, VA, Albertine Treherne, Virginia Beach, VA, Anthony Ruffin (Pearline), Virginia Beach, Alfreda Hawkins, of Suffolk, Va., and Antonio Beasley (Stacy), of Trenton, N.J.; three sisters, Pastor Albertine Rich (Dr. Titus Rich), of Brooklyn, N.Y., Evangelist Louise Velez, of Somerset, N.J., and Missionary Virginia Atkins, of Somerset; 14 grandchildren, T’Andre, Hollis Jr., Brittney, Darrell Jr., Darrius, Darriell, Joseph, Raquel, Leshawn, Anthony Jr., Ciara, Selena, Brianna, and Amaya; seven sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, his customers, and the Cape Charles Community. He will be sorely missed by his very close grandson, T’Andre, his daily conversation buddy.

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