Joyce “Lynn” Verberg | News, Sports, Jobs

Joyce “Lynn” Verberg died at home with her family by her side on October 9, 2021.

Lynn was born on March 16, 1947 in Elkins, W. Va., to the late Doy Kirkpatrick and Betty Kirkpatrick (Richey). She lived most of her life in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with her family and worked for Brodart as a Com operator before moving to North Carolina where she held office manager positions in Monroe and Hickory in healthcare and financial services. In 2019, she retired to King George, Virginia to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

Lynn loved to spend time with her family near and far and made friends everywhere she lived. She was a devoted wife and mother and was the greatest cheerleader of her grandchildren. Lynn was an avid walker, despite her beloved dog Chewey sometimes slowing her down on their daily walks. After surviving breast cancer in 2017, Lynn had a great attitude and resilient mindset during her most recent short and painful battle with bone cancer.

Survivors include her 54-year-old husband, James Verberg; children Scott Verberg (Kelly) and Tanya Broyan (Michael); four grandchildren, Caitlyn, Colin, Kieran and Meghan, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lynn was preceded in death by her brother, Doy “Skip” Kirkpatrick II.

The family will receive friends at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, 4801 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Va., on Thursday, October 14 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A service will be held at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, Va. at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 15. The funeral will be held immediately after church services at Laurel Hill Memorial Park, 10127 Plank Road Spotsylvania, Va.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to the American Cancer Society ( or Four Diamonds (, which supports pediatric cancer research and treats pediatric cancer patients and their families in partnership with Penn State.

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