Claire “Lisa” Madison Metcalfe of Virginia Beach passed away at home on July 29, 2023, in the presence of family. She was 80 years old. She is survived by her husband of 60 years James A. “Jim” Metcalfe, her son Jim (Andrea) Metcalfe, her daughter Megan, grandchildren, Matthew, Adam, and Maya, her brother James (Sharon) Madison, and her sister Jean Trumpy. Lisa was predeceased by her father, Rev. James F. Madison, her mother, Luta Marguerite Madison, her sister Luta “Boots” Hickman, and her Mother-in-law Agnes Ashford Metcalfe Lane. Lisa was born in Boston, MA, in 1943 and raised in Milton and Holyoke, MA, and Annapolis, MD, where she met her neighbor who became her future husband. Lisa graduated from Hannah More Academy of Reisterstown, MD in 1961 and attended Dickinson College, PA, and Maryland before marrying Jim in December 1963 and moving with him to Florida, Texas, Rhode Island and Virginia as Jim completed Navy flight training and assignments. While in Rhode Island, Lisa completed her Elementary Education Degree at Rhode Island College. Upon moving to Virginia in 1968, Lisa taught at Baylake Pines and then over 30 years at The Friends School in Virginia Beach, where she was known as “Teacher Lisa.” She also managed for eight years a course “Virginia Divorce Law for Women” for the Hofheimer Ferrebee Law Firm. In addition, she taught Sunday School for nine years at Galilee Episcopal Church. With their daughter & grandkids in England, Lisa and her husband Jim made frequent trips to Great Britain. On Saturday August 12, 2023 at 3 PM, a Celebration of Life and inurnment followed by a reception will be held at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 3201 Edinburgh Dr., Va Beach, VA (see below for Zoom info). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Virginia Beach Friends School, 1537 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, or a charity of your choice. You may also join on zoom Topic: Celebration of Lisa Metcalfe’s life Time: Aug 12, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Meeting ID: 811 1867 3509; Passcode: ClaireLisa Another Celebration of Life is planned for Lisa in the future at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, MD. Condolences may be offered at www.vacremationsociety.com
Published by The Capital Gazette on Aug. 12, 2023.