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Catherine Morgan "Kay" Stockwell

August 18, 1967 - September 13, 2021

Catherine (“Kay”) Morgan Stockwell, 54, died on September 13, 2021 in Virginia Beach, VA. The cause was brain cancer (glioblastoma). Kay was born August 18, 1967 in Norfolk, VA to Henry and Marnie Morgan nee McGrail. She attended Norfolk Academy, Duke University, and the University of Virginia School of Law. After graduating from law school, Kay married Dave Stockwell on May 23, 1992. They then lived in New York City for five years and Boston/Wellesley, MA for nine. In 2006, Kay and her family of five moved back home to Virginia Beach. Kay maintained a long and distinguished legal career, culminating as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Dollar Tree, Inc. She was active in her community and with numerous charities. She founded the CHKD Oceanfront Circle and, until she became ill, was President of the Norfolk Academy Alumni Board and was a member of the Children’s Health Foundation Board and of Women United and the Tocqueville Society Cabinet of the United Way of South Hampton Roads.
Kay was a loving, thoughtful, and generous wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She was so proud of her three wonderful children. Kay was smart, hard-working, and tough when she needed to be. She was also unfailingly kind, humble, polite, and very funny (sometimes unintentionally). Among the many things she loved were ski vacations, New England lakes and summer camps, hiking, debates around the dinner table, novels, and British crime dramas.
Kay is survived by her devoted husband of 29 years, Dr. David H. Stockwell III; her adoring children Henry, Hunt, and Lily Stockwell; loving parents, Henry and Marnie Morgan, and siblings, Rob Hanckel and Coke Stewart; and a host of extended family and friends. Her family is immensely grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support that we received this year from our friends and coworkers. In particular, we wish to thank her dear friends Elliot, Gaby, Audrey, Jennifer, Anne, and Michelle.
A Memorial Service will be held for Kay on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am at Galilee Church, 3928 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Due to Covid-19, we would ask all who attend to wear a mask, and the service will be live-streamed ( There will be a reception limited to the family after the service at the Princess Anne Country Club. Donations in Kay’s name can be made to the United Way of South Hampton Roads (which will be matched by the United for the Future Campaign) by CLICKING HERE, Norfolk Academy by CLICKING HERE, or the Children’s Hospital of the Kings’ Daughters by CLICKING HERE. Condolences may be left for her family below.

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Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 11:00 am


Galilee Church

3928 Pacific Ave
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

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