Anne Begbie Kincaid Luna

by | Oct 26, 2023 | Obituaries

NORFOLK – Anne Begbie Kincaid Luna passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, on Monday, October 9. She was a bright light to many and, though she’s no longer with us, our lives are brighter because of her.

Anne was born in Newport News in 1949 and graduated from Ferguson High School in 1967 and Madison College (now James Madison University) in 1971. Anne was a music education major and taught music in the early years of her career. She took a second degree in Early Childhood Education and taught Pre-K for many years. She was a distinguished educator and was awarded Teacher of the Year at her school as well as Portsmouth’s Teacher of the Year.

Music always played a large part in Anne’s life. She sang in choirs at Second Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Larchmont United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She sang for over 30 years with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and also with the Virginia Chorale. She served on the Virginia Chorale board of directors, and just recently chaired its 40th Anniversary Gala, which was an outstanding success due to her leadership. In addition, Anne served on the Hampton Roads Mission Advancement Council of Virginia Supportive Housing.

Anne was predeceased by her parents, Woody and Mary Kincaid, of Newport News. She is survived by Rey, her loving husband of 25 years, her children, Angela Kincaid (Joshua), James Williams (ClaraLynn), Rey Luna (Laura), Jovan Luna (Tamika), and Amadeo Martin (Hillary), and 12 grandchildren.

Anne converted to Judaism two years ago, which gave her great peace. Ohef Sholom Temple was a great source of comfort to her. A memorial service to celebrate her life was conducted by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Jennifer Rueben at Ohef Sholom Temple.

Memorial donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple or the Virginia Chorale. Online condolences may be offered to the family through

May her memory forever be for a blessing.