Athena Georgia Voliva

February 23, 1959 - January 26, 2015

02/23/1959 - 01/26/2015

Athena Georgia Voliva, 55, passed away January 26, 2015 with her beloved husband by her side. She was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on February 23, 1959 to Chris Theodosiou and the late Doris J. Roberts Theodosiou. Athena was a beautiful, loving, talented artist whose many creations illuminated the family home. She was passionate about her horses; caring for and riding them on the farm she shared with her husband brought her tremendous joy and serenity. She stood by her father’s side for over 30 years, managing the family’s business at the Sea Gull Motel on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. But the most precious and rewarding in her life was her beloved family, who she cherished above all else in this world.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 35 years, Mike Voliva; her daughter, Christina J. Voliva; son, Michael Voliva II; father, Chris Theodosiou; siblings, Phillip Theodosiou and his wife Sherry, Tessie Heath and her husband Jerry, Jack Theodosiou; in-laws, Steve and Charlotte Voliva, Steve Voliva Jr., Valerie Voliva, Cindy Martin and her husband John, Kim Hathaway and her husband Paul, Scott Voliva, and Tracy Vandeberg and her husband Bob. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, and many extended family members and dear friends who will forever hold her in their hearts.

A service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:00 am at Freedom Fellowship in Virginia Beach, with interment following at Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 6 – 8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach. Please visit to leave a note to the family.

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Vicki Scott
8 years ago


I can’t express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I will hold you and your family close to my heart in prayer and keep you all always in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary E Jones
8 years ago

Christina, Mr.Voliva, and Mike Jr, it is with my deepest condolences to you and your family, my heart aches for you all may the love that is shared to you now continue to embrace you tomorrow and the days, weeks, and years to come, I offer you Gods love.

Anna Suozzi
8 years ago

Dear Mike , Christina , Michael and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Athena’s sweet smile and kind heart will never be forgotten .

Ann Renz
8 years ago

Dear Mike and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Athena. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a beautiful person and always so pleasant with a sweet smile. Love and comfort to the family. Uncle Gene, Aunt Ann and Family

Deborah Quinn
8 years ago

I am truly sorry for your tremendous loss. My heart is aching for you and the entire family. You are in my thoughts, sending many prayers and loving light your way.

Kamryn Priebe
8 years ago

I have been lucky enough to know the Voliva’s and Theodosiou’s since Christina and I met in high school. This family is one of strength and character, led in part by Athena, who even at a young age represented the family as a natural matriarch. She worked hard to provide a wonderful life for her family & passed along these ethics to her children. Not just a hard worker, she was a woman with a great sense of humor and Athena sincerely filled the world around her with beauty and love.

I am a better person for having known Athena Voliva and her family.

Ben Dease
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you’re in thoughts.

Pat Stout
8 years ago

Mike and family, To know Athena was one of the greatest pleasures of my life. I will always cherish the times we were together. And sending prayers for comfort and peace to you all. Sorry I can’t make it to the memorial, the weather is not good. Love Always, Aunt Pat

Rose Hudson Etheridge
8 years ago

Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll be praying for you during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you for I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. Sincerely, Rose, childhood friend.

Cindy & Austin Taylor
8 years ago

Mike please know that we are thinking of you and your loved ones at this time. Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care and that you’re in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer. May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today. All our love Austin and Cindy Baier Taylor

Randy & Shirley Waynick
8 years ago

Mike we are so sorry to hear about your loss. I read about Athena in the paper yesterday and could not beleive it. I told Randy and he was so surprised. Even though we have not kept in touch over the years we feel like it was just yesterday that we were all together. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Alicia & Rick James
8 years ago

Mike, Christina, Michael, & Mr. Chris

We are so saddened for you. We will always hold a special place in our hearts for Athena & her beautiful smile! You are all in our prayers!

Dorothy & David Dykes
8 years ago

The family is in our prayers! Our deepest sympathy and love to all of you!!!!!!

8 years ago

To: The Voliva Family

I am sorry for your lost.May your love for Athena and the loving memories she shared with you.May they bring you comfort and the strength to endure the difficult days ahead.