Marie Stephens King

November 30, 1926 - February 15, 2014

11/30/1926 - 02/15/2014

NORFOLK- Marie Stephens King, 87, went to be with the Lord February 15, 2014 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She is the daughter of the late James T. Key and Freezie C. White. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her loving husband Emmet D. King. Marie retired from Norfolk Public Schools in 1993 and was a long standing member of Calvary Temple Church in Norfolk.
She is survived by her children, JoAnn Jackson and her husband, Gary, James C. Flowers, Jr. and Sharon Hart, and Christine Marie Coulter and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Gary Jackson, Jr., Kenny Jackson, Shawn Jackson, Cori Coulter, Michael Coulter II, James C. Flowers III, and Shannon Flowers; great-grandchildren, Travis Holstein, Matthew Jackson, Clay Jackson, Emilee Jackson, Ciara Jackson, and Ava Flowers. Mrs. King was an inspiration to all who loved her and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Calvary Temple Church in memory of Marie. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach on Wednesday from 5-7pm. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Calvary Temple Church, 5639 Brickell Rd, Norfolk with Pastor Ed Noble officiating. Burial will follow the funeral ceremony at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk. Online condolences may be offered at

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Mitch & Claudette Cutrell
8 years ago

0ne 0f the sweetest,godly woman,spiritual mentor & prayer warrior.She will be missed but shared memories,joys & times will always keep her close. Strength & comfort for family in days ahead. Marie was loved by so many. No greater love than Gods whom she walked the talk. God bless. May she rest from her many labors of love.

Lori Caterson
8 years ago

Christine and Family, I was so blessed to have known such a wonderful sweet lady. Your Mom accepted me with open arms when we were first introduced. My thoughts, love and prayers goes out to Mrs.Kings family. God Bless your all.

L.A. Caterson


A wind blew yesterday, I swear I heard the angels sing.

Long lost words from our yesterday’s with the sound of a ring. God has taken you home, riding upon his wings so strong and white. Flew to heavens gate one swift and fearless flight. God, he blessed and gave your love one a new light.

I wish you much peace along your new journeys path.

Your love ones left behind for you to watch, to show them they have strength they can’t see. You will be miss, as my love travels with you on your journey.

Wayne & Judy Baker
8 years ago

Chuck & Sharon, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandra Parker
8 years ago

Chuck, Sharon and family, Please know that I am praying for you in the loss of your Mom.

Theresa Smith
8 years ago

Dearest Family,

May God comfort you all extra specially. As you all know Mrs. King was SO special a child of the King for sure and a shining example of a Christian and a faithful prayer warrior living and serving her King!! I am so blessed to have known this precious one and to be able to call her my friend and sister in Christ thank you family for sharing her with so many!!! Mrs. King was sure a blessing in my life for so many years!! I cherish every card she ever sent me!! Love and prayers to you all, Theresa Smith

Christine Coulter
8 years ago

I am so fortunate to be my Momma’s daughter. While I’ll never be as good as she was, I’ll always have her as a wonderful example. I will strive always to be the best I can. Momma was a real mommy, she baked cupcakes and threw wonderful birthday parties and loved to gather with family for holidays or just to celebrate being family. She always had something nice to say and lived as a shining example of true Christianity. Everyone who knew her knew how special she was. She never tried to be special she simply was. Tuesday’s child is full of grace. Momma was born full of grace and left this life full of grace.

Donna Sebacher
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a lovely, gracious, patient woman. I know this will be hard for you for a very long time. My prayers are with you.

Chris Amos
8 years ago

I will always remember Mrs. King as a portrait of grace, elegance and steadfast faithfulness. She will be sorely missed but we rejoice in knowing that death was not the victor nor did it have the final word. Mrs. King, like her Jesus, has conquered sin, death and the grave forever and ever and ever.

Donna Couch
8 years ago

My Aunt Marie was such a wonderful person. She was always kind and caring, always sending cards and never forgot anyone’s birthday. She would always call and check on my family to make sure everyone was okay and especially when my father was sick. They would talk and laugh together which lifted up his spirits. We will miss you. JoAnn, Christine and Chuck please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. We Love you, Donna, Darlene & Mary

Rebecca Angotti
8 years ago

My heart felt sympathy to you all at the loss of your mother/grandmother. I will always remember her sweet smile, quiet dignity and charm. I feel blessed to have known her and to have been part of her extended family. Rest in peace Marie.

Gilda Klein - NPD Retired
8 years ago

Sgt. Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you. God has another angel !

8 years ago

So very sorry for your loss, We will always remember Aunt Marie as a very kind, classy Lady..Love you all.

Les & Jan Barnard
8 years ago

We offer our prayers and condolences in this time of sorrow,