Mary Eunice Kraemer

May 25, 1923 - November 9, 2008

05/25/1923 - 11/09/2008

Past Services

Monday November 10, 2008
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Thursday November 13, 2008
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Friday November 14, 2008
11:00 am
Church of the Ascension
405 Talbot Hall Road
Norfolk, VA 23505

VIRGINIA BEACH-Mary Eunice Roseberry Kraemer Sookie entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 9, 2008. She was born May 25, 1923 in Norfolk, Virginia. She grew up in Glenrock and attended Kempsville High School. She was a devout Catholic and loved her family dearly. She was the best mother in the world. She was married for 57 years to Walter C. Kraemer. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, Mary and Ernest Roseberry and a daughter, Dorothy Louise. She leaves behind to cherish her memory three children, son Walter Kraemer and wife Cheryl, daughter, Gerri Alexander and husband, David, son, Bobby and wife Brenda. She had six grandchildren, Amy Mathers and husband Terry, Darren Alexander, Kevin Kraemer, Erika and Kelsey Kraemer and their mother Cheryl Griggs, and Dylan Kraemer. She was a great grandmother to Ryan Mathers and was looking forward to a new great granddaughter. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Edwards and friend, Woody Woods. She was blessed with a godchild, Meg LaSalle, her aunt, Liz Crowling, her cousins, Mary Oliver, Mary Margaret Parker, and Margie Robertson and many cherished relatives.
Her family wishes to thank the staff of Davita Leigh for caring for her while on dialysis, to Lake Taylor for caring for her while at rehab, especially Melody Pinky, Chris and Mark . Thanks to Deacon Gary at Ascension for his spiritual visits.
Mary spent 17 years working in the cafeteria at Brandon Middle School which she loved.
A viewing will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road on Thursday, November 13 from 6 to 8 P.M. . A mass of the Resurrection will be held on Friday, November 14 at 11:00 A.M. Ascension Catholic Church, Father James E. Parke officiating . Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Judes’ Childrens Hospital.
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Jeanie Reffett
8 years ago

As I write this I am weeping for your loss. “Cookie” to me was a dear friend to my mother, Marie, and a wonderful part of my childhood. I was blessed to know her. I know that our Lord received her with great joy!

Susan Perry
8 years ago

Cheryl, Walt and Kevin,

I’m thinking of you guys during this difficult time and praying for all of you. Please let me know if there is anything you need.

– Susan Perry

Jean Ferguson
8 years ago

Eunice was a wonderful,loving, caring person. She loved her family, her children, her grandchildren, and her great grandson, Ryan. She endured a lot with dialysis and breaking her hip made everything worse. She is in God’s care now.

Judy Williams
8 years ago

I am so sorry to read of the passing of Mary but know she is at rest now. I was the cafeteria manager at Brandon Middle School where she worked and we all loved Mary. She was such a dedicated employee and nice to everyone. She will be greatly missed by so many. My prayers are with the family.


Judy Williams

Johnny Messina
8 years ago


I can never begin to explain how much Sookie meant to me,and how much I loved her.When My dad was so sick,and I spent the summers with your family.She drove me to every pony league baseball game I had,and watched me play.She treated me like her own son.I will truly miss her,more than words can say.

Johnny Pop

Gerri Alexander
8 years ago

My mom was the best mother in the world . There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her children and grandchildren and family members. She endured much during her life. She was not happy about dialysis but followed all the things she needed to do to make it successful.

She was a great patient but after awhile, it took so much out of her and then breaking her hip made rehab hard and she finally lost her battle. But, she fought the fight and gave it her all. She is in heaven now and if anyone got to heaven, she did. She was an angel on earth.

Ken Wiltshire
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family.

Paula Scholz
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss, Amy we will be thinking of you and your family!!!

Stuart & Sue Holland
8 years ago

Sue and i were sorry to read about your loss. Just wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a wonderful lady and we know she is in a better place.

Gloria Simmons
8 years ago

To Bobby and family…my sincere condolences…Remember God’s grace and mercy will see you through this difficult time….