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.
Condolences may be made to the family at altmeyer.com.