Mattie Davenport Hooker Staples

July 20, 1921 - May 13, 2008

07/20/1921 - 05/13/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Friday May 16, 2008
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Saturday May 17, 2008
1:30 pm
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757 497-8925 | Directions

Mattie Hooker Staples

Virginia Beach – Mattie Davenport Hooker Staples, 86 went to be with the Lord Tuesday May 13, 2008 in the home of her daughter Bessie Mae Tatum and husband John in Maryville, IL . Mrs. Staples was a native of Pantego, NC and long time resident of Virginia Beach. She was the wife of the late Bradford Staples and her first husband Melvin Mayo Hooker, Sr. that passed away in World War II; she was preceded in death by a beloved granddaughter Katherine Bobbette Tatum.

She is survived by her 3 children Mildred Jenkins and husband Eugene, Sr. of Stanton, VA Bessie Mae Tatum and husband John , Jr. of Maryville, IL and Melvin Mayo Hooker, Jr. and wife Idella of Carrollton, GA ; grandchildren and great grandchildren Maria Jane Jenkins of Waynesboro, VA, Gene Jenkins, Jr. and wife Audrey and their children Victoria , Susan and Candance of Stuarts Draft, VA , John W. Tatum, III and wife Dawna and son John “J.T.” W. Tatum, IV, of Edwardsville, IL, David Hooker and wife Brooke and son Wesley of Savannah , GA and Aubin Hooker of Surfside Beach, SC.

A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Daniel Davey Saturday at 1:30 PM at Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30 to 8 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home Maestas Chapel 1801 Baltic Ave. Virginia Beach.

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Linda Carmines
8 years ago

Bessie and John I have been trying to get in touch with you. I think I must have the wrong place.

I am so sorry about your Mom. Please get in touch.

Judi Doss Happel
8 years ago

Bessie Mae, I was so surprised to read about Mrs. Staples in this mornings paper. She was a great Mom to all of you. Please let me hear from you. With my deepest sympathy. Love, Judi 757 460 3535

Jan Burton Deal
8 years ago

Dear Bessie Mae, Maria and family,

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and how so very sorry I am to learn of your Mother’s passing….she was a sweet and loving person and when thinking of her, I remember her beautiful smile and how kind she was. She always spoke so lovingly about her family, you all were her pride and joy.

Your mother will live on in our hearts and memories.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Jan

Am unable to attend the service because just this morning the doctor prescribed an antibiotic and I am not feeling well enough to go out. Please know that I will be there in spirit…..