Virginia Mae Humphries
Chesapeake- As snow covered the ground on February 17, 2015, Virginia “Mae” Humphries, took her last quiet breath, in this world, and woke up in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mae was born in Bluefield, West Virginia on October 12, 1933.
She was the oldest in a family of nine children. At the age if fifteen, Mae married the love of her life, Clifton Humphries. They were married for 57 years, and are survived by their daughters Teresa Crank husband Millard, Diane Peterson husband David, Dawna Yates husband Doug, and Beth Riggs husband Sterling. Mae is also survived by ten grandchildren; Shawn Lora, Ryan, Aaron Regan, Megan, Douglas Kelsey, Chad Brandi, Kyle, Hayley, Jean Mike and Sara Rodney. Eleven great-grandchildren also survive her; Braden, John-Coleman, Keaton, Ryan, Hollin, Carter, Tinleigh, Collin, Hannah, Ava, Tripp, and one very special friend of the family; Jay Gardner. Mrs. Humphries was predeceased by her grandson; Michael John.
Affectionately referred to as Mrs. Mae or Mamaw, Mrs. Humphries spent her adult life as a homemaker, and for thirty-two years, she was sole caretaker to her husband who was paralyzed in a tragic accident. Friends and family knew Mae as selfless. She was a lifelong member of South Norfolk Baptist Church. She gave of herself to help others whenever she could. Mae loved to be surrounded by the beauty of life: her flowers and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a devout Christian and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She won the battle with Dementia, at home, surrounded by those most precious to her.
In celebration of Mae’s life, the family will have a memorial service at Altmeyer Funeral Home on March 7, 2015 at 11:00 in the morning. Her ashes will be privately laid to rest, beside her soul mate, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, 6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.Altmeyer.com.