Claudia M. Groves (1955 - 2013)

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Claudia M. Groves

Chesapeake - Claudia Marie Carpenter Groves, 58, went to be with her Lord on December 8, 2013. Raised in Chesapeake, she was a member of Tidewater Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 25 years. Her life was her family, her church and gardening – she planted love wherever she smiled.

Survivors include her husband, Allan L. Groves; parents, Hugh and Irene Carpenter; two daughters, Gloria Villamar and Jennifer Duncan; son, David Groves; six sisters, Nora Atkins, Amy Antonucci, Ann Spanagel, Peggy Campbell, Susan Braman and Becky Moulden; twelve grandchildren, Shannon, Brandon, Christopher, Lizzy, Anthony, Michael, Jimmy, Rebecca, Hunter, Jazmyn, Somer and Jaemie; 2 sisters-in-law, Debbie Sleasman and Linda Horner; and brother-in-law, Harvey Groves. She was predeceased by a grandson, Shawn.

A funeral service on Friday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. in Tidewater Baptist Church by Pastor Charles Pearson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Society.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 11, 2013
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