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Rary, Patricia Olivia - Portsmouth  
Patricia Olivia Rary Portsmouth - In the early hours of Feb. 19, 2015, Patricia R. Rary better known as "Mom Pat" went to be with the other angels in heaven. Pat was preceded in death by her beloved husband Lewis Elwood Rary, her parents Annah and Thomas Rohr and her brother Thomas C. Rohr. Pat was born and raised in Alexandria where she graduated from George Washington High School and completed two years of college before entering the work force. She worked for the Federal Government for a number of years in Washington DC before becoming a legal secretary and bookkeeper for a law firm in Alexandria. At the age of 12 she joined a Masonic Order for girls known then as Job's Daughters and currently known as Job's Daughters International (JDI). This began a dedication in 1950 of continuous service of loving and giving which has lasted 65 years. Pat began as a daughter, holding several positions and finally being elected into a leadership role. She served as Honored Queen of Bethel 4, Alexandria from June December 1956 where she initiated 19 girls into Bethel 4 at her first meeting. As an adult Pat has continued her service to the Order. She began on the Bethel Guardian Council of Bethel 4 where she served as Guardian Secretary and Bethel Guardian. During that time she worked with many of the Northern Virginia Bethels serving as the Deputy Grand Guardian. In 1966 Pat was elected as the Grand Guardian of Virginia, serving with R. Vance Watkins of Bethel 46. While living in Alexandria Pat met the love of her life, Lewis E. Rary. They were married in 1974 and moved to Portsmouth. Pat and Lewis both worked with Job's Daughters on many Bethel Guardian Councils in the Hampton Roads area including, Bethel 48 Portsmouth where Pat served as Bethel Guardian. Over the past 28 years Pat has been the Grand Secretary of Virginia, again serving the entire Commonwealth. Pat joined Fellowship Chapter # 140 Order of the Eastern Star where she had served as Worthy Matron two separate times and for the last 25 years as the Secretary. For the last three years Pat has been the Assistant Lecture District #48. Pat is well known throughout the Tidewater area as someone who is ready, willing and able to assist any Order of the Eastern Star Chapter when needed. She was also a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization International (P. E. O.) for the past 52 years. Pat is survived by a daughter Cynthia R. Black of Portsmouth and two granddaughters, Christina R. Black of Richmond, California and Carey B Ward of Portsmouth as well as 2 great grandchildren, a sister in law Brandon Rohr of Irvington, Virginia, a niece Courtney of Fairfax County, a nephew Brian of South Carolina as well as several great nieces and nephews and other relatives. A funeral service will be held in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Dr. Jean Bazemore and Rev. Cliff Whitlock. An Eastern Star service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with visitation to follow until 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grand Guardian Counsel of VA; Lewis Rary Scholarship Fund c/o Mrs. Valorie Koogle 8000 Cardiff Street Mason Neck, VA 22079-3511. Online condolences may be made at www.lovingfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Virginian Pilot from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, 2015
Reid, Franklin Donald - Virginia Beach  
Franklin Donald Reid Virginia Beach - Franklin Donald "Don" Reid passed away at age 80 on February 23, 2015. He was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina but spent most of his life in Hampton Roads. Don was a retired builder and land developer. He was a member of the Bayside Masonic Lodge, the Bayside Order of the Eastern Star, and the Khedive Temple. Don also served on the Virginia Beach Planning Commission for eight years and was an Elder of Providence Presbyterian Church. Don is survived by his wife, Bonnie, son, Frank Reid and wife Estela, daughters, Brenda Reid and Jennifer Warren and husband Paul, sister, Kay Reid, seven grandchildren, Steli, Melissa, Franklin, Sydney, Brendan, Livi, Sophie, and great-grandchild, Vincent in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and very special friends. Don's quick wit was matched only by his love and devotion to his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at Providence Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service at 505 Thalia Point Road in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Providence Presbyterian Church.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 25, 2015
Rhodes, William L. - Virginia Beach  
William L. Rhodes Virginia Beach - William L. Rhodes, 79, passed away on Feb. 21, 2015 surrounded by family. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Anthony Rhodes and wife Carol, Joseph Rhodes and wife Becky, and William Rhodes, Jr. and wife Aimee all of Chesapeake; his daughter, Deborah Talbert and husband, Tom, of Council Bluffs, IA; his sisters, Linda Mapstone and husband Freddie of Virginia Beach, Phyllis Franklin and husband Mike of Kenbridge, VA, Cheryl Jones and husband Dan of Council Bluffs, IA and Vicky Settles of Atlantic, IA; his brothers, Steve Rhodes and wife LeAnn of Broadus, MT, Linwood Harper and wife Diane of Milton, FL, and Larry Harper of NC; brother-in-law, Butch Daniel and wife Anna; and 6 grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 N. Great Neck Rd. in Virginia Beach. Reception will be announced at the graveside service. All flower donations may be sent to Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 26, 2015
Roberson, Dawn Marie - Chesapeake  
Dawn Marie Roberson Chesapeake - Born September 02,1960 Died February 18,2015. Survived by children: Nicole Kappes, Nathan Roberson, Joshua Roberson and 9 grandchildren. Service at Great Bridge Church of Christ on February 26,2015 6:00.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 24, 2015
Roberts, Rice (In Memoriam)  
90th Birthday Rice Roberts Feb. 28, 1925 - Aug. 10, 2005 We will always love you. "Together forever." Clarine, Rita and Claire
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 1, 2015
Robinson, Pearle T. - Chesapeake  
Pearle T. Robinson Chesapeake - Pearle Taylor Robinson, 102, went to be with her Lord, February 15, 2015. She was born in South Norfolk, VA to the late Robert Lee and Sarah Dews Taylor. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles M. Robinson. She was a member for many years at South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher and in 1960, she became a member of the United Church of Christ. Pearle was also a member of the Chesapeake Woman's Club, former member of Portlock Garden Club, life member of VA Federation of Garden Clubs and was formally a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Left to cherish her memory are her Nieces, Myrna F. Clark (Russell), Evelyn B. Hoggard and Joan T. Feehan (Steve); nephew, Robert Taylor and many great nieces, nephews and other loving family members. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Chesapeake at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 with services beginning at 2 p.m. A private burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Park. Please visit her Book of Memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com where you may view the service if unable to attend or leave a note to the family.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 22, 2015
Rogers, Laurie J. - Norfolk  
Laurie J. Rogers Norfolk - 57, passed away February 22, 2015. A funeral service will be held Friday February 27 at 1 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA. The visitation will be Thursday night from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Please visit www.woodlawngroup.com for the full obituary and to leave condolences for the family.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 25, 2015
Russum, Maria M. - Virginia Beach  
Maria M. Russum Virginia Beach - Maria M. Russum Virginia Beach, born December 8, 1947 in Uncasville CT, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning February 17, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband Richard A. Russum Sr. Maria leaves behind her devoted daughter Shirley Headrick and Son-in-law Dennis Mayotte. Maria retired from Paramount Industries in Norfolk, VA. She was loved and will be greatly missed. A Funeral services will be held at 1:00 on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at Church of the Ascension 4853 Princess Anne road in Virginia Beach. Condolences may be expressed at www.keithmatthewsfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 22, 2015
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