Carla Mae Bethel

December 21, 1950 - October 3, 2020

12/21/1950 - 10/03/2020

Past Services

Friday October 09, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

Carla Mae Bethel 69, earned her wings and soared into her Heavenly Father’s arms on October 3, 2020.
She was born on December 21, 1950 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to Bob and Peggy Bethel. She was proceeded in death by her father, Bob Bethel; sister, Frances Forshey; brothers Tim, Jim, and John Bethel.
She was survived by her son, Colin Little (Theresa); daughters, Amber Little, Stacey Pendery; grandchildren, Elizabeth Wells (Shane), Bo Little (Marlee), Jasmine Selby, Kyle Little, Kyra Little and Kailey Little; and two great-grandsons; her mother, Peggy Rowe; sister, Jeannie Marshall; and brother, Michael Bethel; and longtime friend, Gil Ruff.
Carla graduated in 1969 from Jackson High School. She became an Army wife and was stationed in Germany and Panama. She retired for the Social Security Administration. Carla was considered Momma to many, through her Gil and the Gang Karaoke group. She was known to be kind, compassionate, and generous to all that knew her.
Memorial service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home 12893 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, Virginia, 23608  on Friday October 9th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Flowers can be sent there.
Altmeyer- Denbigh Chapel, is assisting with arrangements.

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3 years ago

My prayers to the family during this time. Ms. Carla was such a wonderful person with such an amazing smile that was filled with compassion and love. She will be missed by many.

Carolyn Brown
3 years ago

Words cannot express my sorrow. Carla was such a sweet, fun loving person. I am so glad that our paths crossed as members of the close knit Virginia Beach SSA office team. Rest in Peace, Carla. Keeping you, her loved ones, in my thoughts and prayers.

Taneah Gaines
3 years ago

Such a beautiful soul. I worked with Carla before she retired, we actually sit next to each other. We had some good laughs together. I even got our office to go to Karaoke. We had a ball, we laughed, we drank and we sang. I will never forget that. She still would even wish me happy birthday on Facebook after she retired. I will definitely miss her posting about her children and karaoke. To the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sheila Sayles
3 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with Colin and your other family members. It is truly a loss.

Preston Linzy
3 years ago

My condolences to the family, friends, and former co-workers. Carla was a great resource for the SSA Family in VA Beach and to the claimants she assisted during her tenure with the agency. She was a wealth of knowledge to me when I worked in VA Beach from 2004-08. May her soul Rest In Peace and may she forever be remembered for all the wonderful things she did and accomplished while on Earth. Rest well Carla until we meet again

Selby family
3 years ago

Sorry for you loss

Jenny Queen Moore
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers coming your way for all.

Carolyn Ratcliff
3 years ago

So sorry to here this . Prayers to the family.