Loretta Irene Davis

October 20, 1932 - March 13, 2016

10/20/1932 - 03/13/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Monday March 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Service
Tuesday March 22, 2016
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday March 22, 2016
12:00 pm
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N Witchduck Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
757-497-8925 | Directions

Loretta I. Davis, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 13, 2016, at the age of 83.  She was born October 20, 1932, in Cambridge, MA, to the late Dennis F. Collins and Mary Hasle Collins. She spent her early years in Watertown, MA.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Leonard G. Davis with whom she is now reunited.
She leaves behind four daughters, Leslie Overton and her husband Greg of Hayes, VA, Julia Weir and her husband Duncan of Williamsburg, VA, Lisa Jones and her husband David of Zuni, VA and Janine Gardner of Chesapeake, VA.  She is survived by her brother, James Collins of Mission Viejo, CA, and her sisters, Mary Caro of Wheaton, IL and Caroline Gosse of Ashland, NH. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Michael Jones, Gregory Overton, Lee Jones, Matthew Overton, Melissa Coates, Katie Gardner, Sam Gardner. and eight great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sophie Dutch and Theresa Sharrigan and her best friend Essie Hall.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her many houseplants especially her African Violets. She was an excellent seamstress and she enjoyed sewing clothes for her four daughters and her grandchildren throughout her life.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the caring staff at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and to Medi Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of Loretta.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 21, 2016 from 7 to 9p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 11a.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home with a burial at Rosewood Memorial Park to follow. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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David jones
6 years ago

I had the honor of knowing my sweet mother in law for over 42-years. She always treated me like her very own son! I love her fondly and will miss her greatly, David.

Mike Caro and Dawn Caro
6 years ago

She always had a nice word for me when we met which wasn’t often enough. Wish she would have met my new wife Dawn but now she can see her and I am sure she would approve. Rest easy until we meet again. Love -Mike

Debbie Powers
6 years ago

Lisa, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Your Mother was one of the sweetest person I knew, she is now in heaven with your Father. I wish you peace in time.

Mark Heinrich
6 years ago

I hadn’t known Mrs. Davis very long but I could tell she truly loved her family and always
greeted me with a big smile. She will be greatly missed.

Katie Gardner
6 years ago

My grandma was the best grandma there was! Everyone who knew her cared so deeply for her. I will miss you forever and love you always, but I am comforted knowing you’re home with God and seeing grandpa again. Tell him hello and that I love and miss him.

Jill Wilkinson
6 years ago

Loretta was a kind, lovely woman.

Jill Wilkinson
6 years ago

Your mom had a love of life, and she enjoyed people of all ages. Keep her memory alive by sharing good stories about her.

Bobby Gardner
6 years ago

Although she was my former mother-in-law, I never thought of her in that way. I don’t think she ever considered me her former son-in-law. On my birthday and at Christmas I always received a gift from her! She was a very generous woman that truly loved her family. Rest in peace Mrs. Davis…

Janine
6 years ago

I love you mom. Please tell Dad hi for me. I will miss you both every day of my life. Thanks for being the best mom ever. XXXXOOOO

Karen Speed
6 years ago

Loretta was so kind and generous to everyone. She has a big heart and loves her family. When we joined the Jones family in 2010 she embraced us as if we had always been there. She will be missed by everyone and treasured in our hearts and memories. My heart goes out to her family as they go through this journey. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless to each of you.