Marie E. Todd

Sunrise: June 4, 1921

Sunset: January 24, 2024

Marie E. Davis (Burnett) Todd was born on June 4, 1921, in Suffolk, Virginia to the late Willie Davis and late Mary L. (Davis) Mills.  She was the sister of the late Mildred Davis Gordon, the late Ruby Stewart, the late James Davis, and the late Lester Davis.  She departed this life January 24, 2024, in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Her early years were spent in Drivers, Virginia. She was educated in the Suffolk Public School System and Portsmouth Public School System.  At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at Little Zion Baptist Church, Suffolk, Virginia.

Marie Todd spent many years working at the Naval Base and Craney Island in various occupations in food service until she retired in 1986.  She was awarded many commendations for her superior work ethic.

Marie became a member of First Baptist Church South Portsmouth, Virginia.  She served faithfully until her health would no longer allow.  The ministries she served on in every way included the Usher Board #2, Missionary Choir, Gospel Choir, the Willing Workers, Pastor Aid, Women’s Ministry, Kitchen Committee, and Young at Heart Ministry.

She was a loving person.  Though she bore no children of her own she dedicated her life to many family members in the capacity of an aunt, a grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.  She played a significant role in helping to shape the lives of a lot of young people in the family, church, and community.  She leaves to cherish in her memory whom she reared from birth, Mark A. Mills, a loving son.  Also, she leaves to cherish her memory Sharon Gordon, Eldeana Jones, Luella Harrell, Matthew Davis, Laverne Kenon, Maggie Lawrence, George Coley Jr., Ernest Coley, Keith Coley, Kenneth Coley, Diane Coley, a host of great grand, and great-great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Viewing Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, January 31, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23321

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    Valerie Adrian Wynn says

    Affectionately,”MomRie”was the neighborhood’s MoM,all of us loved. Always there for you,especially if you were mal
    igned,afraid,shy or skidish,she
    was your Advocate.Bold,deter
    mined,firm and resolved,she
    went to bat for you.
    The James E.Wynn,Sr.family
    extends our condolences and
    prayers of comfort to her families as she was MOTHER
    to many.Her life was ” full and
    overflowing ” and “jolly as could be”, and she showed us how GOD can ” keep you” for 102 years “young”. She held up ” the banner” until the end,
    she remained a steadfast example of Christian Woman & Motherhood.

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    Pepita Brown " Angel" says

    My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers are with the family of Aunt Marie. She will truly be missed. Aunt Marie indeed was one of a kind. 102 years grand full of joy, love, compassion. Aunt Marie was a worker she volunteered for the We Care Food Ministry at First Baptist South Portsmouth. She volunteered up until the age 99 moving about like a 20 year old. Aunt Marie didn’t play no games she was about business. She was stern but yet good spirited. Oh she cracked a laugh several. She was a part of my strong foundation in the church and outside the church. Our family connected thru the Davis family. She knew me before i knew myself literally. Aunt Marie You will indeed be truly be missed. God saw the most Beautiful flower and decided to pick it. May God continue to strengthen and comfort the family and friends All the Love ones of Our Dear Marie Todd. “Aunt Marie”
    With Love Angel Brown- Griffin, Elder James Griffin, Enoch, Toria, Jared & Lil E

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