On February 14, 2021, our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Mary “COOKIE” Elizabeth Batts departed this life. She was born to the late Rozella and William H. Eden, Sr. in Norfolk, VA on August 29, 1946. Mary attended Catholic School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She then attended Norfolk State University for two years. After college she was employed for 32 years and retired from the City of Virginia Beach.
Mary was a member of St. Mark United Christ Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruffus Batts, Brother William Eden, Jr. and special friend and companion Mr. Harold Smith.
Mary “COOKIE” leaves to cherish in her memory her brother, Benjamin Jefferson, three sons; Levell Batts (Margie), Todd Batts, Leo Batts (Raptina), three daughters, Tracy Elliott (Johnnie), Tanyia Moore (Sampson), Seanette Cotton(Marcus).
Grandchildren: Keir, Tekeyon, Johntrya, Tanyia (Kitty), Tracy(Tray Tray), Jona (Tootse), Quatez, Tayquan, Lil Leo, Lil Bubba, K (Rhee Rhee), Ashonti, Malik, Andreus, Tresean, Trequis, Nedrea, Margrie, LaShawnda
A special caregiver, Angela White and three close friends, Mary, Marian, Eunice.
I’m free I’m free you all look at me! I am walking around heaven with the Father, I have no more pain no more tears to cry I love the time I had with you but you must know it as my time to die in order for me to be free!!!