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Mary Elizabeth (Cookie) Batts


Sunrise: August 29, 1946

Sunset: February 14, 2021

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

37 Great-Grandchildren

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!!!

Viewing Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, February 22, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Riverside Cemetery 1000 E Indian River Rd Norfolk, VA 23523 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Demetric Jackson says

    My Deepest Sympathy For Your Loss,
    Words, no matter how heartfelt, cannot ease your mourning, but know others understand and share your loss. May the Lord’s hands of compassion and love guide you throughout this trying moment to Cook’s eternal homecoming celebration. So when you close your eyes to shed a tear, remember her laugh, her smile and the sound of her voice and may it bring great peace through those loving moments shared between a Mother and a child, as it is priceless.
    Love, Bim

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    Celes Keeling says

    With heart felt sympathy sometimes it’s hard to believe when one transition from earth to heaven ..Rest In Heaven Cookie u were such a kind soul..You are alright now don’t have to worry about none of this foolishness no more..Praying for your family ????♥️

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    John and Lvonya Woodhouse (pookie) says

    Our deepest sympathy. Aunt Cookie will surely be missed. You guys are in our prayers. The Loftin family.

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    Denise Watford says

    Leo, Raptina, and family: I am sorry for your loss. I know the pain of losing your mother, but find comfort in your many memories, and know that God will give you peace. Keeping you in prayer!

    Sincerely,
    Denise Watford

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    Latisha Hurst says

    Sending my deepest Condolences and Prayers to the family!!! From the Hurst family

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    Tara Moses says

    There are never any goodbyes for your Mother will always be with you in your hearts…
    My deepest and most sincere condolences to my brother and sisters, nieces and nephews, for I know the pain it great and will be everlasting. Just know it does subsides with time. Relish in the moments to come when the tears dry up and the smiles and laughter will take over as you remember
    Mrs. Mary (Cookie) for all the reasons you enjoyed with her on earth. She was certainly loved and I can see she did an awesome job with her family. You all did great by her today ❤ and I an sure always, the service was lovely.
    I pray that God rest your minds and allow you to seek solace ~ rally around each other in love. I love each and every one of you. Tara Moses & Family

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