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Loretta Childress (Peyton)

Loretta Childress (Peyton)

Loretta Anne Childress Peyton, 56, of Swoope, Va., formerly of the Eastern Shore, died peacefully in her sleep May 6, 2006.

 She is survived by her parents, Welford M. and Mary Alice Burt Childress, of Midlothian; her daughter, Lauren Peyton, of Quinby; two sisters, Linda C. Rose, of Richmond, and Mary C. Graham, of the Eastern Shore; and a nephew, Michael Graham of South Carolina.

Loretta was a graduate of Westhampton College. She was recognized in Who's Who for her professional contributions to education. She taught for Augusta and Accomac County Schools. She was a gentle soul who was devoted to special needs children, animals, gardening, and all those she held dear. It is her great capacity to impart love, for which she will be best remembered.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Woody's Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd. The memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Bon Air Baptist Church.

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05/16/09 09:38 AM #1    

Pat Herring

I did not hear of your passing 3 years ago until recently and it broke my heart. You taught me how to laugh til my belly hurt. And how to enjoy the wonders of everyday. And how to more bravely hold up a mirror of personal accountability, which only dear, dear friends can do in a safe haven. I'm hoping God lets you on the Internet to visit this site. And, even if he doesn't, I know you'll find a way....as is your way.
I love you dearly.

05/16/09 03:36 PM #2    

Stan Maupin

We all missed her when "Rat" moved to Richmond. I was thrilled when she agreed to come back for the Senior Prom and I am so glad she was able to celebrate her years at AHS and see her many friends.

05/23/09 05:34 PM #3    

Sue Critzer (Hughes)

Every time I think about you I cry! You were a dear friend. I, like others, believe that you know we are communicating with you. I am crying now. I am sorry we lost touch after the first reunion, but you have always been in my heart!

02/23/10 03:35 PM #4    

Jeannie Fernsworth (Harvey)

I am so sorry to hear of Loretta's passing. I remember seeing her at the only reunion that I went to about 25 years ago. Loretta ran the DJ booth and we danced all night and laughed. It was a fun time! Loretta was life!

Jeannie Fernsworth

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