Catherine Atkinson, 87, of Virginia Beach, died in her home peacefully, May 30, 2010. Born in Manchester, England, she was the daughter of the late Catherine and Alfred Islip. Mrs. Atkinson was predeceased by her one true love, husband, Richard J. Atkinson; son, David P. Atkinson; sister, Lena Lebraum ; and niece, Susan Fraser.
Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her sons, Richard A. Atkinson and wife, Helen, and Christopher A. Atkinson; daughter in law, Brenda Atkinson; grandchildren, David P. Atkinson and Katie E. Atkinson; and great granddaughter, Madilyn Savannah Smith.
She was a long time member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and a prior member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 4, 2010, 3:00 p.m. at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Atkinson will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank all caregivers who assisted in the last several years with special thanks to Yvonne M. Nixon. We have been fortunate to have you in our lives.
Friends may offer condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.