Mary Tompkins Lett, 90, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on December 13, 2021. Mary was born in Richmond, VA to Henry F. Tompkins and Roberta Langhorne Tompkins on February 23, 1931. She retired from Virginia Beach City Public Schools after 32 years as a school bus driver. Many a child was dropped off at their front door due to her love and concern for their safety. She was inducted into the First Colonial High School Hall of Fame in November 2013 for her many years of service to the school’s athletic program. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend.
Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, LCDR Raymond E. Lett, Sr. She is survived by her eight children: Brenda Bacle (Bennie), Marsha Lett, Raymond Lett, Jr., Mark Lett (Liz), Robbie Lett (Carleen), Pat Moore (Nick), Mike Lett (Stephanie), and Rick Lett (Julie); 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
We would like to thank VPA and Westminster Canterbury Home Health and Hospice for the care given to our mother over the last five years.
A celebration of life will be held at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 212 19th St, Virginia Beach, 23451. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church’s Potter’s House. Condolences may be offered at www.vacremationsociety.com.