Mary Tompkins Lett
February 23, 1931 - December 13, 2021
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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…

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Beverley Alred left a message on April 3, 2022:
We will meet again my BFF. We were friends forever and miss talking to you on Saturdays❤️
Pam Eagar left a message on April 2, 2022:
Mrs. Lett was a cheerful and loving person, welcoming to anyone and everyone! She always took time to sit with her children and us (friends of her children) to talk and laugh with us. She was interested in what we were doing and encouraged our good efforts. I know that she will be greatly missed, but has gone on to a better place, where she can be free of pain and happily await her loved ones. Sending love and condolences to all her family.
Brenda left a message on April 2, 2022:
Love and miss you so much mom! Thanks for being the best mom ever!❤️
Melissa Moore left a message on April 1, 2022:
I LOVE YOU NANA!!!!!
Jimmy Smith left a message on January 19, 2022:
I grew up in Va. Beach, and attended First Colonial High School, from 1971-1976, when First Colonial had grades 8th thru 12th, and FC had three football programs, Junior JV, JV, and varsity. So you could imagine how many guys were playing football back then. This is where I first met Mrs. Lett, as she drove the athletic bus. I remember the first time I got on the bus, as she said hello with such a nice smile and friendly greeting. We had just moved to Va. Beach a few months earlier, from Columbus, GA, after my Dad retired from the Army. I didn’t know one single person yet, and was on my way to the first football practice for me, along with my brother Eddie. We were a few days behind the August 10th start of summer practice, so the other guys were already practicing. As I met the coaches, and was given some pads and uniform, I headed out to the field with the Junior JV program, a total stranger to a bunch of guys who had been playing in community leagues together for several years. As I walk up and get in line, for a football drill, one guy turns around and says hello with a friendly greeting, he was Robbie Lett, one of Mrs. Lett’s sons. That started a longtime friendship with the Lett’s. Robbie’s older brother, Mark was a great football player on varsity, about to begin his senior year. Thru Robbie, I met Stan and Walter Parsick, and the four of us have had a continued friendship for over 40 years. I haven’t seen the Lett’s in many years, as I moved away in the early 80’s with a job. But Stan Parsick and I stayed in touch and he always kept me up on the Lett’s, as he saw them often. It was Stan, who called me to letme know Mrs. Lett was not doing well, and probably would not make it through the night. It sadden me that I had not seen her in a long time, but all the wonderful memories of her came pouring through. Mrs. Lett was an incredible person, who I was fortunate to know for so many great years in high school. She was such a big part of the football program, and I know many of the athlete’s from her time are heart broken by her passing. I know I will never forget her, or her family. If I could talk to her one last time, I would thank her for being such a friendly face for all those years. She was a big part of my life and memories of those high school years. My heart goes out to Mark, Robbie and the rest of her family. I will miss her. Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith
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