AN­NIE P. VA­LENTA

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An­nie Plakas Va­lenta, 94, passed away peace­fully at her home in Din­wid­die, VA., Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2, 2018. An­nie was the daugh­ter of the late Emma and Louie Plakas and was mar­ried to Franklin Va­lenta for 53 years, un­til Frank’s death in 2001. An­nie was a home­maker and a book­keeper for her fa­ther’s busi­ness, The Dixie Res­tau­rant. She had an artis­tic flare for flower ar­rang­ing, and she cre­ated col­or­ful wo­ven triv­ets that are sold at Sea­green Art Gallery. She loved spend­ing sum­mers at Nags Head watch­ing her grand­chil­dren grow up in the cot­tage of her name sake, “Ocean An­nie’s.” How­ever, this past sum­mer she con­verted to a Ri­vah Girl at the fam­ily’s new home on the Po­tomac River where she dined nightly on the fresh catch of the day and watched beau­ti­ful sun­sets.

An­nie is sur­vived by her de­voted daugh­ter, Su­san Va­lenta Wells and son-in-law, Bruce; three grand­chil­dren, Kristin Ed­wards and son-in-law, Justin, Ryan Coffield, and Lo­gan Wells; her dear sis­ter, Florence Rochelle; great niece, Lauri Rochelle and many cousins, nieces and neph­ews. With grate­ful hearts the fam­ily wishes to rec­og­nize Jean and Mark Ver­done, faith­ful neigh­bors and won­der­ful friends.

A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, 2018, at St. John’s Catholic Church, 7215 Squir­rel Level Rd, N. Din­wid­die, VA. A time of food and fel­low­ship will fol­low the ser­vice at the church. Flow­ers are wel­come as An­nie loved them so much, or you may make con­tri­bu­tions to Sa­mar­i­tans’ Purse, www.samar­i­tanspurse.org in her honor. The fam­ily is be­ing served by the Peters­burg Chapel of J.T. Mor­riss and Son Fu­neral Home. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. jt­mor­riss.com.

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