Edna West Hobbs, 72, passed away May 22, 2019. Edna was born in Norfolk to Jeannette Jackson West and the late Sylvester West. She was a 1965 graduate of Oscar Smith High School and retired in 2007 from the Chairman's office of Norfolk Southern Corporation. Edna was an active member of Raleigh Heights Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Hope Bible Class, a former Trustee, and was the President/Director of WMU. She was a past board member of the March of Dimes of South Hampton Roads. Edna was a volunteer at Chesapeake General Hospital and was a member of the Board of the Chesapeake General Auxillary, where she served as the Vice-President. She was a person that never met a stranger and always willing to strike up a conversation.
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Besides her mother, left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 54 years, Tony L. Hobbs; daughters, Dina H. Carlow (Bobby) and Denise L. Lentini (John, Jr.); grandchildren, Sara, Nicole, Haley, Trevor, and Riley; siblings, James West (Gloria), Janice Trahan and Patricia Manier (Bill); and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home & Cremation Services,1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 6-7:30 p.m. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Raleigh Heights Baptist Church, 1000 Crowell Ave., Chesapeake. Burial will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.com leave a condolence to the family.