Barbara S. Loving

January 23, 2023

Barbara S. Loving, 90 years young, passed away on Friday January 20, 2023. She was a native of Leland, North Carolina. She was the owner of Loving Funeral Home, a member of Alexander Baptist Church and a past Worthy Matron of Fellowship Chapter #140 Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid gardener and seamstress.

Barbara was the wife of the late Harry D. Loving, Sr. She is survived by her favorite granddaughter, Suzanne Loving; son H. David Loving, Jr. and his wife Melody, her children, grandchildren, and great grandson; daughters Debra L. Loving, Beth Yates, Judy Barnes, Jo Packer, Carla Hutt and Carla’s daughter Melissa, Rachel Moore her best friend with whom she shopped, made porcelain dolls, and traveled for Eastern Star functions with their husbands. Rachel and Barbara continued to check on each other every day by phone if they were not together. She is also survived by numerous other family members and devoted friends.

Barbara was predeceased by her sister Colleen Gainey, her brother Fletcher Simmons and her loyal Sheltie companions.

The family would like to thank Betsy Wilkerson Laster, who helped Barbara maintain her independence at home, the nursing staff of River 8 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and the medical staff of the following teams, for the excellent care provided while Barbara was in their care: Emergency Department, Trauma, Orthopedics, Medical, Cardiology, Neurology, and Respiratory.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Loving Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Monday from 3:30-5:30 pm in the funeral home. The committal service at Olive Branch Cemetery is private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alexander Baptist Church, Chesapeake, or the Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast Leadership Endowment Fund.

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