Mary Small

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mary Elizabeth Draper Small, 66, of Suffolk, VA went to be with the Lord on December 19, 2009.
She was born in Hampton, VA the daughter of the late Luther Garland Draper Sr. and Retha Elizabeth Lassiter Draper. She was predeceased by a sister and a brother.
Mary worked as a nurse for Louise Obici Memorial Hospital.
Mary is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Sandra S. Luter, and Debra S. and Dan Boehning all of Suffolk, VA; grandchildren, Courtney, Joshua, Madison, and Christian; aunts and uncles, Audrey Woodard of Hampton, VA, Edward Lassiter, Albert Lassiter, both of Newport News, VA, Faye Drake and Dorothy White, both of Creeksville, NC, and Ethel Draper of Mount Olive, NC; and numerous loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Milwaukee Cemetery with Dr. Dennis H. Draper Jr. officiating.
Friends may join the family other times at the residence of Debra and Dan Boehning.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church Building Fund at 917 Carolina Rd., Suffolk, VA 23434. Parr Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at
Mom will be remembered for her great love of family, her ability to make you believe anything was possible, and her gift for making the ordinary seem special.