Obituary: Etta M. Peyton

April 5, 1937 –November 16, 2022

Hampton, VA- Etta Mae (Chambers) Peyton, 85, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the Waterview Nursing and Rehab Facility in Hampton, VA.

Born April 5, 1937, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Edford Olaf Chambers, Sr. and Velvia (Baldwin) Chambers.

Etta was a 1955 graduate of Bedford High School. She worked many years at NSWC Crane as a Department of Defense civilian, retiring in 1995.

Etta is survived by daughter Angela Velvia Peyton (Shelby) of Hampton, VA, and sister Joyce Ann Baker (David). She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Marchelle Deanne Peyton, son Andrew Mark Peyton, brothers Edford Olaf Chambers, Jr., Jesse Earl “Bud” Chambers, Jack Dean Chambers, Franklin Leon Chambers, and sisters Rita Gayle Keller, and Marilyn Kay Oaldon.

Etta attended St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Bedford over the years. She loved to sing, had a beautiful voice, and enjoyed participating in the choir at church. She enjoyed watching and cheering on her children and their friends in sports and other activities throughout the years. She loved gardening and working on other home improvement projects.

She loved her cats and adopted and took care of many over the years. She enjoyed nature, watching and feeding wild birds in her beautiful yard and gardens, traveling, music, and the arts. She enjoyed watching professional tennis, NBA, NFL, and Notre Dame football and basketball on TV. She loved watching Larry Bird and Reggie Miller play basketball, Joe Montana and Peyton Manning play football, and John McEnroe and Roger Federer play tennis over the years!

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 29th at 11:00 am in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held the evening before on Monday, November 28th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to local animal shelters. God Bless.

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