Charlotte Ann DiSantis entered into glory on September 30, 2020 at the age of 78 with her beloved cousin, Joyce Kirby and her dear friends, Ashly “Long Legs” Perry and Kay “Kay Kay” Adams by her side. Charlotte was supported, encouraged and empowered by Hope House Foundation since November 9, 1976. Through that support Charlotte overcame many obstacles in her life and learned independent skills that enabled her to live in her own apartment until her death.
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In 1987, Charlotte began to learn work skills at the Louise Eggleston Center and was employed there for a period of time until she retired at age 55. Since then Charlotte enjoyed watching TV, listening to music and singing karaoke, coloring, playing with her dolls and doing ceramics at the Therapeutic Recreation Center in Norfolk. Charlotte loved people made many good friends and amazing memories along her journey in life. Charlotte also loved animals. Her cat, Smokey, brought her endless hours of joy and was always by her side.
Charlotte was predeceased by her very special aunt, Minnie Yocca (whom she affectionately called “Mommy”), her uncle Tony Yocca and her cousins John Yocca and Donald Dean. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved family: Joyce and Jamie Kirby; Adeline Didier; Tina Cox; Brian, Allison, Natalie and Dean Kirby; Scott Dean and Toni Dean; Vickie Meyer; Jarrod Cox; Carolyn Miller; Susie and Mike Waugh and their family; Buddy Copeland; Nick Copeland and his family; Lucinda Brown, who was her dear friend for over 40 years, and a beautiful extended family that comprised many very special friends from Hope House Foundation.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 5th at 11:00AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery located at 8100 Granby St in Norfolk, VA. Following the graveside service there will be a Celebration of Life service at Ocean View Christian Reformed Church located at 1241 Hillside Avenue in Norfolk, VA, 23503. The Celebration of Life service will begin at 12:30pm with the family receiving visitors just prior to the service at the church.
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Memorial donations in memory of Charlotte DiSantis may be made to Hope House Foundation, 801 Boush Street, Suite 302 Norfolk, VA 23510