Beatrice Virginia Trace, 83, passed away peacefully at her home, with her family by her side, on March 19, 2012. Born on June 7, 1928, in Raleigh, NC, she was the daughter of the late Mark Wayne and Dora Davenport Leary. She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her seven loving children, John Wesley Trace, Jr., Mark Wayne Trace, Eva Virginia Cox, Gordon Thomas Trace, William Irvin Trace, Edna Ann Powell, and Lisa Lynn Trace; sister, Helen Parker; brother, Carlton Leary; twenty-five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Besides her parents, Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Trace; son, Steven; three sisters; and two brothers.
A graveside service will be held on a date to be determined at the Veterans Cemetery off of Cemetery Road, Hampton, VA 23669.
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