OBITUARY

Marilu Allen Temple

May 13, 1927December 31, 2020
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Marilu A. Temple, 93, of Virginia Beach passed away on December 31, 2020, at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital.

Marilu was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She was the daughter of the late Ben Lacy Allen and the late Bonnie M. Allen. She was a 1945 graduate of Needham R. Broughton High School. She graduated from Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 and was licensed as a registered nurse in NC in 1949. She worked at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, until they moved to Charlotte, NC, when she became a wife and a mother in 1957. Marilu returned to nursing in 1976 and later retired from Norfolk General Hospital in 1986. She was a member of Community United Methodist Church.

Marilu is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years Charles F. Temple and her brother, James D. “Crow” Allen of Raleigh, NC. Left to cherish her memory are her children Scott Temple of Norfolk, VA; Janet Temple Hitchings and her husband Steve of Ooltewah, TN; two grandchildren Lacey Lunsford and her husband David of Perry, GA; and Corey Hitchings and his wife Emily of Commerce, GA; and four great grandchildren, Mason, Brayden and Brynlee Lunsford and Reid Hitchings; and many lifelong friends.

A private graveside service will be held with the family.

A huge heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital for their kindness and loving care of Nurse Temple.

Friends may offer condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Frederick Temple, Husband (deceased)
  • Scott Temple, Son
  • Janet Temple Hitchings (Steve Hitchings), Daughter
  • Lacey Lunsford (David Lunsford), Granddaughter
  • Corey Hitchings (Emily Hitchings), Grandson
  • Mason Lunsford, Great Grandson
  • Brayden Lunsford, Great Grandson
  • Brynlee Lunsford, Great Granddaughter
  • Reid Hitchings, Great Grandson
  • Ben Lacy Allen, Father (deceased)
  • Bonnie MacDonald Allen, Mother (deceased)
  • James D. "Crow" Allen, Brother (deceased)

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Biography

Marilu A. Temple, 93, of Virginia Beach passed away on December 31, 2020, at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital.

Marilu was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She was the daughter of the late Ben Lacy Allen and the late Bonnie M. Allen. She was a 1945 graduate of Needham R. Broughton High School. She graduated from Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 and was licensed as a registered nurse in NC in 1949. She worked at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, until they moved to Charlotte, NC, when she became a wife and a mother in 1957. Marilu returned to nursing in 1976 and later retired from Norfolk General Hospital in 1986. She was a member of Community United Methodist Church.

Marilu is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years Charles F. Temple and her brother, James D. "Crow" Allen of Raleigh, NC. Left to cherish her memory are her children Scott Temple of Norfolk, VA; Janet Temple Hitchings and her husband Steve of Ooltewah, TN; two grandchildren Lacey Lunsford and her husband David of Perry, GA; and Corey Hitchings and his wife Emily of Commerce, GA; and four great grandchildren, Mason, Brayden and Brynlee Lunsford and Reid Hitchings; and many lifelong friends.

A private graveside service will be held with the family.

A huge heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital for their kindness and loving care of Nurse Temple.