Mary Virginia Britts Santolla, 88, of the Hoges Chapel Community at Pembroke, departed this life Friday morning, November 30, 2018 at her home in the loving care of her family and hospice. Born in Radford on April 4, 1930 she was a daughter of the late Frank Emmett and Margaret Lyn White Britts. She had been employed with several food service jobs and retired from the culinary staff at Mt Lake Lodge. She was a 1947 graduate of Pembroke High School, “The Corncutters”, and a faithful and devoted member of Mt Lebanon United Methodist Church.. She was preceded in death by her Parents, her beloved husband William Thomas “Billy” Santolla, her son Robert Lynn Santolla, and her brother Frank Edward Britts.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons and daughters-in-law William Thomas Santolla, Jr. and his wife Linda of King, NC and Ralph Franklin Santolla and his wife Theresa of Hoges Chapel and Karen Elizabeth Santolla of Roanoke; her brother and sister-in-law Donald Gray and Mary Ellen Britts of Salem; her eight grandchildren, her twenty-five great-grandchildren and her nine great-great-grandchildren; her dear buddies Mary Dale Stevers and Glenna DiRico and beloved church family at Mt Lebanon.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 3, 2018 at 12:00 noon in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Russ Gresham and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. . Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.