Laura “Doll” Meekins Venuti, 100, of Stumpy Point, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Sentara Barco Nursing home. She was born to Arthur and Louisa Hooper Meekins, in Stumpy Point. Doll was a very active woman and lived a healthy life. She loved to sew, read, and watch tv, especially the wrestling, and she enjoyed fried chicken. Doll lived for a time in Boston with her son Boyd, and was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Lester Boyd Cahoon, and wife Deborah, of Suffolk, VA; four grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and fifteen great-great grandchildren. Including her parents, she is predeceased by two husbands, John Cahoon, and Tony Venuti; her daughter, Marie Cahoon; her son, Bentley Bird Cahoon; her six siblings; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church, on Saturday, March 15, at 2:00 pm. A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences