Buena “Sammy” Crayton

Buena Robertson Crayton (Sammy), 90, of Hayes, VA, passed away at her son’s home on October 21, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 6, 1931, in Gastonia, NC to parents, Albert and Annie Robertson. Sammy was a faithful member of Parkview Church of God. Sammy worked at Singer, Newport News Shipyard, NASA, Ft. Monroe, Ft. Lee, and retiring from Ft. Eustis as a Computer Supervisor (GS13). She loved to sew, wallpaper, decorate and shop.

Sammy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Crayton, Jr. (Chuck), daughter, Vickie Foley, brothers, Larry and Delano, and sisters, Dot Kearns and Louise Gray. She is survived by her son, Gary (Rhonda); grandsons, Gary Crayton, Jr., Michael Warren, Andrew IV, Patrick, and Matthew Foley; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Lamarr (Anita) and Donnie (Annette); sisters, Linda McCullough and Kay Dennis (Richard); sister-in-law, Linda Robertson; and son-in-law, Andrew Foley III.

The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with a celebration of life service following at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at the funeral home. Please see for live-streaming. The CDC highly recommends masks for inside gatherings. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Amedisys Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkview Church of God, 1116 Briarfield Road, Newport News, VA 23605 ( or the American Heart Association (

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

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