Bernice “Bee” Bank Correll Bateman

by | Apr 19, 2019 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH—Bernice “Bee” Banks Correll Bateman, 96, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at a nursing home in Virginia Beach.

Bee was born on June 30, 1922 to Sol Harry and Jennie Polan Banks. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Ernest Correll, and second husband, Claude Bateman, Jr.; brothers Polan Banks and Samuel Banks; sisters Eteline Banks, Gladys Davidson, and Beverly Revier.

She is survived by a daughter, Rochelle Latimer, and sons Robert Correll (Karie) and John Correll (Amy); eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Bee led a full life and began a career after her children were grown working as a resident manager for S. L. Nusbaum Realty Company in Norfolk where she managed Hague Towers, Hague Park, and Lafayette Towers. She had a great sense of humor and many, many friends. In the past, she attended Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk and Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach and was involved with B’nai Brith.

A private graveside service was held at Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. Condolences may be provided on-line at