Nelda East (East) Stant

September 25, 1929 ~ May 11, 2019 (age 89)


Nelda East Thornton Stant, 89, wife of the late Clifton Stant and a resident of Exmore, VA, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, VA.

Born September 25, 1929 in Northampton County, she was a daughter of the late Roy Thomas Ferguson and Beatrice Labbanon East Ferguson.  Nelda was a homemaker, member of Exmore Baptist Church, and greatly enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, putting puzzles together, gardening, and her fur babies.

Survivors include two daughters, Valerie Taylor (Wayne) of Hallwood, VA, and Sandra Ruiz of Parksley, VA; a sister, Margaret F. Bull (Martin) of Parksley; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by three children, Burton Keith Thornton, Brenda Denise Ward, and Patrick Wayne Thornton; and seven predeceased brothers and sisters, Beatrice L. Hann, Eleanor Belote, Emma Sue Thompson, Roy T. Ferguson, Jr., Virginia Lee Ferguson, and Elsie Hanson.

In accordance with Nelda’s wishes, a private family interment will be held at the Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery, in Marionville, VA.

Memorial donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA Chapter #614), P.O. Box 25534, Onley, VA  23418.

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Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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American Legion Service


Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA Chapter # 614)
P.O. Box 25534, Onley VA 23418

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