Cornelia “Nell” Avery Stone, 88, of Spotsylvania County passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at her home.
Mrs. Stone was the daughter of the late Frank B. and Vinola Hudson Avery. She was a graduate of Mary Washington College with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Mrs. Stone taught school prior to her marriage. After her marriage to John Stone, they traveled the world with the U. S. Navy, raising their family in various posts including Puerto Rico, Japan and Hawaii. She made every port their home.
Mrs. Stone was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Family and Community Educators, Daughters of the American Revolution and Kenmore Stitchery Club.
Mrs. Stone was a homemaker and a seamstress. She enjoyed knitting, needlework, refinishing furniture and working in her vegetable and flower gardens. Her family was always a priority. She welcomed every one of her extended family into her home with her bright smile, love and affection.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, John W. Stone, retired Navy Master Chief; children William Stone (Deborah), John Stone Jr., (Lynn), Brian Stone (Kathleen) and Alice Stone-Brooks (Lynn); seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Lydia Avery Stevick; brother Frank Avery Jr. (Tinkie); and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 9 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 10 at Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
Thursday November 9th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
4801 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Oak Hill Cemetery
Friday November 10th, 2017
1902 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Submitted by Joan Ball on Nov 14 2017 12:56:48 PM
Brian- Alice and Family Deepest Sympathy for your Loss. May you find comfort in your memories. luv,Teresa
Submitted by Teresa Carr on Nov 10 2017 11:52:41 PM
So sorry to hear this news! My prayers are with you all Lydia!
Submitted by Judy Purinton on Nov 10 2017 11:32:36 AM
Dear Lydia, Alice, Nolie, Matt & family— So sorry to hear of Nell’s passing. It is so difficult to go through—I remember when Mama passed in 2009 from complications of dementia, I felt like we had lost her twice. Please know that you all are in our thoughts & prayers.
Hugs to all — Jasmine
Submitted by Jasmine J Larimer on Nov 9 2017 09:43:20 PM
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Alice, Abby, and family, you have our sincere condolences in the loss of your mother and grandmother. We pray God's comfort and peace upon you. Monica & Jarvis Bailey
Submitted by Monica & Jarvis Bailey on Nov 9 2017 01:57:58 PM
Remembered as a lovely, tall, blond beauty with a contagious smile among the Spotsy , MWC, and Avery girls, we share our sincere condolences. Lenny & Betsy Surles
Submitted by Betsy Dickinson Surles on Nov 9 2017 09:43:50 AM
Alice and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your beloved mother. Though I never met her, her children were a shining example of her love. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts through these days.
Submitted by Karen Carlson on Nov 8 2017 09:20:17 AM
Lydia and family...I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Beckie Resio on Nov 8 2017 08:53:45 AM
So sorry to hear of the loss of Nell. I knew her through Family Community Educators and she was the sweetest lady . John and family I will keep you in my prayers as you go through without her and her sweet smile.
Submitted by Beth Jimenez on Nov 8 2017 08:12:26 AM
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