Cornelia Avery Stone



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.