Nola Mae Stephenson Moran, 81, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Envoy Nursing Home, where she resided since March of 2008. Prior to moving to Envoy, she resided at 86 North Central Avenue, Craigsville, Virginia.
She was born December 18, 1930 in Augusta County, the daughter of John William and Ethel Mabel (Wade) Stephenson. Ms. Moran was employed at Genesco for numerous years and left to become a correctional officer at Augusta Correctional Center in 1986, where she retired in 1996. She was known for her seamstress skills and she loved to cook for family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Moran of Craigsville; a sister, Fontaine “Bonnie” Stone of Craigsville; a brother, Dennis W. Stephenson of Stuarts Draft; a grandson, Kevin Benson, whom she called “Newt”, and whom she loved dearly; a great grandson, Nathan, whom she called “Little Newt”; a special cousin, Dolly Garland of Staunton, Virginia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Norris Wade, Donnie H., Fred A. and John Franklin Stephenson.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Craigsville Presbyterian Church with Reverend Olivia Haney officiating. Burial will follow at Craigsville Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Benson, Fred Benson, Jerry Fridley, R.C. Iddings, Wayne Martin and Darryl Stone. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and employees of Augusta Correctional Center.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Craigsville Funeral Home. Memorial honors will be provided by the Augusta Correctional Center Honor Guard.
The family extends special thanks to Dr. John Marsh, Southern Care Hospice, Chaplain Dennis Taylor, and all the staff at Envoy Nursing Home, especially, Grace, Donna, Carrie and anyone else who gave Ms. Moran excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, make memorial contributions to the Craigsville Fire Department, P.O. Box 37, Craigsville, Virginia 24430; Craigsville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 178, Craigsville, Virginia 24430; or the Craigsville Area Food Pantry, c/o Justine Tillman, P.O. Box 400, Craigsville, Virginia 24430.
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