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Nancy R. Cleaver

Nancy R. Cleaver, 90, of Deltaville, formerly of Colonial Heights, passed away November 16. 2012.

Nancy was born September 6, 1922, the daughter of William W. and Ella Mae Roane in Newport News.  She graduated from Morrison High School and attended Farmville State Teacher’s College (Longwood University).  Nancy was active in several civic organizations, including Scouting, the Women’s Club in Colonial Heights, and volunteering for the Deltaville Library and Red Cross Bloodmobile.

A life-long Episcopalian, she was a founding member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Colonial Heights and later an active parishioner at Christ Church Parish, Christchurch. 

Nancy, with her ready smile, love of family and friends and a compassion for water, found in retirement from her work as school secretary for 22 years at North Elementary School in Colonial Heights, a sense of joy, contentment and peace at her home on the Chesapeake Bay. 

Nancy was predeceased by her first husband, Walter H. Fowler, and second husband, Charles M. Cleaver Jr. 

She is survived by her children Walter D. Fowler (Cynthia), and Beverly F. Canada (David); sister, Dorothy R. Seward (Eugene); stepsons Charles M. Cleaver III (deceased), and Eric Cleaver (Lou); grandchildren, Blythe Hogeboom (Patrick), William Fowler (Paula), Todd Fowler (Chris Carter), and Erin W. Banty (William); step-granddaughter; Erica Wilhide (John); step-grandsons, John Eric and Ralph Cleaver; seven great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, nephews and great-nephews. 

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church Parish (Episcopal), Route 33, Christchurch.  The interment service will be at Southlawn Cemetery, 1911 Birdsong Road, Petersburg, on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in loving memory of Nancy R. Cleaver to Deltaville Library, 35 Lovers Lane, Deltaville, VA 23043; Christ Church (Episcopal), Route 33, Saluda, VA 23149; or Hospice of Virginia Foundation, 1700 Bayberry Court, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23226.  Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

posted 11.19.2012

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