Nellie Ansell Twiford

February 17, 1942 - February 2, 2015

02/17/1942 - 02/02/2015

Nellie A. Twiford

Virginia Beach – Nellie Ansell Twiford, 72, passed away February 2, 2015. Nellie was born in Knotts Island, NC to the late Fred and Letha Grimstead Ansell. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed playing the slots, auto racing, playing softball, shooting pool and above all, spending time with and caring for her family and friends. She never met a stranger.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 57 years, Stanley Lee Twiford; children, Patty Twiford Halstead, Stanley Wayne Twiford and Stacey Ronald Twiford, all of Moyock; siblings, Patricia Ansell Sauer of Knotts Island and Donald Ray Ansell of IN; grandchildren, Robert Wayne Twiford and Keri Halstead Williams and her husband Marty; great grandchildren, Weston Otto Williams, Waylon Owen Williams and Madison Leigh Twiford and her mother Aimee Carr; beloved dogs, Betsy and Katy; and many life long friends.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake on Friday from 2:00 pm until 3:00pm, immediately followed by a funeral service. Family and friends are invited back to the residence following the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Debbie Palmer Warren
8 years ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. I thought a lot of Nellie and have a lot of memories of times with all of the family together. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time.

Shirley Chappelle Wood
8 years ago

I have known Nellie all my life and when I remember her it is all good memories. She will be missed by many. My condolences to the Twiford family.

patsy sauer
8 years ago

I love you and will always miss you. You were more than my sister you were my best friend. The family is in my prayers.

Donald Ansell and Barbara
8 years ago

I will always miss my sister and the family is in our prayers.

Michelle McDonald
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your lose. Wish I could be there. She was a wonderful strong woman. She will be greatly missed.

Alicia Malbone Nelson
8 years ago

Love you sweetie,Your with Alot of people that love you soo, and you will be missed by all of us here. I love you .

Romunza Winchester and Lance Boyd
8 years ago

My prayers are with the family and i will always miss my aunt.

Abbie Witt
8 years ago

Nellie was a “one of a kind” lady that I was blessed to meet. May God fill the emptiness in each of your hearts w/an abundance of memories & seal it w/His comfort & love.

linda and thomas sawyer
8 years ago

our prayers are with the family,she will be missed.

Steven Arnold
8 years ago

Rest in peace a great friend

Donna hartmanstorfer
8 years ago

So sorry for your lose Nellie will sure be missed .rest for now sweet lady till we meet again . I will miss your sweet smile lv you Donna girl

8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Patty MalboneS
8 years ago

So sorry for your lost.She will be missed.prayers are with the family.Sending a big wrap around y’all.

Jeri mclaughlin
8 years ago

So sorry Stanley for the loss of Nellie. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Joey Murphy and Mother Lillie Murphy
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about Nellie’s passing it just a short time when we last saw all of you. My God be with you during this time.

Roger and Jeanette Pallett
8 years ago

We are so sorry ……… She will be missed………. We had some good times……… with Nellie ……..

Lisa & Steve Olmstead
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your families loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless Lisa,Steve & family.

Kim & Tony
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss of a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tony Graham & Kim Utley

Evelyn Holloway
8 years ago

You have been a true friend for many years I first meet you playing softball on the Pungo team and than we got together on weekends as Preston was from Back Bay and new everyone you sure will be missed, your friends Evelyn & Preston Holloway