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Portsmouth - Signe Erlandsen Stainback, 66, peacefully passed away in her sleep on May 11, 2013.
Signe was born in Freeport, NY on July 26, 1946. She graduated from Freeport High School and attended Old Dominion University.
In addition to being a wonderful mom, Signe worked as an entrepreneur, successfully operated a Jackson Hewitt franchise as well as a furniture shop. She enjoyed bowling, gardening and her grandchildren.
Signe is survived by her daughter, Deborah Meadows (John) of Dacula, GA, son, Jon Tucker (Sarah) of Smithfield and seven grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Alice Granberry and Helen "Dixie" Oliver in Georgia.
Signe is preceded in death by her husband Robert Stainback; brother, Frank Erlandsen, and her parents, John and Aslaug Erlandsen.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Sturtevant Funeral Home, 2501 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23701 from 7 to 8:30pm.
Flowers in her memory can be delivered to the funeral home.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 20, 2013