Margaret Ellis Faulconer Nelms

Margaret Ellis Faulconer Nelms
Virginia - Margaret "Peggy" Ellis Faulconer Nelms, 83, of Newport News, Virginia, died July 10, 2013.
Peggy was born July 20, 1929 to Ray D. and Margaret Young Faulconer. She grew up in Orange, Virginia, where she was a member of Rhoadesville Baptist Church. Peggy was a 1947 graduate of Stuart Hall in Staunton, VA and received her Teacher's Certificate from William and Mary in 1952. After moving to Newport News, she was a member of the Junior League of Hampton Roads and the Huntington Garden Club. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Simon W. Nelms, daughter Ann Cary and husband RADM(Ret) Nevin P. Carr, Jr, son James W. Nelms and wife Marissa, grandchildren Nevin P. Carr, III and wife Maddie, James Nelms Carr, Adam Judson Carr, Elizabeth Cary Carr Kurtz and husband Matthew, Nicholas James Nelms, Russell Whitaker Nelms, and Margaret Rose Nelms.
She is also survived by her brothers R. Donald Faulconer and wife Pat, John Young Faulconer and wife Dana, sister-in-law Janet Wood Faulconer, brother-in-law James Monroe Nash, and many nieces and nephews.
Everyone who met Peggy loved her, and Peggy loved everyone she met.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tues., July 16 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Wed. at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Newport News. A reception will follow at the James River Country Club. Memorial donations may be made to Huntington's Disease Society of America at 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018, or the .

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Peninsula Funeral Home
11144 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 595-4424

Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 14, 2013