Belinda Jacqueline Nash
1946 - 2016
Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home
601 North Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Belinda Jacqueline Nash

Virginia Beach - Mrs. Belinda Nash passed away on the morning of February 16, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Herbert Nash. This loving mother also leaves behind a son Donovan Lenaghan (wife Maggie, daughter Lauren), and daughters Kim Gregorio (husband Vince, daughter Cassidy), Danielle Sheets (husband Chris, daughter Kathlene), three stepsons, Doug, Scott and Mike Nash as well as their families. Belinda Nash, formerly Tomsett, is also survived by brothers Don and David and sisters Joyce and Ruth.

Belinda's achievements as a local author and historian led to the exoneration of Virginia's only convicted witch, Grace Sherwood, which left Belinda's mark on our local history. In addition to volunteer work, she also devoted a large part of her life caring for animals and preserving history in our community. Her family and friends will miss her warm smile and her generous nature. Her family would like to express the sorrow they feel of this loss and ask the public to keep them in their prayers and in lieu of flowers to donate to the Friends of the Ferry Plantation House, 4136 Cheswick Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Va.

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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Feb. 18, 2016.
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Old Donation Episcopal Church
4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA
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I am just learning of Belinda's passing, and am so very saddened! What a wonderful, delightful lady who offered so much to our community. One of my sons attended her Living History Summer Camp at Ferry Plantation House. We instantly knew what a special lady she was. My son was extremely shy, and she had him comfortable and thoroughly enjoying himself in no time at all. My whole family learned so much from his participating in that summer camp. We will never forget her, and her compassion for people and history preservation. She was quite a lady, and will always be thought of so fondly!
Kim Williamson
April 13, 2017
Belinda was a welcoming woman and I deeply admired her dedication to Ferry Plantation. She will be greatly missed.
Sabrina Ricketts
March 13, 2016
We met Belinda through paranormal investigations at The FErry House Plantation. She was a wonderfully warm and loving person. Gave every bit of herself to her calling. She will be greatly missed and always deeply love. Blessings, Lynne and Walt Keeler
Lynne Keeler
March 5, 2016
Belinda was the little sister every brother should have. She was a delight to have around as you never knew what to expect from her. We will always miss her and will be in our heart forever.
Dave & Jeannette Tomsett
March 3, 2016
So saddened to hear of her passing. She was such a wonderful historian, she had so much passion for history and for Ferry Plantation. Heartfelt condolences to her family.
Tammy Rosser
March 1, 2016
My sincere condolences to all the family for their loss. It was an especially beautiful service and it was very comforting to hear everyone's memories and stories about Belinda. I remember when she first got me involved with the Ferry Plantation House with helping Donovan build the brick mailbox. What started off as a couple of hours ended up being many, many years of dunkings, pumpkin flings, new friends, and all other sorts of things!
Jim Durkee
February 24, 2016
Belinda was the heart and soul of Ferry. She will be deeply missed and remain in our hearts forever. We are proud to have known her and have her as a member in our society. Our condolences to the family.

Virginia Historical Tea Scoiety
February 22, 2016
Belinda will be missed by many and we have great memories to treasure. We are praying for her family God Bless,
Laura, Glenn,
Heather, and
Rachel Scott
Laura Scott
February 21, 2016
I had the great pleasure of knowing Belinda Nash. She did so many great things, it's hard to pick one that hasn't been mentioned already. Her generosity towards everyone tops my list. Belinda was the first to introduce me to Figgy Pudding at one of her Charles Dickens Tea Party's at The Ferry Plantation House. I was fond of Belinda's many live re-enactments of The Trial of Grace Surewood, aka The Witch of Pungo, I could go on, as I'm sure all who knew her could. Belinda left her mark in history, and I'm proud to have known her.
Rob Williams & Family
February 20, 2016
So sorry to hear of the loss of such a lovely and giving person, who was so passionate about everything and everyone she loved. She will be missed by many.

Please accept our condolences, and may our prayers help comfort you.

The Virginia Tea Society
February 20, 2016
Deepest condolences to the family on the passing of Belinda Nash. She brought so much to us through her efforts at The Ferry Plantation and Grace Sherwood. She will be missed.
Greetings 2 U Socially
February 20, 2016
From a member of the Third Va, a member of the Bayside History Trail and a good friend, she is now at peace.
Richard Greathouse
February 19, 2016
A grand lady. She will be greatly missed.
Katri Twiford
February 19, 2016
herb so sorry for your loss Belinda was a wonderful lady prayers and thoughts are with you Cheryl old cleaner from indpendance square apts
February 19, 2016
So sorry to hear of your loss. Such a lovely and talented woman. She will be missed by many. Brenda Little
February 18, 2016
The most wonderful Aunt in the whole wide world. My condolences to Uncle Herb, wonderful cousins Donavan, Danielle and Kim and their families. She is finally pain free. Love to you all. Sorry we live so far apart.
Debra Bond
February 18, 2016
Belinda was a beautiful person, inside and out. She was so giving to everyone who crossed her path. It was a honor to have known and worked with her at Ferry.
She was so dedicated to the causes that she supported.
She was loved by everyone.
We will miss her in our lives.

David and Aurora Livingston
Aurora and David Livingston
February 18, 2016
Ms Belinda was loved by so many people, especially by my family and My Girl Scout Troop 855. R.I.P Ms. Belinda, we will always love you.
Lizette Benitez-Shoemaker
Troop Leader of Troop
Lizette Benitez~Shoemaker
February 18, 2016
Love you Belinda, will really miss our friendship. XO Paula
Paula Dent
February 18, 2016
So sorry to hear this news. The Chesapeake Social and Newcomer Club send our deepest sympathy to the family.
February 18, 2016
There are not enough words to express the great loss this will be to Belinda's Family, Friends, Community, Furry Friends, history and to her beloved Ferry Plantation House and Grace Sherwood. Her love, kindness, and generosity is incredible. We are truly blessed and honored to have known her. Our love and prayers go out to her Family and Friends, in love and prayers, Pennie Simmons and Billie Parker.
Pennie Simmons
February 18, 2016
We had the pleasure of meeting belinda on several tours of Ferry Plantation. My daughter Alexia attended two summer camps and also fell in love with the house and the people.Donovan and heart goes out to her family... May you rest in peace

Susan and Robert Niemi
susan niemi
February 18, 2016
This is a great loss. Mrs. Nash was a true enthusiast and advocate for our local history. The people who do the kind of work she did are few and far between. She will be sorley missed.
Charles Robison
February 18, 2016
You will be greatly missed!
Susan niemi
February 18, 2016
I had the pleasure to meet Belinda several times over the years. She once presented a program on Grace Sherwood at at DAR meeting I attended. She did so much to preserve and educate about local history. She will be greatly missed. My condolences blessings to her family.
Peggy Bryan
February 18, 2016
Belinda will be missed by so many.. near and far. I can't begin to express my sadness at her passing. The times we spent together are now wonderful memories. We shared a bond of love for our beautiful granddaughter Kathlene, and a mutual love of the same movies which led to many enjoyable "girl nights". I admired her so much... her spirit and her many talents and accomplishments. She was taken from us much too soon...My heartfelt condolences go out to her family. Belinda, may you rest in peace. You were and are much loved!
Paula Keith
February 18, 2016
Belinda opened her heart, and the Ferry Plantation House to my Girl Scout Troop (594, Bayshore) when they were so young. We were Belinda's very first troop, we practically lived at The Ferry Plantation House. She taught my girls so much over the years, gardening, cooking, history, girls are all now in college. We could never forget the part Belinda played in our lives, and will only smile when thinking of her, and imagining that remarkable voice.
Carole Stewart
February 18, 2016
We will miss her beautiful smile and her warm and funny stories about The Ferry Plantation .
February 18, 2016
Belinda was an amazing person and passionate about Ferry Plantation. We learned so much from her when she graciously allowed us to film an episode of our TV show, "The R.I.P. Files," at Ferry Plantation. "The Last Witch" was a tribute to Grace Sherwood and Belinda's tireless - and ultimately successful - work to officially exonerate her and correct the history books.
Patricia Marin
February 18, 2016
Belinda was the human incarnation of Ferry Plantation with her friendly, welcoming manner and her enthusiasm for sharing her deep knowledge of the home's occupants and long, intriguing local history and it's enduring relevance to the present. Her loving dedication in the research, writing, preservation and life of Ferry Plantation will endure, as well as her enthusiastic promotion to countless visitors will always be remembered.
James Britt
February 18, 2016
With deep sadness. Belinda was loved by many and will be missed greatly.
Barbara Hardee-Stephens
February 18, 2016
Belinda was a wonderful person.
I had known and worked together along with Aurora and Deon for years. We will all miss her and send our condolences to her family.
Gayle Chene
February 18, 2016
Thank you for easing my fear of the unknown.
February 18, 2016
Aurora Livingston
February 18, 2016
Belinda was a beautiful person, inside and out. She was so giving to everyone who crossed her path. It was a honor to have known and work with her at Ferry.
She was so dedicated to the causes that she supported.
She was loved by everyone.
We will miss her in our lives.

David and Aurora Livingston
David and Aurora Livingston
February 18, 2016
She will be remembered as a wonderful friend to all, human or not. I will miss her greatly but know she is at peace. God Bless Her Soul and comfort her grieving family and friends. I send my Love.
Deon Dallman
February 18, 2016
So sorry for your loss.. Belinda will be greatly missed by many..
Missy Williams
February 18, 2016
Belinda was such a beautiful woman. She will be greatly missed.
Christy Nash-Franks
February 18, 2016
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