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Delois Nelson Vaughan

March 10, 2021

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March 21, 2021

Posted by:
Lyn & Bernard Taylor, Jr.

Posted on:
March 23, 2021

To the entire family, May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Lyn & Bernard

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LaDonna Freeman

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March 22, 2021

It’s so easy to share heartfelt thoughts about a phenomenal woman, Delois Vaughan. Although we started as co-workers we developed a tremendous friendship that I truly treasure. Vaughan always shared her teaching expertise, wisdom, grace, compassion, resources and humor. She sometimes displayed a tough exterior yet her heart was as soft and gentle as cream puff. She is a loyal friend and I miss her dearly yet there’s comfort in knowing that she is amongst the angels and ‘Dancing With Her Father.’

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Phyllis Winston Holloway

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March 21, 2021

Dear Classmate Geneva Nelson , Thanking GOD for your Beloved Sister Delois Nelson Vaughan’s life, and thinking of you with my Deepest Sympathy during this time. And, Praying GOD’S Blessing of Comfort Your Classmate of ’67 with Love, Ms. Phyllis Winston Holloway ??

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Jackita Britt & Ahmad

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March 21, 2021

Our hearts are broken to hear the passing of Mrs. Vaughan. She was a great compassionate educator, teacher, mother, grandmother, RPS colleague, & cook( those pies). As my son’s K teacher @ Bellevue, I credit her, for him being the awesome reader& 6th grade scholar he is. As she loved/encouraged all kids to be/do their best, she absolutely adored her family including her son James Jr. & grandson James III. We don’t have to wonder where Mrs. V is now, for heaven has gained a TRUE Angel! She will be greatly missed. Prayers of comfort, healing, & continued blessings for the family & all of us who were touched by the love & true spirit of Mrs. Delois Vaughan.???? Rest in Paradise Mama Vaughan

Posted by:
Jackita Britt & Ahmad

Posted on:
March 21, 2021

Our hearts are broken to hear the passing of Mrs. Vaughan. She was a great compassionate educator, teacher, mother, grandmother, RPS colleague, & cook( those pies). As my son’s K teacher @ Bellevue, I credit her, for him being the awesome reader& 6th grade scholar he is. As she loved/encouraged all kids to be/do their best, she absolutely adored her family including her son James Jr. & grandson James III. We don’t have to wonder where Mrs. V is now, for heaven has gained a TRUE Angel! She will be greatly missed. Prayers of comfort, healing, & continued blessings for the family & all of us who were touched by the love & true spirit of Mrs. Delois Vaughan.???? Rest in Paradise Mama Vaughan

Posted by:
Margaret Gaines Robinson

Posted on:
March 21, 2021

To the Family of Delores Joann Nelson Vaughn-My sincerest condolences!! God chose yet another Angel to adorn his throne. Peace and Grace be with you.

Posted by:
Patricia Smith

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March 21, 2021

Dear family I am so sorry to hear of Joann’s passing. I am praying for your comfort at this time. God Is Able.

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Reggie & Joyce Bassette

Posted on:
March 21, 2021

Vaughan, as we always called her was a cherished family friend. We will always remember her as a fine educator who loved teaching children. James her son and James her grandson were the love of her heart. She treated our children Reginald II and Joycelyn as if they were her own! Vaughan family stay strong and know that she would expect nothing less. James we are here for you, please do not hesitate to call!

Posted by:
Doris Parker

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March 21, 2021

Praying for strength for you and the family.

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Julian & Janet Shelton

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March 20, 2021

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family. “Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal”. God bless. Julian and Janet

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Juanita Board

Posted on:
March 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. Joanne and I were childhood friends and cousins and I was lucky enough to talk with her recently in the past months after years apart. Jo I remember our childhood antics and they still bring a smile. You were clever, smart, mischievous and always fun to be around. I couldn’t have had a better playmate. I will miss you. Nene

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Yolanda Tennessee

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March 19, 2021

Mrs. Delois was an awesome woman and her loved for her son and grandson was very evident. I remember sending her at Bellevue and all the kids were so happy whenever they would see her. She definitely was an inspiration to those around her and so lovable and supportive. James, I send condolences to you and your family during this loss. The loss of a mother is not easy, but with time it will get better. Please know that the Tennessee Family is here for you is there is anything that you should ever need. I love you my brother!

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Lyndell Grafton

Posted on:
March 19, 2021

I was lucky enough to have met Mrs. Vaughan at Bellevue Elementary School. She was a bright spirit with an engaging laugh and a welcoming smile. Her love and concern for her children was apparent as she stood up as an advocate for them at all times. She loved and was beloved.

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Roslyn de Cordova

Posted on:
March 18, 2021

My most sincere condolences and prayers to the family. God’s many Blessings.

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Audrey Shannont

Posted on:
March 18, 2021

The family has my deepest sympathy. I had been her co-worker at Woodville Elementary School. I attended VSU with her sister, Geneva. May God bless each of you.

Posted by:
Eric Boisseau

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March 18, 2021

Mrs. Vaughan taught me at Woodville Elementary, To this day she is still the greatest teacher that I had. You will be truly miss.

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Daphne Taylor

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March 18, 2021

I’ve work with ms Vaughan as her teacher aide .i learned so much from her .my granddaughter Anaya has be come the young lady of smart s an wisdom.all because of the love miss Vaughan gave her she work hard in everything she do .on her way to college. Thank u ms Vaughan for all the love and talk u have gave me an anaya. I’m going to miss u so much ????HEAVEN just Got A True Angel.

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Nicole Holmes

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March 17, 2021

Mrs. Vaughan and my mother work together many years at Woodville elementary School and had just talked to each other two weeks ago for about 2 hours she will be truly missed.

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Nicole Holmes

Posted on:
March 17, 2021

Mrs. Vaughan and my mother work together many years at Woodville elementary School and had just talked to each other two weeks ago for about 2 hours she will be truly missed.

Posted by:
Corless A. Brown

Posted on:
March 15, 2021

Mrs. Vaughan,you truly were a special lady. I was a blessed and better person to have known you. You had a heart of gold.Blessings and peace for your son James, grandson LJ, your mother and your entire Family. God Bless.

Posted by:
Jessica Johnson

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March 14, 2021

To Aunt Catherine, James, and family, It was a shock hearing that cousin JoAnn is no longer with us physically, but I’m glad to know that she is at peace and can rest knowing the impact she has made on her family and community is immeasurable. I think the last time I saw her was when I started college at Norfolk State, and I remember her saying how proud she was of me; nevertheless, you all are in my prayers. I love you.

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Mrs. LaMone D. Lewis

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March 14, 2021

To the family, My condolences and keep your eyes on Him. She was a wonderful kind lady who always asked me what I needed. To Vaughan, is what I called you because of our profession. You always made me laugh. With your fast talking and walking, I had to try to keep up. Your face would light up a room with your smile while at G. W. Carver ES. As I traveled up and down Laburnum Ave, I always looked to see if I would see you outside, but never did because I didn’t want to disturb you. All I had to do was stop. Love to you!

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Sylvia Haliburton

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March 13, 2021

My heart is broken at the loss of my dearest friend and sister. Delois has been a very important part of my life since I met her around 1992 at Woodville Elementary School where we worked together for fifteen years. She later joined me in 2009 at Bellevue Elementary school where we worked together for an additional eight years until I retired in 2017, During our years at Bellevue I began and ended every school day spending private time with her in her classroom or in the school garden which was outside near her classroom door. We shared many joys and sorrows during those years. I was with her when she learned of the loss of her sister, Shelia. I was with her during the loss of her father, Joe Nelson, whom she adored greatly. She was with me when I lost my daughter encouraging and supporting me every step of the way. We shared celebrations of her son and grandson during their triumphs and she, likewise, shared celebrations of my son and granddaughters. We prayed together for God’s continued blessings on her precious mother. I thank God for blessing me with a friend as faithful as Delois Nelson Vaughan who has stood with me through the good times and the hard times. I pray that God will continue to strengthen all of us as we mourn her loss remembering her beautiful smile and her warm and generous heart. I will love her forever.

Posted by:
Diane W. Wimbish

Posted on:
March 13, 2021

This suddens me. Delois was a dear friend of mine for 50+ years. We kept in touch with each other for all these years. She was the kindest and caring person you could ever meet. She will be sorely missed. Continued Prayers and Heartfelt Sympathy to the Nelson an Vaughan family. Rest In Heavenly Peace Delois. Diane W. Wimbish

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Alberta Person

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March 12, 2021

Ms. Vaughan, Words cannot express my feelings at this time. You have always been a one-of-a-kind, lively spirited, and caring teacher! Most importantly, we developed an enduring friendship that began when you joined our school staff in 1991 and has lasted throughout our time spent together as co-workers at wonderful Woodville Elementary School–continuing through the time of my retirement, your recent retirement, and time since. I will always treasure memories of our work together, along with the other members of our stellar school team, and our love for the children and parents that we served. A lot of my fond memories are attributed to YOU and what you brought to the group. These memories I will always carry in my heart as I think of you! Rest well, good friend. Our lost is Heaven’s gain! -Alberta Person, Former Principal and FRIEND

Posted by:
michael goins

Posted on:
March 12, 2021

to Mrs Vaughan the perfect teacher a friend co worker who always had a smile on her face a great excellent cook the best sweet potato pie i ever eat she was fun loving person may god blessed james and lj and the family i going to miss her presence anything you need or i can do at this time i am here for the family Michael goins

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Dee Dee

Posted on:
March 12, 2021

My dearest cousin Joanne, my heart aches! I will miss your humor, your authenticity, your wisdom . Rest well cousin! Family , I pray for strength and comfort doing this time

Posted by:
Reid and Marion Mickens

Posted on:
March 11, 2021

Our deepest condolences and fervent prayer to the Vaughan and Nelson families, it’s so hard to barethe thought of Joanne ‘s passing. May God Bless and strengthen you through this time of bereavement. If there’s Anything we can do don’t hesitate to let us know

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