Veda J. Staggs Nevin was born on August 4, 1932 to Walter and Veda Staggs of Spartanburg, South Carolina. She attended Winthrop University before working as a secretary at the Savannah River Plant in Aiken, SC where she met her husband, Lewis Nevin. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Colorado and started their family. Lewis’s work took them all over the country and they lived in Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Louisiana. Veda was a devout and spiritual person and dedicated her life to the service of her family. Some of her happiest moments were when she was involved with Adano Ley’s All Faith Fellowship and her fellow spiritual seekers.
After their divorce she took care of Lewis during his final days. Following his death she lived in San Antonio, TX, and High Point, NC before moving to Dallas. Veda was devoted to her four daughters, Paula Nevin of Addison, TX; Donna (Eric) Lazzari of Durham, NC; Victoria (Tom) Locke of Plano, TX; and Rosalind (Jeff) Tyburski of Siler City, NC. She encouraged her daughters to obtain an education and pursue successful careers. She did everything she could to support their life decisions and helped with the grandchildren.
Veda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lewis, and sisters Angell Robinson and Marceda McGinn. She is survived by her daughters, sons in law, and her grandchildren including Neal (Sandy) Humphrey of Washington, DC; Olivia (Grady) Jarman of Wilmington, NC; Augustus (Bryn) Locke of San Antonio, TX; Claire (Dustin) Fitzgerald of Wilmington, NC; Morgana (Laurent) Bourggraff of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Adrienne Barbknecht of Plano, TX; Andie Lambeth of Asheville, NC; and Zoe Lambeth of Greensboro, NC. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She will be sorely missed by her daughters and their families.
The family would like to thank her physicians and health care professionals who demonstrated kindness and caring, as well as the staff at the Wellington Assisted Living in Richardson, especially Roxanne. The family would also like to thank the medical staff at the Methodist Hospital in Richardson and the Pleasant Valley Rehabilitation Facility in Garland for their kindness, compassion, and caring in her final days. The family will hold a private service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Parkinson’s Foundation.
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