Nellie Harris Sheffield

Nellie Harris Sheffield

Waverly, VA
01.28.1932 - 01.05.2019

Nellie Harris Sheffield passed away peacefully Saturday, January 5, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Born January 28, 1932, she was a daughter of the late George and Marie Stringfield Harris. Nellie was a loving and kind woman who opened her home to many kids and loved them as if they were her own. She was one of the best ladies in the whole world and there is nothing she would not have done for anyone. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, James Littleton Sheffield.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, James Littleton Sheffield, Jr. (Robin), and Gary Wayne Sheffield; grandchildren, Amy Stanley (Jeff), Shasta Truett (Isaac), and Joshua Sheffield (Megan); great-grandchildren, Greydon Stanley, Brigand Stanley, Wesley Truett, Benjamin Truett, and Nicholas Truett; her twin sister, Betty Langston; brother, Shirley Harris (Ruby), and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Waverly Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Charles Willman, II officiating. Burial will follow at Waverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Waverly Congregational Christian Church, P.O. Box 636, Waverly, VA 23890, or the Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2924 Brook rd., Richmond, VA 23220. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at

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Waverly Congregational Christian Church
123 Coppahaunk Avenue
Waverly, VA 23890
United States


Aunt Nellie has always been near and dear to my heart. I could not have ask for a better person to call Aunt. As a child, I'd spend the night to go hunting with Uncle Jamie and she would ensure I had lots to eat and drink.

Aunt Nellie will be missed. We will always have her and Uncle Jamie in our hearts.

Steve Jones

This lady was my heart. Being my mom's twin sister, she was my mom and I was her daughter. She was always there for me no matter what it was and loved me unconditionally. I loved spending Friday nights with her and we would eat Chocolate Kisses, drink Pepsi and watch the Rockford Files.....loved taking her Christmas shopping every year. 2018 was the first Christmas that we did not get to go shopping. LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS. Your Daughter, Gloria Carroll Jones


Dear Sheffield Family,
I am writing to express my condolences. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the JOY of having our Heavenly Father return your dear one to you. The Bible offers words of consolation at 2Corinthians 1:3, 4 were it says in part “that the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, comforts us in all our trials.” May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and reunite her will her loved ones again.

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I’m so very sorry to hear about Nellie’s passing on to prayers and thoughts are definitely with each of you..The wonderful memories you have stored up in your hearts will hopefully sustain you for some time now ..God bless you all ..

Shirley Bryant

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