Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI


Daphne Nelson Piper

September 30, 1920July 21, 2020

Daphne Nelson Piper was born on September 30, 1920 and passed away peacefully on July 21, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Piper for 64 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert M. Nelson and Daphne Brown and her siblings, Dorothy Richmond and Barbara Coffin. Daphne is survived by her daughter, Sara Piper and her granddaughter, Emily (John) White. She will be remembered for being strong in her opinions and most of all, her generosity and loving personality. She was a graduate of Miss Porters School in Farmington, CT. She grew up in New York City and later moved to Florida in the 50’s. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed frequently traveling and flying. She will be missed by many.


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Lisa Hassell

August 2, 2020

Daphne and her Husband raised a kind, geniune, caring daughter. Its a blessing to have Sara as a friend ❤

Kim Wilkins

July 23, 2020

Mrs. Piper will be remembered as an intelligent, proper lady with a quick wit and admirable memory. Because she lived in Florida, I did not see her frequently in the first few years of my friendship with Sara, but she always remembered my family, my boys and my parents. When I would see her, I felt like I knew her forever. She was kind and generous to all. She will be sorely missed. I am thankful for the long life that God has blessed her with and I know this 100th birthday will be a beautiful celebration with her Savior, her husband and all of her loved ones in heaven. Rest peacefully, Daphne, until we meet again. Love, Kim and Keith


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