Elizabeth D. Pleasants

December 26, 1920March 14, 2019

PLEASANTS, Elizabeth D., 98, of Highland Springs, Va., joined her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She is survived by her three daughters, Janice P. Felts of Mechanicsville, Judith P. Kirkpatrick (James) of Sandston and Bonnie P. Friedman (Eric) of Mechanicsville; sister, Emma Rose of Quinton; five Grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Curtis P. Pleasants; brothers James Davis and Robert Davis and sister Dorothy D. Cordle. Elizabeth was a homemaker and like a mother to all. She attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Springs. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, traveling, canning and freezing and talking about the old days. She loved cats, especially her cat Stretch. The family would like to thank her caregivers, Liz White, Valerie Dalton and Amy Howard for their loving support and tender care. Visitation will be at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, on Monday, March 18 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10 am, Tuesday, March 19. Interment will be at Washington Memorial Cemetery in Sandston. Contributions can be made to Richmond SPCA, Prevent a Litter or to the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads.


  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Raymond and Beverly Elbourn

March 18, 2019

We are so Blessed! To have known your Mother. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed by so many.


Raymond and Beverly Elbourn

Kenny Cordle

March 16, 2019

Nanny, although not our true grandmother, was the only grandmother we knew on our mother's side of the family. She was our mom's oldest sister and took care of her during her teenage years. Janice, Judy, and Bonnie were more like sisters to our mom than nieces. Nanny, we all loved you and Uncle Curtis and will miss you dearly. Nanny is now celebrating with Uncle Curtis, Uncle Jimmy, Uncle Buster, and Mom today and they are all watching over us.

Darlene Ragsdale

March 15, 2019

Nanny has always been a very special person to me. She was always kind and sweet every time we were together. My son married into her family and we were together for many occassions and events and holidays. She and Uncle Curtis were always a source of love and laughter. Nanny always made me feel at home and comfortable. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her world. I know she loved them greatly and treasured each of them. Her family was large when her sisters, nieces, nephews and their children were included and I saw how much she enjoyed each of them. When Uncle Curtis passed, I understood how hard it was for her since he was the love of her life. It was seldom that they weren't together at family get togethers. I will deeply miss her and her lovely kind and caring ways. To her family I can only say that heaven has received another beautiful angel to watch over you. God Bless each of you in her family. I pray that memories of her will give you comfort in the days ahead.