Nancy Pettway Cardman

October 20, 1932August 5, 2021
Obituary of Nancy Pettway Cardman


Nelsen Williamsburg

Nancy Pettway Cardman, 88, daughter of Raymond M. and Quitsna W. Pettway, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, her older sister, Ann Beisgen, and her older brothers, Raymond M. Jr. and William M. She had been a resident of Williamsburg for the past 44 years. Nancy was raised in Norfolk, VA where she met and married her husband, Eugene J. Cardman, with whom she spent 60 years by his side until his death in 2012. Nancy was employed nearly her whole life by the US Government, working as a PBX (telephone) Operator in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Williamsburg, retiring in 1994. She went back to the very same job working for Verizon and finally left at the age of 80. She always said “she enjoyed her job so much it never seemed like work”. While working she helped her husband to raise three boys, William “Whit”, Matthew “Matt”, and Wesley “Wes”. She is survived by her oldest son, William and his wife Cathy; her middle son, Matthew and his wife Jennifer; and her youngest son, Wesley. Nancy is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Visitation with family will be from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, with a short service at 5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to your nearest animal humane society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cardman family.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021


Saturday, August 21, 2021