- February 10, 2013
- Newport News, Virginia
of Kathleen's Passing
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“To the precious family of my dear friend Kaki; you have allowed the world to be a much better place by the examples that you afforded Kaki to be the...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Becky Jackson - Alexandria, VA
“Dear Drew & family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult times. Kaki was our angel, she did so much for us when nobody else cares,...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: Millie Lopez, Hector & Brian Batista
“Roy,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.Dee Vogtsberger
3 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Roy I knew Kaki from our neighborhood where we grew up.She was a great sister to her brothers.I remember her fondly as a loving sister who so...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Dear Roy, I did not know Kaki, but after reading the obituary, I wish that I had. She must have been a truly remarkable woman who touched many lives...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
6 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Thinking of you all in this difficult time. I will always remember Kaki as a thoughtful, kind, generous and happy person. You are in my prayers.
7 of 39 | Posted by: Beth Toney
“Dear Roy, Drew & Family, I don't even know where to begin to let you know how sorry I am... Kaki was such a beautiful person inside & out. My heart...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Lorna McFatter - Newport News, DC
“Roy,I just found out about Kaki,,,I am so sorry for you. I know life will be sad with out her! She always brought a ray of sunshine when she walked...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Roy, Drew and Family,
Our hearts are with you at this time of sadness. Kaki will be greatly missed in our culdesac! We did not see her often but I...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Ed & Gill McNicholas & family especially Alison - VA
“To my brother, to the Stallings family, and the many whose lives were touched by Kaki: my heart goes out to you all. Kaki was a beautiful person...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Nicole Vera - Lima, Peru
“Dear Tim and Judy, Our hearts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.Love, Joan and Tom
12 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“I am deeply saddened at the news of Kaki's passing. My deepest sympathy to her entire family for their loss.
13 of 39 | Posted by: Ellen Coffay (Greene) - rockville, MD
“'Kaki has always been one of my favorite people, from the time I met her as a young child, typically at Christmas time at the Buchheister home. She...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Ginger Hand - Beltrsville, MD
“Roy,So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
15 of 39 | Posted by: Jeff and Teresa Clemons
“To Matt,Our thoughts are with you and your family. Helen & Craig.
16 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. We love you all!
17 of 39 | Posted by: Bob and Sharon Herndon - Jackson, TN
“our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, roy. we also have kathleen's family in our prayers. it is so very difficult to have a child...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: susan and fred webb - covington, VA
“Dear Roy, so sorry to hear of your wife's untimely death. Know your WHS family has you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
19 of 39 | Posted by: Karrin Williams Frankie WHS '61 - VA
“Roy, Drew and Family - We were so sorry to hear of Kaki's passing and wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
20 of 39 | Posted by: Betsy Game - Newport News, VA
“Roy,My heart goes out to you and your family.Chris Vermaaten
21 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Sorry to hear about your loss.my heart goes out to you and your family.Chris Vermaaten
22 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Edye and I are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.Rick Johnson, WHS 1961
23 of 39 | Posted by: rick
“Roy, sorry to hear about your wife.Charlotte and I will hold you in our prayers.Charlotte and Bob Kniesche
24 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Roy I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your wife. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.Keep her memories close to...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Carol Duke Rippy ( WHS 61) - VA
“Roy - you are in my thoughts. I know that you are heartbroken. Let your God and your family help you get through this. Prayers and hugs!!!
26 of 39 | Posted by: Wanda Wilson - Virginia Beach, VA
“We are saddened to hear of Kaki's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
27 of 39 | Posted by: The Craig's - Chesapeake, VA
“Roy, Sorry to hear about your wife. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
28 of 39 | Posted by: Mary Faulker/Kurowski - VA
“Roy, I am so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Love of friends and family at this time is precious and will help you along with your faith...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“Dear Roy, Drew, Mary, Willet, David, Tim, John, Jamie, and Matt,I am only one of so many lives Kaki touched so deeply. There is now a new radiance in...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Kai Wheatley - Charleston, SC
31 of 39 | Posted by: Kai Wheatley - Charleston, SC
“Roy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.Ola Mae Woods Weatherford
32 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“To Roy and Family, Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Belinda Agricola - Chesapeake,, VA
“Roy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.
34 of 39 | Posted by: Beverly (Nicely WHS 61) Orndorff - VA
“Roy, So sorry for your loss...she must have been a wonderful woman.
35 of 39 | Posted by: Susan Ford Irons
“To Roy and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Rose Mary Kirsch Rakowski
36 of 39 | Posted by: Rose Mary K. Rakowski - VA
“Sorry to hear of the passing of such a kind soul. May she rest in the arms of Jesus peacefully. I will not be able to attend the services. Don...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: A friend
“To the Stallings family,We share in your grief of the passing of your beloved Kaki. May your memories and time together provide you strength and hold...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Teresa Godoy - Newport News, VA
“Today I'm still searching for words that come anywhere close to conveying the sense of loss and sadness I feel with the passing of my mom. Instead,...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: David Vera - Falls Church, VA
A beautiful soul left this Earth too soon on the morning of February 10, 2013, dimming a very special light in the lives of many. "It is not the length of life, but depth of life." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Kaki was born and raised in the loving, loud, and fun household of Willett and Mary Elmore in Alexandria, VA. Kaki was the second of five children and the only girl. The Elmore children enjoyed innocent mischief and built life-long friendships with other children in their neighborhood. Kaki attended T.C. Williams High School and subsequently earned an Associates Degree from Northern Virginia Community College. She soon discovered her true passion in nursing and built a thriving career at Inova Alexandria Hospital in the Labor and Delivery and Intensive Care Units.
Kaki loved the Northern Virginia area and had no desire to leave; but, then, she found something she loved more – her husband, Roy. She left the area to start her life with him. They moved to various places throughout Virginia, making great memories and building genuine relationships with each stop. They eventually settled in Newport News, VA.
Roy and Kaki shared a very special bond during 27 years of marriage. They enjoyed many travels together, including summers in the Outer Banks, trips to Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Key West, and cruises to exotic locations across the globe. And no marriage between a free-spirited liberal and a conservative banker would be complete without some lively discussions about political and social issues.
Kaki's focus shifted from the nursing profession to caring for her family members and loved ones. Kaki was a loving wife, proud mother, devoted daughter and family woman, guardian angel to some, and selfless life-long friend to many. She cherished spending time with her family and friends, and her love for her four children was immense. She was delighted to be "Gramma K" to all six of their grandchildren, including their newest grandson, Paxton, born only two weeks ago in Arlington, VA.
Kaki was a strong and vibrant woman whose compassion knew no bounds. She found joy in her life at all points and brought happiness to so many others. She will be sorely missed.
Kaki was predeceased by her dear nephew, Jacob Elmore. Kaki is survived by her loving husband, Roy D. Stallings, Jr., and their children David and Debbie Vera (Paxton), Andrew Stallings, Jen and Rob Herndon (Bryce, Tanner, and Peyton), and Chris and Kristen Stallings (Brynn and Kinsey). Kaki is also survived by her parents Willett and Mary Elmore, and siblings Tim and Judi Elmore (Beth and Cate), John and Helen Elmore (Justin and Bridgette), Jamie Elmore (Maggie, Ben, James, Jasmine, and Keisha), and Matt Elmore (Marius).
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home (1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302). A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church (310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kaki's memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/donate and the American Heart Association at https://donate.americanheart.org. You may sign the guest book or leave a condolence to the family at www.everlyfuneralhomes.com.