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Nita B. Wood


Sunrise: October 13, 1961

Sunset: September 3, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Nita Elaine Burno Wood announces her passing on September 3, 2019. Nita, a.k.a. Bug, will be lovingly remembered by her children, Claudius, Ernest, DeMarcus and Keva.Nita will also be forever remembered by her grandchildren, Malachiyah, Allen, Ernest and Toshiba, by her sisters Patricia B. Raynor (Ralph), Nellie Doane (John), Della M. Burno, Franscine Smith (King), Freda Miller (Samuel), and Jamie Milner; by her brothers Burgess Wiggins, Edward Wallace (Carol), James E. Burno (Janice); and by a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and six Godchildren. She also leaves behind her longtime Best Friend Veronica Smiley, a special niece Patty Finnell and a host of extended family members, dear friends, valued colleagues and loved students.

Nita was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Wood, Jr., mother Della Mae Burno, father James Elijah Burno, Sr., sisters Barbara J. Porter (Johnny), Savannah L. Burno and Paulthine Gilliam and brothers John Wiggins, Willie Wiggins and Mark Burno.

Viewing Monday, September 9, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:00am New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church 1765 S. Military Highway Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Nae says

    One of the most beautiful people you could ever meet Rest In Peace🙏My friend.My condolences to the family

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    Karen PHD Hair Design says

    It saddens me to hear of Ms Wood passing.. We had just talked on last Thursday about taking a vacation.. I loved her spirit. She was such a beautiful person to know..Rest in Heaven Ms Wood!!!

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      Monica Briscoe says

      It brings me great sadness to know that my beautiful Aunt Bug has passed on. She had a beautiful heart. She nursed my mother during her illness. You will be missed. Until we meet again…Your Niece, Monica

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    Callie says

    Mrs. Wood was an amazing teacher and she will not be forgotten by those at TCC!

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    Angela says

    One of the sweetest lady I know has gained her wings. Rest in Heaven Nita. I remember riding with to take Ernest to Richmond for his appt.and we would sing all the the old school songs while we were in Cruise Control. I’m gonna truly miss you my Friend

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    Mr. Spencer says

    She was a wonderful teacher, I learned a lot from her teaching and understanding. I will always treasure it and to teach my children. Rest in Glory.

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    Kevin Holmes says

    Peace and Love to the Family. Aunt Nita was a loving person, and her smile and spirit will be truly missed.

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    Alicia Kirksey says

    My condolences to the Wood Family. Nita was not only my co-worker at TCC, but my mentor. She was there for my family after my grandmother passed away. I will miss you Dr. Bug.

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    Latricia Brown says

    Professor Nita Wood will be truly missed. She made everyone feel welcomed and loved in her classroom and at home. I learned so much from her, as my professor at TIdewater Community College, mentor, and friend. I will always cherish the times and laughs we shared. My condolences to her children and family. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

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    Iyonna Robbins says

    My Prayers and condolences. She was my English Professor this semester at TCC, and the time that I known her she was a very beautiful person and she will be missed.

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    Phyllis Stith says

    Still having trouble with this one girl…

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