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Estella Saussy Nussbaum passed peacefully Wednesday April 22, 2020.
She was born in Savannah September 14, 1939 to Estella Peeples Saussy and William Hunter Saussy. She attended Pape School and graduated from Savannah Country Day then attended the University of Georgia and Armstrong College. On December 9, 1961, Stella married Walton Kempner Nussbaum, Jr and they had two children.
Stella loved all her family and her role as wife, mother and grandmother. She was involved with volunteer work with several organizations in Savannah. She enjoyed her church communities and played the guitar with music ministries. Stella had several hobbies but her favorites were painting with watercolors and gardening.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, William Hunter Saussy, Jr and Jack Peeples Saussy.
She is survived by her husband, Walton, of 58 years and their children, Jane Nussbaum Moore (James) Walton Kempner Nussbaum, III (Lysette), 5 grandchildren Kara Stanley Cannon (Flin), Sallie Stanley, Walton Nussbaum, IV (Becky), Matthew Nussbaum (Katie) and Mary Agnes Nussbaum. 4 Great grandchildren Kaden Hansen, Thomas Cannon, Jr., Calvin Nussbaum, Stella Cannon. Sister Jeanne Saussy Wright (Walter) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank the staff at Spanish Oaks Retreat for their wonderful care.
Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, a memorial service will be held at a later date where friends and family may gather to celebrate her life.
The family asks in lieu of flowers remembrances can be sent to St Thomas Episcopal Church 2 St Thomas Avenue Savannah GA 31406, St Joseph’s/Candler Foundation Heart and Lung Bldg. Suite 400 5356 Reynolds Street Savannah 31405 or Spanish Oaks Retreat Foundation 8510 Whitefield Avenue Savannah 31406.
We were so sorrow to hear the news this morning, Uncle Walt. Aunt Stella was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed. Love to you, Jane, Kemp and all the grandkids.
- Courtney Berinato, SAVANNAH, GA
My Deepest Sympathy Walt to you and family. Prayers for you.
- Don Mongin, Clarkesville, Ga
Walt I am sorry to learn that Stella has passed away. I always think of you all as a wonderful part of Bluffton a part forever etched in my heart. Prayers for peace and comfort. Babbie Guscio
- Babbie Guscio, Bluffton, SC
Walt, Kemp, and Jane, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending virtual hugs and heartfelt wishes that good memories of Stella will sustain you.
- Tina and Donald Pope, Savannah, GA
My deepest condolences to the Nussbaum Family. Mrs.Stella was an very sweet lady that I’ve enjoyed taking care of her at Spanish Oaks. She’ll be missed dearly. May our Heavenly Father About keep y’all lifted up in prayers.
- Stephanie Reese , Savannah, GEORGIA
Anna and I send our heart felt condolences to you and family in the passing of Stella. She was a wonderful wife and mother. We join you in celebrating her life, and all she meant to so many.
- M/M Galen Kilburn Jr., Atl., Ga.
Walt, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences to you and your family. Jean and Don Tuten
- Jean T Tuten, Savannah, GA
Sending my deepest sympathy and condolences for the passing of Stella, to you Walt, Kemp , Jane & Family. Stella was a lovely lady that I had the pleasure to have known. May God send you blessings of peace and comfort during this time, and in the time ahead.
- Carolyn Sheehan, Tybee Island, GA
- Caroline Heyward Jenkins, Deland, FL
Jane - Sending love and prayers to your family. May God give you peace. Your mother was a lovely lady.
- Anna Rhines Adams, Savannah, GA
Stella was a happy wonderful person. We will always remember the good times we had together over many years...... We extend our condolences to Walt and all of the Family......Dan & Jane Pruitt
- Dan & Jane Pruitt, Savannah, ga.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
- Nisi and Don Watson, Savannah, Georgia
Our condolences for Estella's passing. I was not aware of the length of your marriage.
- sty an;ey harrris jr, savannahq, ga
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel