Nellie Brooks Quander

  • Born: October 20, 1930
  • Died: July 6, 2019
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Greene Funeral Home

814 Franklin Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel. (703) 549-0089

Tribute & Message From The Family


Nellie was born on October 20, 1930 and passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Nellie was a resident of Alexandria, Virginia.


Services


Condolence & Memory Journal

Still miss Nellie and her great love and outreach.

Posted by Sylvia Auton - Friend   June 30, 2021

In our early years at Alfred Street, we met Sister Quander in the Sunday School. Immediately, her warm Christian countenance was revealed. Often, we reflect on her opening the door as a Church Greeter when we entered for an early Sunday morning worship service a few years ago.

It is a blessing for a saint to be know as an Encourager, and Sister Quander was that. Be strengthened in the Word and the promise of Christ to reunite you with her in in the Rapture.

Posted by Georgia & Deborah Green - Annandale, VA   August 02, 2019

When I started both the Colleague Teacher program and the Great Beginnings program in Fairfax County Public Schools, Nellie was a trusted friend and colleague who was there with professional advice and a caring heart. She was always a cheerleader for teachers and kids. She worried that time could be thrown out the window' in classes if teachers weren't well prepared and supported. She had high expectations for every child and was tireless in supporting education. Above all, she was a marvelous person and a great storyteller. She was unique and will be missed.

Posted by Sylvia Auton - Fairfax Station, VA   July 22, 2019

When I started both the Colleague Teacher program and the Great Beginnings program in Fairfax County Public Schools, Nellie was a trusted friend and colleague who was there with professional advice and a caring heart. She was always a cheerleader for teachers and kids. She worried that time could be thrown out the window' in classes if teachers weren't well prepared and supported. She had high expectations for every child and was tireless in supporting education. Above all, she was a marvelous person and a great storyteller. She was unique and will be missed.

Posted by Sylvia Auton - Fairfax, VA - Friend   July 22, 2019

Nellie was my principal at Hybla Valley through the 4th grade. Her example as an educator and in working with children influences me to this day. I have long been honored to claim her as a key influence in my life.

I was blessed to "meet" Nellie's family when I was in the 4th grade and I was in a group of students selected to perform in honor of the end of Nellie's term. I know the entire family surprised Nellie when we performed at Groveton High School (now West Potomac), but then we also performed for the student body and again for the PTA. Nellie's honest joy (and the shared handkerchief at the Groveton performance) are memories that are with me to this day.

Blessings to Nellie's family and RIP beautiful lady.

Posted by Michael Evans - Springfield, VA   July 15, 2019

My Deepest Condolences to the QuanderFamily.Ms.Nellie Quanderwas my 6thgrade Social Studies teacher and well known to the Burts family Rest in Peace job well done.

Posted by wendy BurtsHenderson - Arlington, VA - Family Friend   July 11, 2019

To the Quander Family in the Passing of Nellie Quander, May the depths of God's abiding love continue to bless, guide, comfort and sustain all of you during this difficult "hour" of her recent passing. She was one whom I deeply appreciated, each time we had occasion to share, whether from her sitting room chair, in graceful conversing in her house, to a "brief moment" in passing by after church. Truly, a gifted and loved one who taught so many so well! In Christ Jesus,

samuel
Colossians 1:3-4

Posted by rev samuel nixon jr. - Alexandria, VA   July 11, 2019

I did not know Nellie well. We met several times at education meetings when she was chair of the Virginia board of education. But I was always struck by her wisdom, her strength, and her gracious manner. She was a powerful force on behalf of the children of Virginia. I am sure her family will miss her greatly. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Kitty Porterfield - Alexandria, VA - Coworker   July 09, 2019

Condolences to the family. I know she is with The Lord today!

Posted by Odell McCants, Sr. - Suffolk, VA   July 09, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family of Nellie Quander. She was a dear, beloved and respected member of Delta Kappa Gamma, who was a trail blazer for the rest of us who followed her. During my first days in the FCPS system, I became aware of this larger than life, powerful woman to whom we all looked to for guidance. She was a role mode, advocate and encourager for all of us in the field of education. Her life made a difference. I am so happy that I had an opportunity to spend some time with her last spring and, as usual, she held us all captive with her sparkling conversation. Her presence will be missed.

Shirley McCoy

Posted by Shirley McCoy - Vienna, VA - Friend   July 09, 2019

My heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences to the family. Nellie was s wonderful mentor and inspiration to so many. God's blessings as she is now in the presence of the Lord.

Posted by Sandra Culmer - High Point, NC - Friend   July 09, 2019

Take your well deserved Rest Nellie Quander.

Posted by Georgia Brown - ALEXANDRIA, VA - Coworker   July 09, 2019

May you rest peacefully in eternity.

Posted by Gilbretta Ashton-Jones - Alexandra, VA - Family Friend   July 08, 2019