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Robert Ralph Creo

Mr. Robert R. Creo, age 80, of Kingsland, GA passed away peacefully April 3rd, 2019 at UF Shands hospital in Jacksonville, Fl. surrounded by family.

Mr. Creo was born March 22, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Amelia Ann Pampena-Creo and Edward Matthew Creo.  He lived in Pittsburgh until he joined the US Navy in 1956.  After separating from the Navy, Mr. Creo relocated to Southern California for the warmer winters where he began his career at Pacific Bell, where he retired as a senior manager after 33 years of service.  Mr. Creo moved to Kingsland, GA in February 2005 with the new love of his life, Ms. Tammy Gabrinetti.  

Mr. Creo’s passion for technology continued even after retirement and he loved riding around on his golf cart, shopping at Costco and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Creo joins his twin brother Eddie and stepdaughter Tammy Mushaney in Heaven.

He is survived by his brother, Richard Creo (Candace), his sister, Jackie Bucci (Phil), his five children, Joyce Creo, Michael Creo (Resa), Carrie Smith, Stacy Chadwick (Robert), Robert R Creo (Lisa), 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date for his friends and family.

March 22, 1939 – April 3, 2019

Andrew A. Cestaro

Mr. Andrew A. Cestaro, age 45, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 1st, 2019 in Kingsland, Ga.

Mr. Cestaro was born June 1st, 1973 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Andrea Coffey and the late Vincent S. Cestaro of Gansevoort, NY. He graduated from South Glen Falls High School in 1993. Mr. Cestaro was employed by the Bennett Dodge dealership in Kingsland, Ga. as a professional mechanic stating, “It’s the best job I ever had.”

Andrew, aka Andy, Drew, little big brother, McGillicutty, and Oompa Loompa to some kids, always tried to make others smile and laugh. He would do anything he could to help out friends and family. He had a big heart. Andrew also loved to attend Nascar races (#48) with his favorite uncle, and also enjoyed attending the Turkey Run Race in Jacksonville, Fl. with a close friend. He loved to play with the kids out in the yard, hang around a campfire, laugh and tell stories. Hunting in the fall in the Adirondacks, and fishing, on both water and ice, with his closest friends in upstate New York were his hobbies. Andy’s dogs, Missy and Titan, a Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier and Blue Nose Pit Bull Terrier were his kids. The “kids” loved to go for car rides and to go play Pokémon Go with him. Andrew was known for talking backwards and that damn “meow”.  

Mr. Cestaro is survived by his mother, Andrea (John) Coffey of Kingsland, Ga. and his sister, Shawna (Robert) Shad, III and small nephew, Robert Shad, IV of Merritt Island, Fl.; his favorite uncle, Charles (April) Hamilton of Tewksbury, Ma., his uncles, William Hamilton of Clifton Park, NY., James (Thea) Hamilton of Canton, SD., and Thomas (Susan) Hamilton of Aurora, Co.; many cousins from upstate New York, Massachusetts, South Dakota, and Colorado; and many friends from upstate New York, Jacksonville, Fl., and Kingsland, Ga.

A visitation of Mr. Cestaro’s family and friends will be held from 6 pm to 7pm on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. A celebration of his life will follow immediately from 7 pm to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mr. Cestaro’s name to Pit Bull Rescue or your local Humane Society.

June 1, 1973 – April 1, 2019

Rosa Lee Johnson Nelson

Ms. Mary Rosa Lee Johnson-Nelson, of Kingsland, Ga. passed away on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at Baptist Medical in Jacksonville, Fl. surrounded by her family.

Ms. Nelson was born on May 15th, 1925 in Sanderson, Fl. to the late Ernest and Leafie Mann Bryant.

Rosa Lee Nelson, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother went to her rest after 93 well lived years on this Earth. She loved puppies and babies and big pots of stew. She could eat more crab legs than three grown men and had more shoes than a Belk’s. She was the heart and soul of a giant extended family and the life of the party at any gathering. We will always miss her thoughtful cards, Facebook participation, hilarious voicemails and unusual Christmas gifts. She was a strong, adaptable woman who kept up with the times, loved the Lord and has left a lasting legacy in her children and their families.

Ms. Nelson is survived by her daughter, Janice Campbell of Kingsland, Ga.; her sons, Dan (Michelle) Johnson of Mooresville, Nc., Donald (Lynn) Johnson of Kennebuckport, Me., and Cliff (Kathy) Johnson of Galveston, Tx.; her grandchildren, Scott (Martha) Johnson, Bryan (Barbara) Johnson, Tracey (Karl) Johnson, Angela Dycus, Jaimee Garcia, Justin (Sadie Nazworth) Campbell, Jana Johnson, Lena (Bryan) TenBroek, Kara (Jeff) Pardue, Sandi (Doug) Anania, and Jacob Johnson; her 18 great-grandchildren; her 3 great great-grandchildren; her sister, Katie Parsons of Jacksonville, Fl.; and her brothers, Leroy Bryant and Franklin Bryant, all of Sanderson, Fl.

Besides her parents, Ms. Nelson joins her first husband, Clifford Cecil Johnson, her husband, Roy Clarence Nelson, her son, Wayne Johnson, and grandson, Joey Campbell in Heaven.

A visitation for Ms. Nelson will be from 3 pm – 4pm Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 4 pm in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home. Interment at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. will immediately follow.  Pallbearers will be Ms. Nelson’s sons, Dan, Donald, and Cliff and her grandsons, Bryan and Scott.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Ms. Nelson’s name to the Humane Society of Camden County at https://humanecamden.org/donate/ or by mail to PO Box 1270 Kingsland, Ga. 31548 or to Heartland Hospice  at 664 Scranton Road # 103 Brunswick, GA 31520.

May 15, 1925 – March 26, 2019

Wanda Jean Riddle Carter

Mrs. Wanda Jean Riddle Carter, age 77 of St. Marys, Ga. passed away in Brunswick, Ga. in the early morning hours of  Friday, March 15th, 2019.

  Mrs. Carter was born in Byron, Ga. on March 1st, 1942. She is the daughter of the late Jesse Edwin & Geneva Davis Riddle Smith.

          Mrs. Carter loved to cook for her family. She also loved flowers, jewelry, and a cat named Garfield. She loved fishing and shopping. Mrs. Carter was employed as a housekeeping supervisor at local hotels for many years. She never met a stranger and had many friends she considered family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

          Mrs. Carter is survived by her children, Rex (Julie) Carter of St. Marys, Ga., Jason (Juanita) Carter of Harriett’s Bluff, Ga., and Judson (Rose) Carter of Albany, Ga.; Alvenia “BG” (Jerry) Banks of Brunswick, Ga.; her brothers, Richard & Edwin Riddle both of Baxley, Ga.; her grandchildren, Brett Carter, Megan Carter, Jessica Carter, Lauren Carter, Josh Carter, Jake Carter, Christopher Carter, Cherrie Barlow, four great- grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joseph Horace Carter and her eldest son, Terrell Joseph Carter. 

          Calling hours for Mrs. Carter will be from 2 to 2:50 pm on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at the Lighthouse Church of God in St. Marys, Ga. Funeral services will follow there at 3 pm with Pastor Bobby Woods presiding. Interment and committal prayer will follow in the Carter plot at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Blackshear, Ga. Pallbearers will be Jake Carter, Josh Carter, Brett Carter, Christopher Carter, Tony Strickland, John Bennett, and Honorary pallbearer, Adam Riddle.

March 1, 1942 – March 15, 2019