May Lillian Danielson, 95, of Widgeon Drive, Bells Island passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of January 7, 2019, at Chesapeake Regional Hospital. She was born March 27, 1923, on Long Island, New York.
She graduated from Mepham High School in 1941. She did not pursue her career in nursing until 1973 when she graduated with honors from State University of New York at Farmingdale. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Glen Cove Community Hospital until she retired to Florida where she became an avid golfer. She also loved to read and enjoyed doing the daily crossword puzzle.
Lillian was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Nils Danielson. She was also predeceased by her first husband Richard L. Combs, daughter, Karen Danielson, son, Richard Danielson, daughter-in-law, Nancy Danielson and granddaughter, Kathleen Danielson.
She is survived by daughter Esther Danielson-Berger and husband Andrew of Currituck, NC, son Kenneth Danielson, also of Currituck, NC, granddaughters Emily Danielson Berger Kepler and husband Lee of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Allison Danielson Berger Rainwater and husband Christopher of Currituck, NC, Laura Danielson-Kreiling and husband Ian of Newport, NC and grandson Zachary Blue Danielson of Oahu, HI.
She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Layla Caroline, Andrew Steven and Madelyn Kaye Rainwater of Currituck, NC, Annalise Sophia Kepler of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Nancy Eileen Kreiling of Newport, NC and Adeline Blue Danielson of Hawaii.
In addition, she was survived by her long-term compassionate companion Denise Lee, of Elizabeth City, NC.
A private celebration of life will be held by the immediate family.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Danielson family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.TwifordFH.com.