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Alice Weeks

May 20, 1941 — December 19, 2022


Alice “Nita” Cairns Weeks, 81, of Chester passed away Monday, December 19, 2022. She was born on May 20, 1941 to the late David T. and Frances “Polly” Cairns, and was preceded in death by her son, Scott Rowland. Nita was an electrician and in her free time she loved dancing, music, coffee get-togethers with friends and cooking, but more than anything she cherished her family. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she was very involved in the caretaking and activities of her son, Mark. Nita is survived by her son, Mark Rowland; daughter, Bonita Abernathy and her husband, Mike; grandsons, Michael Abernathy (Kathryn) and Kenneth Rowland (Samantha); great-granddaughters, Josie, Addie and Avery; great-grandson, Ayden; siblings, Tom Cairns (Linda), Hazel Robertson, Frances Gupton, John Cairns, Doris Murphy (George) and Leonard Cairns (Blanche); devoted niece, Natalie Gupton and devoted friend, Janice Moyer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics ( ) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( ). Online condolences may be registered at

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Friday, December 30, 2022

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