In Loving Memory of Nioka Olveria "Booty" Elder

Fund Type: Family Support

Newport News, VA

Fundraiser ends on October 10, 2020

Please consider contributing to the honor and memory of Nioka Elder: Mother, Sister, Daughter and Friend

Nioka Olveria “Booty” Elder was born to Frank Jones and Viola Woodson on June 9, 1962 in Virginia. Nioka spent most of her life in Smithfield, Virginia with close friends and family. She graduated from Smithfield High in 1980 and developed a love for helping and sharing the wealth of knowledge. In 2002, Nioka received her CNA license to further her love of helping people.


Nioka’s family grew with the birth of her son, Carlos Wells. Family was always extremely important to Nioka, and she valued family gatherings and love above all. Nioka attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. Nioka was sick early in life, but she made the best of every day and every second with her mother, brother, sisters, sons, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends, and anyone who entered her life. If you had a question and you did not know who to ask, Nioka Elder was the one to seek out. She was wise beyond her years, with an understanding of the undercurrents of life that helped guide and shape many of the young family members today.


Nioka entered eternal rest on September 3, 2020.


Those left to remember and cherish Nioka are her son, Carlos Wells (Tasha Wells); granddaughter Caris Wells; grandson Ty’zae Holloway; mother, Viola Woodson; brother, Frankie Elder (Vanessa Elder); sister, Velma Atkins (Pernell Atkins);  brother, William Elder, Tommy Lee Jones (Charlene Jones), Nathan “Nuke”;  sister, Sheila Wells (Sherman Wells), Eva “Shay” Jones (Larry Parrish), Teresa White and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the loved ones that Nioka leaves behind, who shoulder the burden of financial difficulties in this already difficult and hard time. Any amount is deeply appreciated.


Thank you for your love and support.

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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Altmeyer Funeral Home
7415 River Rd., Newport News, VA 23607

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Joyce Johnson Eaton

13 days ago

I'd like to express my deepest condolences to the family. I pray your strength during this difficult time. Nioka will truly be missed.

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