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Virginia Bustos Garno

February 13, 1924 — April 18, 2023

Charleston, SC

Virginia Bustos Garno

Virginia Bustos, 99 of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

Born on February 13, 1924 in Newport News, VA was a Daughter of the late Ethel Nelson (Barber) and Lester Nelson.

She is survived by her sons Jesse Bustos-Nelson and Joe Bustos Jr (Kathy), grandchildren Kelly Ellsworth and Brian Bustos, great-grandchildren, Nathan Ellsworth and William Joseph Bustos.

Virginia was an avid gardener who also studied religion and genealogy. She also was active in her family.

Virginia is preceded in death by her Husband Joe Bustos, Mother Ethel Nelson and Father Lester Nelson.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 11:00 am at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens in Mount Pleasant, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite Charity.

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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation - Mount Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, 843-884-3833.

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 21, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens

1308 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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