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Celeste Bonniwell Costin

July 29, 1932 — August 3, 2019

Celeste Bonniwell Costin, 87, wife of the late E. Bryan Costin, Jr. and a resident of Capeville, VA, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Brookdale in Virginia Beach, VA. A native of Willis Wharf, VA, she was the daughter of the late Wilber Bonniwell and the late Ola Riggin Bonniwell. She was a retired Postmaster of Capeville Post Office, member of Capeville United Methodist Church and Northampton Chapter #2 Order of the Eastern Star.

Celeste loved her family, her church family and friends. She was generous with both her love and her time, and was always busy and on the go. Celeste was quick to share her opinion, as well as her love of cooking and the flowers from her colorful garden. Celeste will be missed by many but we know she's now our angel in Heaven.

Survivors include her daughter, Cathy Costin Potts of Capeville; granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn O'Kusky of San Francisco, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Lynn Costin O'Kusky; brother, Wilber Bonniwell, Jr.; and sister, Helen Walker.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Capeville United Methodist Church with Reverend Linda Lowe and Reverend Jeff Conrow officiating. Interment will follow in Capeville Masonic Cemetery. Family will join friends at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles on Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 530 Independence Pkwy #200, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.


Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home
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    Cape Charles, VA 23310


Capeville Masonic Cemetery
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Capeville United Methodist Church
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    Capeville, VA 23313
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