Stewart Revell Custis


Mr. Stewart Revell Custis, 46, of Wilmington, N.C., unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Born Feb. 10, 1976, he was the oldest son of William S. and Lola Ruediger Custis, of Onancock. Stewart graduated from Broadwater Academy, then attended the University of Richmond where he received a B.S. degree in accounting and finance.  His career as a certified public accountant began in Richmond and he continued his accounting and finance career in Wilmington with Bruin & Associates.

Growing up, Stewart’s love for sports was evident as he was an active athlete, excelling in his accomplishments on both the baseball field and basketball court. His love for sport grew as he became older, expanding to just about anything that contained competition. As with most native Shoremen, the sight of water, whether the bay, the creek, or the ocean, brought him peace and joy. In his last years, his passions included his love for cooking and spending time with his loving wife, Candice Buckland Custis, who credits Stewart with being the light of her life.

In addition to his parents and wife, Stewart is survived by his three children, Michael, Hannah, and Alexa, of Richmond; a brother, John P. Custis, and his wife, Abbi, and their three sons, Baker, Winn, and Mapp; mother-in-law, Sandra Buckland; father-in-law, Donald E. Buckland, and his wife, Mary S. Buckland; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and their families.

A private family interment will be held.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that memorial donations in Stewart’s memory be made to Shore History (formerly the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society), P.O. Box 179, Onancock, VA 23417 (; Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 (; or to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 (
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Arrangements are by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

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