I am so sorry to hear of this beautiful woman's passing. She was always so much fun to visit with and kept us all "young" with her antics. When mom and I went to visit one summer, Aunt Nell took us to the BX. After climbing on top a number of pillows in the driver's seat, she proceeded to take us to the base, park in the furthest spot from the door (there were a number of open spaces much closer), and walk us through the entire BX before we left. On the way out, I was walking slightly in front of Aunt Nell and had slowed my pace down thinking that she probably didn't walk as fast as I did, only to be told, "Would you pick up your feet and let's go! You're too slow!" My mom and I both had a good laugh at how agile she was. Aunt Nell told us the walk to and from the car would do us good and keep us young. Even now when I pull into the BX parking lot at the base close to home, I think of Aunt Nell and how she would probably park much further away from the front door than I do!
She was a dear, sweet lady that the Lord has welcomed into His kingdom stating, "Well done, my good and faithful servant -- well done."
I was so shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Aunt Nell. She was my closest and dearest Aunt and I loved her so. Her husband and my father were brothers and were so close. We visited with them many times through the years. My daughter, granddaughter and I visited Aunt Nell in 2008. We stayed a week with her and visited other relatives in the area. She said we could stay at her house as long as we wanted and she was such a gracious hostess. She was such a wonderful cook and loving aunt. We always knew we were in for a treat when we went to her home. I will miss Aunt Nell greatly but I thank our Lord that we had her as long as we did and that she enjoyed good health until almost the end. My most sincere condolences to my cousins and their families for the loss of their sweet mother.