|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1923|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2011|
GREENVILLE — Nell Bearden, 87, of Greenville passed away March 31, 2011, at her residence.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Shady Grove Cemetery with Rev. Gene Wisdom and Rev. Paul Gould officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 15, 1923, in the Shady Grove Community, Nell was the daughter of George Washington and Jessie Melinda (Roberson) Drake. On Dec. 24, 1942, she married Keith Bearden in Greenville. She worked as a secretary for the Greenville Independent School District at Houston Elementary, Austin Elementary and the Central Office. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Greenville; son David Bearden and wife Romeni of Oakland, Ore.; daughters Sandra Sorrells and husband Jimmy of Greenville, Kathy Tharp and husband Richard of Greenville, and Carol Edwards and husband Jay of Rockwall; grandchildren Chris Morrison, Kelly Hyde, Andy Morrison, Ronna Guerra, Kellie Hesseltine, Jay Sorrells, Megan Rosenbalm, Lauren Tharp, Matt Vega, Jason Edwards, Lauren Edwards, Jillian Eastman, and John Bearden; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, four brothers and a grandson, Jeff Bearden.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 5302 Highway 69S, Greenville, 75402.
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Shady Grove Cemetery
Created by: Jackie M. Isham, Sr.
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
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