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Ridout's Valley Chapel

1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL

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Nell Sugg Metz

26 mars , 192914 mai , 2019

Nell Sugg Metz was born in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, March 26, 1929, died May 14, 2019. Early years were in Goodwater, Alabama. However, she lived in Birmingham for 70 years. Mrs. Metz graduated from Montreat College High School, Montreat, N.C. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Physical Education in 1970 from the University of Montevallo and a Master’s Degree in Education, Guidance & Counseling from Samford University in 1974. She was Program and Executive Director for Girls and Women’s Programs, Ludlow Community Center, Ledlow, Massachusetts and Girls Club, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip Samuel Sugg, Sr. and Ethel Jernigen Sugg, husband Wilbur Hinkle Metz, brother Phillip Samuel Sugg, Jr. and stepson, Lt. Col. Stephen Cole Metz. Mrs. Metz was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She was also a member The Club, DAR (Old Elyton Branch), Master Gardener's of Jefferson County and Brookhill Forest Garden Cub along with volunteering for numerous civic organizations.

Services

  • Memorial Service lundi, 17 juin , 2019

Souvenirs

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Lauren Hanna Nilsen

6 juillet , 2019

There is so much to say about Nell from her big heart to her lack of filter. Years ago, I lived with her and we would work on puzzles and watch wheel of fortune. She was a great companion, and I will always remember the generosity she showed me. “We only part to meet again.” ♥️

Mary Warmkessel

27 juin , 2019

(Part 1.3 of 2)...She loved gardening and beautiful flowers, butter pecan ice cream, hummingbirds, traveling, golfing, Auburn, Birmingham, having a good time, doing meaningful work, helping others out quietly, talking, joking and laughing, playing bridge, St. Luke’s, the Bible Study and Episcopal services held at St. Martin’s each week over the past several years…, her dogs, her friends, her family....and she loved and relied on her Christian faith. She suffered more than her fair share of heartache and loss over the years but always moved forward – to whatever needed to be done next - and never lost her curiosity or love of life.

Mary Warmkessel

27 juin , 2019

(Part 1.2 of 2) ....She loved her family - her beloved husband Bill, his family and friends....her dear Beatty, and all the Hannas, her mother and father, all her relatives… and her brother Sam, his wife and family (6 kids!)....and - she cultivated and had a wonderful friendship with Sam's mother-in-law GK, who lived in Philadelphia. She graciously hosted GK & Sam in Birmingham for an amazing trip to EWTN, which included dinner and dancing at “The Club” in May 2000.
She loved all the people and friends that she "adopted" over the years - the ones she cared for and took care of in so many ways - usually in a quiet way, not drawing attention to herself...

Mary Warmkessel

27 juin , 2019

(Part 1.1 of 2)
Aunt Nell was an amazing woman - a force of nature. She was a constant in my life from early childhood and over the last several years my husband and I were able to visit her quite a few times. Our last visits were in November (after lung cancer surgery at the age of 89!) and in April, for Easter, just a few weeks before she passed.
Her resume over the years is incredible - from being "Little Miss Goodwater" at the age of 11, to being the Senior Class President as well as head of the Music Club during high school (she was an excellent pianist!), to her earning a Master’s Degree while in her 40’s, to her many years (30+) of work with the Girls' Club - she touched and helped so many people.

Mary Sugg Warmkessel

27 juin , 2019

(Part 2 of 2)...

Nell was feisty, funny, smart, practical, endlessly curious, and would sometimes "tell it like it is"....which could sting a bit (!), but it was truly her way of saying that she cared about you.

She told us many times to “Live your life – don’t spend time looking backwards….look forward and see the good in whatever is happening. Be happy! Life goes by so fast.”….She was caring, loving, and loyal. She always took the time to say "I love you."

We are so grateful to St. Martin's in the Pines and for all those there who cared for her, supported her, and loved her.

We are especially thankful to Shondria, Pat, the Hanna family, the Rev. Jennifer Riddle and her team, and to Monte for the long term, ongoing (and patient!) genuine love, care and support of Nell.

We are grateful for the gift of her life and look forward to being together with her again - one beautiful day – where we will talk, laugh, and enjoy each other’s company – that will be so wonderful!

Nell, thank you for all you did for us.
We love you.

Ellyn Grady

26 juin , 2019

I was the Executive Director of Girls Incorporated of Central Alabama once known as the Girls Club. Nell was a remarkably generous professional. She was a champion for girls and young women. The directors who followed her were able to build on her foundation to make it the organization it is today. I am grateful for her leadership and support the years of my tenure. Rest In Peace dear Nell.

Cindy Hanna

16 mai , 2019

Nell played such an integral role in our family. She opened her home to two of my children when they needed a place to live. She was there for births, weddings, and funerals. Years ago, she was a great coworker at Hanna's Garden Shop. She was a loving companion for Beaty. She was such a caring individual with such a big heart. Nell, thank you for the influence you had in our lives. You will be missed.

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Nell on her wedding day (Jan 1972), with her brother Sam, and their Mom, Ethel

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Nell on her wedding day (Jan 1972), with her brother Sam, and their Mom, Ethel

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Nell and Bill Metz on their wedding day

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Hosting GK in Birmingham (May, 2000)

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Nell and GK, Birmingham, May 2000

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Taking in the sights at Hanceville

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"Little Miss Goodwater" at age 11

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She loved her pets....is this Ching?