Johns-Ridout's Funeral Parlors

2116 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL


Nell Jo Horsley

August 5, 1930May 17, 2020

Nell Jo Horsley, age 89, of Birmingham, passed away May 17, 2020. She was born on August 5, 1930 to the late Lawrence and Lola Jo Allen. She was an independent, natural born leader who was instrumental in starting a Bible Study and Prayer Chain at the Galleria Woods Retirement Center where she had once been a long time resident. She was a Church Leader, Sunday School Teacher and member of Riverchase Baptist Church as well as a former member of Eastside Baptist, Roebuck Parkway Baptist and Deerfoot Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Norman Horsley. She is survived by her brothers, Lawrence "Skeet" Allen and Charles "Glyn" Allen, children, Annette Pickett (Steve), Renay Carroll (Ernie), Jo Lynne White (Michael), grandchildren, Stefanie Buckner (Eddie), Allison Sanford (Phillip), Erin Noelle Carroll, Nathan Roland Carroll, Michelle White, Leslie White, Matthew Roberts (Melanie), Jarrod White, and Brittney Turner (Zach) and nine great grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00 am at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville. For those unable to attend, the Service can viewed via livestream on the Johns-Ridout's (Johns-Ridout's Funeral Parlors) Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RidoutsFuneralParlors In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Franklin Graham's Ministry, Samaritan's Purse at Samaritanspurse.org


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Nell Jo Horsley

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jennifer cummings

May 19, 2020

such fond memories of many nights spent in her home during high school and her being so gracious to have the "Eastside Youth" in her home to shoot pool on Sunday nights! Such a kind, sweet heart! Condolences to Annette, Renay & JoLynne! jennifer cummings


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