Marion Nadine Willis Acord

May 12, 1926December 18, 2011

Marion Nadine Acord, age 85, of Carrollton, TX passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 following a long battle with COPD.

Born on May 12, 1926 in Cedar, WV, she was the daughter of the late James Albert Willis, Sr and the late Elva Lenticum Willis.

During her more active years she was a homemaker, and a wonderful wife and loving mother. She loved spending time with her family and always looked forward to the yearly reunion when she would see her sisters, brothers, and their families. She had a great love of all animals and bird-watching. She had a very special cat that she took in named Miss Kitty who will miss her very much.

Nadine was preceded in death by her husband Luther D Acord, one sister, Clara Porter, and three brothers, James Willis, Jr, Chester Willis, and Jackie Willis.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Debra Pinson and husband James, of Carrollton, TX and two grandsons, JJ Kent of West Palm Beach, FL and Chris Pinson of Carrollton, TX. Also included are two brothers and eight sisters. Brothers are Dean Willis and wife Shirley of Middle River, MD and Joe Willis of Vandalia, OH. Sisters are Kathleen Woodie of Vandalia, OH, Annette Smith of Waynesville, OH, Carol Sue Dean and husband Gilbert of Livonia, MI, Betty Bolen and husband Bob of Crab Orchard, WV, Rosemary O'Dell and husband Gary of Beckley, WV, Brenda Farley and husband Wayne of Shady Spring, WV, Ilene Boyd of Roanoke, VA, and Sharon Jones and husband Bill of Elizabeth City, NC, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family of Nadine wishes to thank many special people at Heritage Gardens Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for the care shown to her. Also, thank you to the kind and caring staff in the CCU at Plano Presbyterian Hospital in her last hours.

Most of all, we thank our loving family and friends for all of their prayers, support, and overwhelming kindness in our time of need and sorrow.

Funeral services will be held at Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton, TX on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 3:00pm. Afterward, her remains will be sent to Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, WV where Nadine will be laid to rest beside her husband.

Online condolences may be sent to the guestbook at

Arrangements are in the care of Rhoton Funeral Home, Carrollton, TX 1511 S I-35E, Carrollton, TX 75006


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 22, 2011

Marion Nadine Willis Acord

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Lisa Morris

December 22, 2011

Debbie, you and your extended family are in my sincere, heartfelt thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of sorrow and adjustment. I hope the happy memories you have of your kind-hearted mom bring you much comfort. With sympathy and love,