OBITUARY

Mary Gail "Windy" Nelson

March 29, 1933March 25, 2019
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Mary Gail “Windy” Nelson, born March 29, 1933, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 25, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Parkway Baptist Church in College Station. Interment will follow at College Station Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

She leaves behind her son, Ira Edward “Monty” Montgomery III, his children, Quinn Mercado and husband Alberto and Alphonse Montgomery; daughter, Christy Morales and children, Melissa, Leah and Zach Morales, Amy Martinez; great-grandchildren, Elise, Nathanael and Isabella Martinez; Niece, Pam Warford and husband Chris. Also left behind are her late husband’s son, Bardin Nelson Jr. and wife Janis, their children Penelope, Christopher and Trey; son, Howard Nelson and wife Claudia, and their children Nicole Arendale, her husband Richard, and Jonathan Nelson MD and wife Katy; great-grandchildren, Richard, Claudia Anne, Jane Nelson Arendale and Caroline Nelson. Windy was preceded in death by her first husband Ira Edward “Monty” Montgomery Jr. of 27 years and then by her husband Bardin H. Nelson of 30 years.

Windy was born in Baytown, Texas to Raymond and Wilma Couch; where she met and married Monty Montgomery. They moved to Houston, Texas where Monty built his construction business while Windy became a homemaker, who was gifted at hosting friends and family at their home and church. In the early 60s, they felt a call to missions. They attended Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; then moved to Kenya and Rhodesia to serve as lay missionaries with the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission. Her gifting to serve others was utilized as she managed the kitchen staff to prepare meals for large and small groups at the mission’s conference center, The Brackenhurst. After serving 6 years they returned to Texas until Monty’s passing in 1978.

Windy met and married Bardin Nelson in Bryan, TX. They attend Parkway Baptist Church, where they were both very active until his passing in 2010. Shortly afterwards, Windy began exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Windy was a Christian lady, and a Godly example for all. She loved serving the Lord, and had the gift of hospitality. She loved serving God’s people, especially in the church. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church, where she and Bardin taught college students, for many years. It was their delight to have them in their home, and serve them a meal, that Windy had spent hours preparing. When visitors came to Parkway, Bardin and Windy would make sure they felt welcome. Many times they would invite them out to eat Sunday lunch with them.

Windy’s arms were always open to children at church, where she was often seen rocking babies in the nursery for many years. She loved listening to children in AWANA Club recite their Bible verses. She loved the children and loved their parents. She touched many lives for the Lord. Her family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to her caretakers at Living Springs Alzheimer’s Village in Waco, Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, International Mission Board imb.org/personalized-giving or Alzheimer’s Association act.alz.org/donate

Services

  • VISITATION Monday, April 8, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Mary Gail "Windy" Nelson

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David Duller

April 6, 2019

We would like the family to know how Windy was so kind and supportive of my Father and myself as neighbors at the Isle of Watercrest. Shortly after moving in, she was very helpful. We will never forget her. I was particularly moved by learning of her Christian outreach over the years. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. David Duller, Bryan, TX

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Biography

Mary Gail “Windy” Nelson, born March 29, 1933, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 25, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Parkway Baptist Church in College Station. Interment will follow at College Station Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

She leaves behind her son, Ira Edward “Monty” Montgomery III, his children, Quinn Mercado and husband Alberto and Alphonse Montgomery; daughter, Christy Morales and children, Melissa, Leah and Zach Morales, Amy Martinez; great-grandchildren, Elise, Nathanael and Isabella Martinez; Niece, Pam Warford and husband Chris. Also left behind are her late husband’s son, Bardin Nelson Jr. and wife Janis, their children Penelope, Christopher and Trey; son, Howard Nelson and wife Claudia, and their children Nicole Arendale, her husband Richard, and Jonathan Nelson MD and wife Katy; great-grandchildren, Richard, Claudia Anne, Jane Nelson Arendale and Caroline Nelson. Windy was preceded in death by her first husband Ira Edward “Monty” Montgomery Jr. of 27 years and then by her husband Bardin H. Nelson of 30 years.

Windy was born in Baytown, Texas to Raymond and Wilma Couch; where she met and married Monty Montgomery. They moved to Houston, Texas where Monty built his construction business while Windy became a homemaker, who was gifted at hosting friends and family at their home and church. In the early 60s, they felt a call to missions. They attended Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; then moved to Kenya and Rhodesia to serve as lay missionaries with the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission. Her gifting to serve others was utilized as she managed the kitchen staff to prepare meals for large and small groups at the mission’s conference center, The Brackenhurst. After serving 6 years they returned to Texas until Monty’s passing in 1978.

Windy met and married Bardin Nelson in Bryan, TX. They attend Parkway Baptist Church, where they were both very active until his passing in 2010. Shortly afterwards, Windy began exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Windy was a Christian lady, and a Godly example for all. She loved serving the Lord, and had the gift of hospitality. She loved serving God’s people, especially in the church. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church, where she and Bardin taught college students, for many years. It was their delight to have them in their home, and serve them a meal, that Windy had spent hours preparing. When visitors came to Parkway, Bardin and Windy would make sure they felt welcome. Many times they would invite them out to eat Sunday lunch with them.

Windy’s arms were always open to children at church, where she was often seen rocking babies in the nursery for many years. She loved listening to children in AWANA Club recite their Bible verses. She loved the children and loved their parents. She touched many lives for the Lord.

Her family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to her caretakers at Living Springs Alzheimer’s Village in Waco, Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, International Mission Board imb.org/personalized-giving or Alzheimer’s Association act.alz.org/donate