Eleanor James Nalley

February 26, 1948July 22, 2018

Eleanor James Law Nalley, aged 70, passed away Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, in Mansfield, Texas.

Eleanor “Jimmie” was born in Lexington, KY in 1948, to Charles and Sarah Law (Carrington). She graduated from Bourbon County High School and continued her education at Eastern Kentucky University, earning a degree in Elementary Education. After her junior year at EKU, she married Don, and they shared their lives for 49 years. During Don’s time in the Army, she was a stay-at-home mother to their four children, and was later a Special Education Teacher’s Aide.

The family moved to Texas in 1996, where Eleanor was a teacher’s aide for Arlington Independent School District. She was an active member of First Methodist Mansfield. She attended services every Sunday and enjoyed her weekly women’s Bible study class with her friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Sarah Jane and Kizzy Mae. She leaves behind her husband Don, sons Charles (Diana), Donald, and Patrick (Hayley), daughter Jamie, and her grandchildren Chandler, Garrett, Landon, Griffin, Rebecca, Charles, two sisters Mary Frances Morrison (Steve), and Elizabeth Anna “Betsy” Douglas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 24th, 2018, at 3:00pm, at First Method Mansfield Church (777 N. Walnut Creek Drive, Mansfield, TX 76063). The Nalley family will be hosting a gathering for family and friends to share in fellowship immediately following.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Eleanor James Nalley

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Eleanor Cloud

July 24, 2018

I remember Eleanor as a fun loving mother as we raised our children in Forest Park, Ohio. We belonged to the same church, Forest Chapel Methodist, and our children were in the same schools, swim club and swim team, band, soccer and other activities. Eleanor and I worked together for a few years for The Children's Day Out Program at Forest Chapel. We had a lot of fun together and we missed the Nalley family when they moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was happy to reconnect with her in Texas thru Facebook and we enjoyed seeing each other's grandchildren and what they were doing. I know she will so greatly be missed by her family and friends. I am so saddened by her passing and again send prayers to all of her family.

Sharon Perks

July 24, 2018

Eleanor, " Jimmie", was and will forever be my best friend! College roommates, she took me into her family. I visited Millersburg, Paris and Lexington. Her parents and sisters Mary Frances and Sarah Jane opened thier doors to me! Eleanor introduced me to the Methodist Campus Center and her sister Betsy. Betsy knew my soon to be husband! What precious memories of going out as a foursome with Don and Jim. Playing cards, studying, going to see our special movie..Camelot! Sweet dreams my friend, till we meet again!

Joyce Presley

July 24, 2018

I remember the day, 2 years ago, when our families were joined by the marriage of Patrick and Hayley. That dance that Patrick had with his Mom and then the rest of the kids running onto the dance floor for that big group hug. It was a day full of happiness, joy and love as our families were came together. We are so very sorry for your loss. Rest assured that Eleanor is in the arms of the Angels, with no more pain or illness.

Most sincerely—Jim & Joyce Presley