Nellie Grace Zachry
November 21, 1931 – February 27, 2020
Nellie Grace Zachry November 21, 1931 – February 27, 2020
Nellie Grace Powell was born on November 21, 1931 in Red Springs, Texas, to parents Howard Powell and Eula Hailey Powell. Nell was raised on a farm and always shared that even though she was a child of the depression, they never felt poor because there was always food on the table. She graduated from Seymour High School in 1949 and moved to Abilene, Texas, where she met a handsome Navy veteran, Jarrel B. Zachry who was attending ACU. They married in 1951 and had their first child, Stan, in 1952. They later spent a few years in Levelland, Texas where Jan was born in 1954. Their last child, Rhonda, was born in 1962 in Houston, Texas. Nell and her family moved to Grand Prairie, Texas in 1970. Nell became a very proficient paralegal in the legal industry and took many young lawyers under her wings. She enjoyed gardening, cooking (especially being a short order cook for her grandchildren), RV travel, reading, playing bridge, boating, fishing and watching the Dallas Cowboys play football. She especially enjoyed their lake house in Pittsburg, Texas on Lake Bob Sandlin. But she enjoyed nothing more than her Faith, family and friends and was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
Nell went to her eternal home with Jesus on February 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Eula Powell, her husband, Jarrel Zachry, her son-in-law Greg Goffinet, and two brothers, Richard Powell and Bill Powell.
She is survived by her children Stan Zachry (Kathy), Jan Joyce (Joe), and Rhonda Goffinet; 6 grandchildren Jason Joyce, Jeffrey Joyce (Kristy), Amanda McDonough (Mike), Jarod Joyce (Ashleigh), Zachry Goffinet (Amy), Hailey Goffinet; and 9 great-grandchildren Tyler, Maddie, Max, Ben, Addie, Emmie, Avery, Renner, and Evan. She was happy to know she was expecting her 10th in September, 2020. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Linda Powell and Charlotte Zachry, one brother-in-law, Fay Zachry, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral home 2951 S. Belt Line Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052 on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Celebration of Life and Homegoing service will be held at CrossPoint Church of Christ, 3020 W. Bardin Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020.
- Jason Joyce, Grandson, Active Pallbearer
- Jeffrey Joyce, Grandson, Active Pallbearer
- Jarod Joyce, Grandson, Active Pallbearer
- Zachry Goffinet, Grandson, Active Pallbearer
- Mike McDonough, Grandson-in-Law, Active Pallbearer
- Randall Powell, Nephew, Active Pallbearer
- Visitation Friday, March 6, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 7, 2020
Nellie Grace Zachry
March 5, 2020
Oh Ms. Nell, I truly miss you! I know that you are now resting in the everlasting, pain free, worry free! You had the best "I LOVE YOU" anyone could ever hear or receive!!!! Rest well dear angel. Asking the Lord to comfort and keep your beautiful family.