OBITUARY

Jan Carolyn Nelson

July 29, 1950February 20, 2013

Mom went home to be with our Merciful God after a short battle with cancer on February 20, 2013. Jan was born on July 29, 1950 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Bobbie Kennedy and Billy James Kennedy. She received most of her education in Midland then moved to Andrews. There, she ran the Conoco Café and waited tables at other establishments. In 1979 she moved back to Midland where she waited tables at the Sheraton Inn, Nita’s Café and other establishments, before becoming disabled with COPD. After raising her children she spent several years spoiling her precious grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie Sharp, her father, Billy James Kennedy, the love of her life, Jerry Lynn Gunter, one sister Joyce Hammond, and three sons: Robert Charles, Edwin Ryan and Michael Wayne “Bubba”.

Those left behind to honor and cherish her memory are her six daughters: Mary Ann Brashear and husband Brad, Holly Schneider and husband Mikeul, Paula Howell, Kellie Nandin and husband Armando, Tammy Harris, Brenda Furr and husband Bobby; eleven grandchildren: Terry York, Cassie York, Ashley Nelson, Dalilah Nandin, Vincente Nandin, Matthew Holocomb, Aaron Howell, Mindi Harris, Michelle Harris, Brooklynn Furr and Bobby Furr, Jr.; one great granddaughter, Katelynn Smith; brother, Billy Bob Kennedy; sister, Naomi Orman and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff on the 6th floor of Midland Memorial, and Compass Hospice for their care and compassion during this time. Family will receive friends on Saturday, February 23, 2013 between the hours 3:00-5:00pm at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:00pm at West Kentucky Baptist Church. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 23, 2013
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DiAnn Singleton-Ervin

February 25, 2013

I raise you up in prayer that our Lord Jesus Christ comforts you at this most difficult time; I remember Jan was a strong Woman who loved her Children dearly. My heart goes out to your entire family at such a great and tragic loss.

Betty Joseph

February 24, 2013

My love and prayers are with you all, I love you RIP Jan

mike harris

February 23, 2013

sorry for your loss. im sure everybody will miss her. but she is no longer in pain.shes with jerry and bubba and god. god bless all you girls

Tino Acosta

February 23, 2013

May your MOM rest in peace girls.

Rebecca Russell

February 22, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends (near and far). Let us all remember we have another special guardian angel to watch over us. ~Love the Russell Family

BRENDA MERCER-HOGELAND

February 22, 2013

FROM THE MERCER-HOGELAND FAMILY TO YOURS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU EACH IN THE DAYS TO COME....MARYANN WE LOVE YOU GIRL AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY...

February 22, 2013

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The Harris Family

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