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Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC

OBITUARY

Nellie Pendergrass Deal

November 10, 1949November 25, 2019
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Nellie Rose Pendergrass Deal, age 70, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.

Born November 10, 1949 in Vance County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Pendergrass and Annie Lee Abbott Pendergrass.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Richard Pendergrass.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Melissa Anne Shearin and fiancé, Gene Roberts; sisters, Lucille Pringle, Jean Engle and husband, Ron, Betty Strickland and husband, Marcus, Judy Reid; brothers, Millard Pendergrass, Henry Pendergrass and wife, Diann, Patrick Pendergrass and wife, Lisa; grandchildren, Kasey James Shearin and wife, Ashlyn Reavis, Kevin Scott Wilson, Tonya Deal Sadler, Stephanie Deal Henson, Kandie Deal; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 in the Chapel of Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton, with Rev. Edwin Elmore officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home.

Services

7 December

Receiving of Friends and Family

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Boulevard
Newton, North Carolina 28658

7 December

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

Chapel

56 Northwest Boulevard
Newton, North Carolina 28658

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Jessica Huffman

December 6, 2019

I only knew Ms Nell a few short years,but it felt as if we were lifelong friends. She loved a good laugh,and was good at making ppl laugh. She loved her family so much. She wasn't bashful about her faith in God. She offered unconditional love and support,was NEVER judgemental. I love and miss her dearly

John Cline

December 5, 2019

One of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. She was my “Henderson girl” as I grew up there also. My life is blessed by having known her. She is definitely in Heaven.

Betty Strickland (Laptop)

December 3, 2019

Nellie was my younger sister , so I can say I have know her all her life, Oh the fun times we shared growing up. We did not have a lot of materials these but we never went hungry . We had so much Love and that kept us close all these years. We had some rough times thru the years but you an us never gave up Faith.
The family get together,s and trips were all so memorable ,
Just a few weeks ago we took trip to California to visit Peanut and his family. Went to Let's make a Deal and had a wonderful time.
You were so ready to help with anything anyone that needed help
Paul really appreciated what you have done for him in last year.
Mark was so happy he got to see you at your 70th Birthday,
Annette was so happy she got to help decorate even though she was sick and did not want to give you anything so she had to muss your party, It was so much fun planning your Surprise Queen for A Day Birthday party. I know you loved it.
I am gonna miss your early morning Text, trying to get everyone to have a Wonderful Day, You always said Say hello,make some one Smile and that you did. Gonna miss you very day.
You go high on that Mountain and Tell Mom ,Dad, Grandma and Grandpa and Susie and of course Albert and tell the others that I can't mention we still miss them and will see them one day.
Love you so much Nell, Forever in My Heart

Tonya Deal

December 2, 2019

I love you , so much .. Grandma Nell , you were the best to my kids and me.. I think of all the good days I had with you when I was a little girl and the day when you gain your wings the heaven.. I enjoyed all my moments I had with you .. You mean so much to my kids and myself.. I know that you were so happy walking with your Albert and your family .. Grandma Nell , I love you with all of heart ... You will always to my angel.. ❤️

Stephanie Deal Henson

December 2, 2019

My sweet Angel it still doesnt seems real. It was just a few days ago we stayed on the phone laughing and loving our conversation about your 70 bday ❤ You told me it was the beat and you would never forget and that you loved your family so much. I wish I could have made it there that day. Its hard knowing i wasnt 😥 but you filled me in with every single bit. And to whomever set it all up for you did such an amazing job bc you told me it couldnt have been any better. Thanks to all of you. ❤ You were so joyful n so happy I could tell it in your voice. We talked about an hour and i got off the phone and said to my family that we need to come see you soon. Well the day came that we had to and it was the saddest day of them all. I hated it to be the way it did. But I try to keep strong because I was there to see you gain your wings in reality. You were everything grandma and such a beautiful loving soul to everyone. There will never be another YOU! But im so sure you are having the time of your life in the wings of so many angels. I love you grandma and I know you are always heart walking beside me each and everyday ❤ Fly high grandma Nell and love you with all of me.

Melissa Shearin

December 2, 2019

Dear Mama, I want to start by saying how much I love you. I love you to Heaven and back and back to Heaven Again.But that’s still not enough. It brings me sorrow and pain that you are gone. I always knew you were sick but still, I thought you would always be here.Now,it brings me comfort to know you are watching over me and MY Family. I “Promise you Momma, I will get myself right with GOD,so I can walk barefoot in Heaven with you.“You always worried about me, Momma.But you don’t have to anymore.Gene is here and he will do his best to take care of me.He doesn’t always like me but he will always love me.And he knows you are counting on him. Sooo-this is Good-bye from here on earth.But”Never Goodbye in MY Heart”. I was sooo blessed to have you as a Mother and always knew how much you loved me. I just hope you knew how much I love you. And I have to believe you did.Walk with the Angels Momma.And keep your arms wrapped around Me,Gene,Kasey James,Ashlyn and OUR Babies.We will always make sure they remember you and We will know you are with us.Your Loving Daughter,Missy

Pat and Lisa Pendergrass

November 29, 2019

The thing we'll remember most about Nellie is her huge heart..She loved everybody & would do anything to help anyone. To know her was to love her. Her family meant the world to her and she certainly meant the same to us. We will miss you hugs, bright smile and that great laugh. We will always love & remember you sweet Nellie Rose.

judy reid

November 28, 2019

Nell is one of my 4 sisters that is so beautiful. She was so tiny but a heart as big as the world. She always doing things for anyone and everyone. I love her so much. Not sure how to more on from here without her. I miss you Nell.

Audrey Compton

November 27, 2019

I am so sorry for y'alls lost. Nellie was a very special person. I loved her so much. She was a big part of my childhood and help me more than she ever knew. She will be deeply missed. Family is in my prayers

Lydia Fowler

November 27, 2019

Nell was my sistet in law for a lo g time she was funny and always made people laugh she was something else

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