OBITUARY

Nellie Sue Dismukes

September 15, 1925September 19, 2022
Obituary of Nellie Sue Dismukes
Mrs. Nellie Sue Dismukes (Known to all as Cricket) September 15, 1925 – September 19, 2022 Cricket passed away at her home on Monday, September 19, 2022. She was 97 years old. She was born in Northport, Alabama to Alice Anna Brown and Ben Jones Brown. She was the ninth of nine children. She graduated from Murphy high school in Mobile and attended the University of Alabama in Mobile. Cricket married Maurice Vail Dismukes Jr. (Diz) and together as a loving couple they united, side-by-side for more than 73 years. They have five children: Marcella, Anna, Maurice (Rusty), Marvin (Ben) and Matthew. Along with raising five active children she worked with her husband, Diz, at Dismukes Hardware and other enterprises in Satsuma, Alabama. Throughout her life she selflessly cared for her invalid mother and disabled sisters and would frequently provide for those in need. She was always ready to help anyone. Cricket was very active in her Christian ministry as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She devoted her life to her ministry, her family, and her gardening. Her love for Jehovah carried over into her love for her family. Nothing made her happier than gathering with her approximately 42 immediate family members. Which they did often. She enjoyed the beauty of this earth provided by the flowers and vegetables. Green was her favorite color. She believed firmly in the promise of a resurrection (Acts 24:15) and looked forward to doing her part in making the earth a paradise after her resurrection (Psalms 37: 11, 29). She is survived by her husband Maurice Dismukes Jr., daughters; Marcella Gottier and her husband Don Gottier, Anna Deslonde and her husband Mike Deslonde, sons; Rusty Dismukes, Ben Dismukes and his wife Leigh Dismukes, Matthew Dismukes and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her eight siblings. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a yet to be determined date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RadneyFuneralHome-Saraland.com for the Dismukes family.

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