Nell Campbell

CHARLOTTE - Nell Elmore Campbell, 86, passed away July 21, 2013.

A Gaston County native, she was a daughter of the late Holland Oscar and Ida Mae Ellington Elmore, wife of the late Leon Alexander Campbell.

Affectionately known as "Nanny," "Aunt Nell" and "The Snack Queen," Nell was devoted to her family and loved ones. She enjoyed crafts and needlework, especially the joy of handcrafting and giving away Christmas ornaments.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Kathryn "Kathy" Woodfin and her husband, George, of Charlotte; brother, James "Jimmy" Elmore, of Austell, Ga.; granddaughter, Kelly Woodfin, of Charlotte; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lucy and Jim Robbins, Christopher Robbins and Jenise Robbins Lonergan. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Leon Campbell; brother, William Elmore; and sisters, Louise Howe, Mary Parnell, Barbara Stowe and Ella Mae Elmore.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethesda United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Cloninger officiating.

Interment will follow in Gaston Memorial Park.

A special thanks to the caregivers and staff of The Laurels at Carolina Place, Huntersville Oaks and her special caregiving family at the Preston House. Memorials in Nell's name may be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204; or , 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

Share condolences by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.

McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the family.

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-5301

Published in Gaston Gazette on July 23, 2013