On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Nellie transitioned peacefully to her heavenly home at Gilchrist Hospice, Baltimore, in the arms of her daughters. She was predeceased by her mother, Ophelia Conwell Faison, and her husband of 38 years, James (Jim) Boone, who transitioned in January 1996.
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Beloved Nellie leaves to cherish her memory, devoted daughters, Stephanie Boone-Shaw and Sharon Gaston; sons-in-law, Jay Shaw and Stafford Gaston; granddaughters, Kaelyn and Courtney Shaw and Norah and Noelle Gaston; brother, Rev. John Conwell and wife, Patricia; sister, Sherry Spiller; nieces, Hope Walton, Nina Walton Kent, Heather Riddick and Jonnelle Kershner; nephew, Roy Walton; and many loving friends.
Homegoing services will be on Aug. 6, 2013, at St. Stephens Baptist Church, 5757 Temple Hills Road, Temple Hills, Md. Viewing will be held at 11 a.m. and services begin at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family sincerely requests that donations be sent to Gilchrist Hospice Care, Baltimore (www.gilchristhospice.org) or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis (www.stjude.org/donate).
Published in The Progress-Index on Aug. 4, 2013