Shirley Nelson

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Shirley Mae Herridge Nelson, age 70, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at her home in New Waverly, Texas. A devoted mother, grandmother, and wife, Shirley was born on August 10, 1947 in the city of Houston, where she lived until moving to New Waverly with her husband and children. Shirley grew up in Houston and graduated from Sam Houston High School. After graduating, she started working for the US Postal Service and soon married Tom Herridge and started a family. After many years working as a clerk at the New Waverly Post Office she retired. A loving wife and mother to her three children, Shirley also loved to garden and doted on all her grandchildren. Shirley is survived by her husband, Milton; her children Kristie and husband Frank, Stephen and wife Neely, and Matthew; stepchildren Miles, Marc and wife Danielle; grandchildren Tanner, Tess, Hudson, Luke, Logan, Laynie, Faith and Brenden. Shirley also leaves behind many family and friends who loved her dearly. Shirley is preceded in death by her late husband Tom Douglas Herridge, father Ivan G. Fleming and mother Eva B. Fleming, siblings Gene Fleming and Earl Fleming, stepdaughter Mishann Nelson-Holden. A viewing will be held Wednesday, December 13, from 6:30-8:30PM at Sam Houston Memorial in Willis. Her memorial service will be Thursday, December 14, at Family Faith Church in Willis. Burial will follow at John Hill Cemetery. You are invited to leave a written condolence on our website at


Published on from Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, 2017