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WYTHEVILLE, VA Nellie Mae Tolbert Atwell went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2017 at age eighty-nine years old. She was surrounded by her loved ones.?
Mrs. Atwell was born on May 18, 1928. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Millard Atwell, her son, James Millard Atwell, Jr., her grandson, Matthew Jason Berry and her son-in-law, George Stephen Rouse.?
Mrs. Atwell is survived by her daughter, Geneva Mae Berry of Wytheville, Virginia; her daughter, Mary Faye Rouse of Chilhowie, Virginia; her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Tom Collins of Wytheville, Virginia; daughter-in-law, Deborah Kitts Atwell of Rocky Gap, Virginia; granddaughter, Donna Berry Kirk; grandson and wife, Dickie and Lesa Berry; grandson and wife, James and Benga Atwell; grandson and wife, Brad and Michelle Atwell; granddaughter and husband, Heather and John Luttrell; grandson and wife, Chris and Monica Atwell; six grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and special family member, Deidra Garner.
A graveside service is scheduled for Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Reverend Ralph Kidd will officiate the ceremony. There will be a visitation at the mausoleum on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Deidra Garner who has cared for "Miss Nellie" for the last four years. Special thanks to Brenda Bias for her care and dedication during this time.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com
Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Nellie Mae Tolbert Atwell.
Published on July 8, 2017
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