Nell Marie Peery Elswick


Nell Marie Peery Elswick, age 98 of Tazewell, VA passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Tazewell, VA. She was born November 25, 1920 at the Liberty community of Tazewell County, VA and was a daughter of the late Walter George and Very Lee Vencil Peery.
Nell loved sewing, quilting and crocheting, many times giving her labors of love as gifts to her family and friends; she had worked as a seamstress for Patch Blossom, a retailer of goods created in the Appalachian Mountains. She was a member of Bundy's Chapel Baptist Church in Witten's Valley, VA where she was an active member of the Women's Missionary Union. Nell was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club.
Mrs. Elswick loved her family, each person very special to her heart; she looked forward to and loved attending the Peery Family Reunions. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart A. "Pood" Elswick; son in-law, Roger White; three sisters, Margaret Ellen "Beck" Howery, Nannie White and Beulah Lockhart; three brothers, Glenn Peery, George Peery and Clarence "Flea" Peery.
Those who survive to cherish her memory include her daughter, Marie White of Tazewell, VA; granddaughter, Rebekah Marie Ritter of Bluefield, VA; grandson, Jim White and wife, Dena of Tazewell, VA; three great-grand children, Jill Marie Parker and husband, Skylar of Brandon, MS, Joni Lee Strange and husband, Michael of Cameron, NC and Aaron Pena of Surprise, AZ; three great-great grandchildren, Brody, Bowen and Brynnlee Joy Marie Parker all of Brandon, MS; former grandson in-law, David Ritter of Springville, VA; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elswick will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, VA with Evangelist Robert Elswick and Rev. Ronnie Hess officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. Nephews, Great-Nephews and other family members will serve as pallbearers. Joe White will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
In addition to floral arrangements, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Heritage Hall - Resident Council: 282 Ben Bolt Ave, Tazewell, VA 24651.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Elswick and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at
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Tom, Chris's Hullett and Earnie Lovern
Aug 19, 2019
Sending love hugs and prayers to all the family. ❤