Goodbyes Are Never Easy

This week our family endured heart break with the loss of Steven's grandmother, Mary Nell (also known as Mamaw or Geegee). Mary Nell was such a special lady; you rarely saw her without a smile on her face. She was beautiful both on the inside and outside. She was hilarious and loved to have fun. She loved her family and was always at some function supporting her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. But most importantly, she loved God and was a faithful servant.

I will miss her laugh, her gaudy jewelry, and her stories. She never made me feel like an in-law, with her, I was just part of the family, another one of her grandchildren. I think the greatest lesson I learned from her, besides loving God and loving your family, is to live life to its fullest. She loved her family and friends, was involved in everything she could possibly be involved in, and had fun doing it all. AND, she looked like a million dollars doing it all! 😊

She was such a wonderful great-grandmother to Brady, Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, and Rayleigh and they all adored her. She never came over to visit empty-handed, she always stopped by the Dollar Store and brought them some kind of toy or book and a snack. She was at all their events. I'm so sad they aren't old enough to remember how awesome she was and make their own memories with her, we will make sure that they remember her through our stories and pictures, but their time with her was far too short. She loved them so much and I'm thankful for the time they did have together.

She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Please keep our whole family in your prayers.

Be blessed,


6 Replies to “Goodbyes Are Never Easy”

  1. This is beautiful. I have a suit that she gave my mom years ago. My mom would say her fancy dressing friend. All of us have great memories of Ms. Mary Nell😘

  2. Lovely lady. I’ve known Mary Nell for 55 years. She was a vivacious lady who truly loved and cared about her family and friends. I’ve always thought of her as a distant mother. I shall truly miss her. She left a great legacy amongst all who knew her. Greg Cooley

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