Nellie C. Maddox was the second of three children born on Dec. 20, 1934, to the late Mr. Cleveland and Mrs. Susie Mae Manuel.
She accepted Christ at an early age at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Nellie, affectionally called “Mama” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly; she raised two as her own, Jameka and Cameron.
On Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, Nellie fulfilled her destiny on her 84th birthday transitioning to her heavenly home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland (Susie Mae) Manuel; one brother, Paul Manuel; one sister, Mary Maddox; three children, Leon, Grady and Gracie Maddox.
She leaves to cherish her memories five children, Mrs. Linda Heard, Mr. Nathaniel Maddox, Mrs. Angela Maddox, Mrs. Donna (Mike) Hill and Mrs. Vickie (Charles) Clayborn; three grandchildren, Jameka Huff, Cameron Clayborn and Chianti Hill; three great-grandchildren, Shernyla, D’Maury and Kaleb and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Shlton Brown and the Rev. William H. Gaither officiating.