Nelda Jean Popejoy
Nelda Jean Popejoy of the Shiloh community passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 in Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, at age 79.
Funeral services are Tuesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams of the Church of Christ in Groesbeck officiating. Burial will follow at Hogan Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be H.G. Wilson, Carlton Weishun, Kenneth Baker, Scott Wilson, Charles Self, Orlando Oviedo and Dillan Terry.
Nelda was born in Groesbeck Dec. 3, 1934 to Herbert Voshiel and Cora (Boyd) Wilson, and attended school in Groesbeck. She married James Popejoy and while they lived in Dallas, she worked as administrator of North Haven Nursing Center for 20 years. After she retired in 1989, they moved back to Limestone County and lived in Shiloh. Nelda worked for 17 years as transit supervisor for Limestone County Senior Citizen Center in Groesbeck. Nelda enjoyed gardening with James and sewing, cross-stitch and making quilts. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Nelda was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dorothy Baker; a brother, Herbert Wilson; her husband, James Popejoy; and in 2013, her son, Larry James Popejoy.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Jones and husband Bobby of Groesbeck; grandchildren, Christy Cooper of Hampshire, Brandy Weishun and husband Carlton of Garland, Courtney Abbott and Lora Abbott and husband Orlando; a brother, Dale Wilson and his wife Johnnie of Groesbeck; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of friends in the Limestone County community.
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