Posted: Mon 11:18 AM, Aug 19, 2013
Funeral Home: Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel
August 22, 1917-August 13, 2013
Nellie Ruth Barnett Weedon went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 13th, just nine days shy of her 96th birthday. Visitation will be Sunday, August 18th from 5:00-7:00PM at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1515 S. College Ave., Bryan, with services scheduled for 10:00AM Monday, August 20th at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Steep Hollow Cemetery.
Nellie was born in Bryan, Texas, on August 22, 1917, the daughter of John Douglas Barnett Jr. and Bessie Ora Bond Barnett. The oldest of five Barnett children, Nellie sacrificed tirelessly to help support the family after her father's passing. Growing up, Nellie and her sisters and brother spent countless hours with their family passion-their love for music. Vocally and instrumentally, the Barnett children entertained family and friends for many years.
Nellie married Hardy Lynn Weedon Sr. on July 18th, 1936 and they settled in the Steep Hollow community. They were members of the Steep Hollow Baptist Church. With a husband operating a dairy farm, Nellie's task was raising their three children: Lynell, Hardy Jr., and Doug. Growing up on a farm, she learned to live off the land and developed a love for cooking. If you ever visited her home, she'd be ready with a hot meal or just a snack.
Holidays were always special occasions. With kids, grandkids, great grandkids and even great, great, grandkids, Nellie always made sure everyone was fed and happy. These were her personal favorite times, when her family was together. Her peace was found in the connection of her family, threaded through five generations, who knew Nellie Weedon as a strong spiritual woman who cherished her personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Nellie loved her family and was proud of her family history. She loved to play dominoes and actually dominated her '42' parties, but she would always let the grandkids and great grandkids find a way to beat her.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband Hardy Lynn Weedon Sr., daughter Lynell Weedon Evans, great, great grandson Keaton Musgrove and great grandsons Blake Holladay and Dusty Holladay, sisters Gertrude Garner and Bessie Pearl Manley and brother Anson Carrington Barnett.
She is survived by sister Neola Lorene Barnett; sons Hardy Weedon Jr and wife Daphne, Doug Weedon and wife Connie, Son-in Law Johnnie Evans, grandkids Diane Kelm & husband David, Debbie Holladay and husband Ben, Johnnie B. Evans, Lynn Evans, Jimmy Evans, Sue Liere & husband Leslie, Carl Weedon & wife Wendy, Scott Schultz & wife Kym, Mandie Bayer & husband Jared, Mark Weedon & wife Shelli, Heather Rutledge & husband Robert and Harold "Bear" Weedon & wife Jennifer; great grandkids Victoria Liere, Matthew Kelm, Chris Musgrove, James Musgrove & wife Tori, Trisha Cox, Katie Myers & husband Jacob, Jordon Schultz, Madison Schultz, McKenzy Schultz, Brelynn Wagner, Brylie Wagner, Blaine Wagner, Gaven Schultz, Camryn Schultz, Justus Bayer, Colton Bayer, Stefani Cortez & husband Chris, Kyndal Green & husband Nathan, Alan Weedon, Arin Weedon, Bode Rutledge, Rob Rutledge, Courtney Winslow, Hannah Weedon and Tyler Weedon; great, great grandkids Sidan Devine, Kashton Musgrove, Mason Cox, Jaxon Cox, Jayden Cortez and Jaryn Cortez, and a host of other loving family members and friends.
The family wants to extend a special thank-you to Norene Johnson, Igbal Awooda and Stacy Atterbury for their generous and unselfish gift of time and love as caregivers to Nellie.
Memorials can be made in Nellie's honor to Twin City Mission, PO Box 3490, Bryan, TX 77805 or the Steep Hollow Cemetery Association, PO Box 4402, Bryan, TX 77805.