Nell Marie "Mama Nell" Coots, 97, of Stanton, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, in a Stanton nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Nell was born Dec. 27, 1916 in Johnson Station, Miss. and married J. W. Coots Feb. 8, 1941, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death June 25, 1985. She worked in the cafeteria at Kentwood Elementary. She loved cooking, baking, traveling and being with her grandchildren.
Nell is survived by her son, Joe Coots Sr. and wife, Judy of Midland; three grandsons; one granddaughter; four great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and one great-great-grandson.
In addition to her husband, Nell was preceded in death by her parents, William Kirby and Bonnie Mae (Mercier) Dickerson; one daughter, Shirley Marie Nichols; son-in-law, Doug Nichols; and three grandchildren, Sherri Lynn Leonard, Shirley Ann Coots and Stoney Mervin Casselman.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at:www.npwelch.com