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Nelda DePoyster

March 29, 1937 — October 1, 2023

Little Rock, AR

Nelda DePoyster

 

Nelda DePoyster, 86, ran into the arms of her beloved husband on Sunday, October 1, 2023, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from Glendale High School, attended North Mississippi Community College, and received a B.S. and Master of Education from Mississippi State University.

After 36 years of teaching accounting, shorthand, typewriting, and junior high English, Nelda retired. Her husband, Dr. Bobby DePoyster, retired after 37 years of coaching, teaching and administration. In 1995, they returned to their home in Alcorn County, Mississippi, and loved worshiping at Strickland Church of Christ. Dr. DePoyster unexpectedly passed away in 2002, prompting Nelda to move closer to her children and five grandchildren. 

Those left to cherish Nelda's memories include son, David (Virmarie) DePoyster of North Little Rock, AR.; daughter, Leigh (Danny) Pannell of Olive Branch, MS.; five grandchildren, Grant DePoyster, Anna (Donovan) Kelly; Daniel (Maggie) Pannell, Katie (Ethan) Wright; Lilly Pannell. Great-grandchildren, Copper, Madelyn, Drew. Brothers-in-law: Cayce (Reba) DePoyster of Booneville; Sisters-in-law: Patricia DePoyster Nachbar, Corinth; Grace DePoyster of Corinth; Niece: Diana Bonds of Iuka; Nephew: Bill (Tina) Stevens of Glen, MS; other relatives, and a host of many special friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Opal and Ludie Coln Stevens, brothers Olen and Billy Donald; Grandparents: Jane and Monroe Stevens, Moore and Cynthia Coln. 

Visitation will be this Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. and service at 2 p.m. -at Magnolia Funeral Home – 2024 Hwy 72 East, Corinth, MS 38834 – www.magnoliafuneralhome.net. 

Minister Brad Dillingham will lead services, and David DePoyster will deliver the eulogy. A private burial will be held at Indian Springs Cemetery.

Our family fell in love with Nelda's caretakers at House of Three; Tori, Samantha, Sherry, Lora, and Kristi provided exceptional care for Nelda as she walked to the heavenly gate. We would also like to thank Andrea with Hospice Home Care for her incredible clinical care. Donations can be made to Hospice Home Care's Tribute of Life Foundation instead of flowers. https://www.tributeoflife.org/ or Pine Vale Children’s Home https://www.pinevalechildrenshome.com

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Visitation

Saturday, October 7, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Magnolia Funeral Home - East

2024 Hwy 72 East Annex, Corinth, MS 38834

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 7, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Magnolia Funeral Home - East

2024 Hwy 72 East Annex, Corinth, MS 38834

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