Henrietta's Story

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Graveside services for Henrietta Nelms Neal Walling, 98 of Weatherford, formerly of Tennessee Colony, will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Land of Memory Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.
Henrietta was born January 31, 1918 at Tennessee Colony, Texas to Henry and Susie Bell Via Nelms. She died Monday, December 26, 2016, in Willow Park, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willard (son of Alma and Floyd Neal), and second husband, Joe Walling. Three children were born to Willard and Henrietta; Dolores Neal Carter Chastain, Bobby Gene Neal, and Sammy Lynn Neal. Tragically Sammy died at nine months.
Both Henrietta and Willard were life-time members of Tennessee Colony Church and both worked and volunteered to make the community a wonderful place to live and bring up children. Willard was named to the "Wall of Honor", in the Community Improvement Association, Henrietta was "Queen" salesperson for the annual fish fry and fund raisers. Always ready when any family needed help, such as her delivering one to three babies, or Willard taking his grandchildren each summer to mow the Tennessee Colony Cemetery. Henrietta was a very active member of the Order of Eastern Star with a life membership and Willard was an active Mason.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tennessee Colony Church, Tennessee Colony Community Center, or Tennessee Colony Cemetery Association.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 27, 2016
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