Nelda Jane Anderson

February 14, 1948 – April 2, 2022

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Nelda Jane Anderson, age 74, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Pontotoc Health and Rehab Center surrounded by her daughters and best friend. She was born February 14, 1948 to William Eulice and Josie Parham Thompson. Nelda enjoyed being a member of the Pontotoc Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for the last ten years. She was a 1966 graduate of Randolph High School and retired from ITW Paslode in Pontotoc.

Having a green thumb, she took meticulous pride in her lawn and was continually adding to her wide variety of flowers. Though a life-long cat lover, she developed a particular fondness to canines as well in her later years. Nelda delighted in watching hummingbirds and keeping them well fed. Additionally, she enjoyed reading, consuming all things lemon (especially lemon ice box pie) and watching Jeopardy. However, her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren – especially taking them fishing and picking flowers.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Williams from the Kingdom Hall officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM immediately preceding the service.

Survivors include her two daughters, Kristy Tunnell (Adam) of Starkville and Mindy Wright (Clint) of Mooreville; a sister, Colistie Celestine Jones (George Winford) of Randolph; a sister-in-law, Kay Fitts Thompson of Randolph; four grandchildren, Logan, Sawyer, and Wyatt Tunnell; and Olivia Wright; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and five brothers, Philip, Wendell, Robert, Verrell and Norris Thompson.

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April 09, 2022

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  1. Dear Anderson family, one of the saddest things someone can experience is the death of a loved one. Did you know the Bible compares death to sleep? (Psalms 13:3) Just as a person who is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him, the dead are not conscious of anything. There is a promise of hope in the Bible. Our loving God has promised to awaken the dead, as if from sleep, and give them life again. Acts 24:15 says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” The bible offers comfort for those who are grieving and I hope this brings you comfort as well.


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