Nellie Mae Earwood, 91, passed from her earthly home to her heavenly home Thursday, January 23, 2014. Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Charles Stewart, pastor, and Brian Tullos, minister of worship, Cana Baptist Church, Burleson. The service will be interpreted in sign language by Jack and Carl Earwood, Jaclyn Seay and LaTonne Stout. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood. Pallbearers: Drew Altom, Scott Nordblom, Dan White, Sean Earwood, Shane Earwood and Jimmy Odom.
Memorials: Gifts in memory of Nellie Mae Earwood may be made to Heritage Square, 500 S. Beach, Fort Worth, Texas 76105. Ms. Earwood was born April 22, 1922, at her parents' home in Midland, according to earliest records. She attended the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe. She married her school sweetheart, Floyd Wilson Earwood Sr., in June 1943. Mr. Earwood died in October 1970 due to injuries from an automobile accident. Living in Fort Worth since 1951, Ms. Earwood was residing in the assisted living program for the deaf and deafblind at Heritage Square at the time of her death. She was a member of Cana Baptist Church in Burleson, which has a ministry to the deaf and hard of hearing.
As a loving daughter, sister, wife and grandmother, Ms. Earwood was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Etta Able of New Mexico; brother, William Able of Pennsylvania; husband, Floyd Wilson Earwood Sr. of Fort Worth; and a grandson, David King of Saginaw. Survivors: A beloved mother and grandmother, she is survived by her sons and their wives, Jack and Evelyn Earwood of Burleson, Floyd Jr. and Sherry Earwood of Fort Worth and Carl and Patricia Earwood of Burleson; daughters, Dorothy Earwood of Burleson and Kathy Jo Earwood of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Monday, January 27, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tue, January 28, 2014
Greenwood Memorial Park
Published in Star-Telegram on January 26, 2014