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Nellie Jean Pace

SHELBY - Nellie Jean Junkin Pace, age 71, of Shelby, MS, died on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 at the Shelby Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 


Visitation will be held Friday, August 10, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the First Assembly of God in Cleveland.  Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 AM at First Assembly of God in Cleveland, MS.  Burial will be at the Delta Heights Memorial Gardens. Reverend Tim Cook and Jeremy Vanderburg will officiate the services


Nellie was born on May 10, 1947 to Lee and Hattie (Tyson) Junkin in Merigold, MS.  She married Billy Pace January 10, 1967.  She was a former Holiday Inn manager having worked through several mergers and name changes. Nellie was proud of her career that spanned 3 decades. She was also proud of the fact that at the age of 53 receiving her GED. Nellie loved her family and more especially her grandchildren. She loved laughing, joking and playing tricks on her friends and family. Nellie also enjoyed flowers, making crafts and decorating her home. She was a member of the Cleveland First Assembly of God.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Hattie Junkin, Husband, Billy Pace, brothers; John Junkin, Gerald Junkin, Danny Junkin and a grandson, Jonathan Kitchens.


Nellie is survived by Daughter, Terri (David) Kitchens of Cleveland, MS.  Daughter, Jessica (Tim) Cook of Vardaman, MS.  Brother, Bobby Junkin of Starkville, MS, Brother, Monroe Junkin of Jacksonville, AR.  Sister, Sue Lewellen of Troy, NC.  Two grandsons, Michael (Chasity) Kitchens, and Jakob Cook. One granddaughter, Colbie Cook. One great grandson, Bryson Kitchens. She also leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory. 


Pallbearers are David Kitchens, Tim Cook, Michael Kitchens, and Harold Ouzts.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; ACS CAN P.O. Box 720295 Oklahoma City, OK 73172-0295

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The On-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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Our sincere ondolences to your family.
"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

A. Caldwell Sep 4 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you.

Terri Kitchens Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love is truly difficult and I know Nellie will be missed. Please know our Heavenly Father holds out promises that can help us with our sorrow. One such promise is that death soon will be done away with forever (Revelation 21:4) and another promise is that "there is going to be a resurrection." (Acts 24:15). I pray these promises from God, who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) brings you comfort. For more comfort from the Bible visit www . jw . org.

Janiah Miles Aug 27 2018 12:00 AM

To the family of Nellie Jean Pace. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you.

Nancy Young Aug 19 2018 12:00 AM

A Traditional Funeral Basket was sent on August 8, 2018

We love and will greatly miss our sister-in-law and aunt Nellie. May she rest in eternal peace. Love from Gloria, Steve, Lori, Heather and Michael, Amber and Tara

Expression of Sympathy Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

Much sympathy and hugs for Nellie's family for comfort and peace. I was a classmate of Nellie's in Cleveland. What a sweet lady she was.

Janie Givens Miller

Janie Givens Miller Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

Praying for the Family during these hard times.

Amber Yates Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family!

Reba McKnight Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

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