Frances Janelle Williams Grant passed from this life on Feb. 29, 2020 at Sunshine Healthcare in Pontotoc.
Nell was born in Sunflower County on Jan. 4, 1931 to Thomas Edward and Ora Modena Williams. She started her working career as a switchboard operator with the local telephone company. She worked at Baxter Laboratories for over 20 years before working at Edwards Rexall Drugs and finally retiring from Planters Bank and Trust in Ruleville. Nell was a faithful Christian who worshipped with the Hwy. 15 Church of Christ in Pontotoc.
Services were held at Hwy. 15 Church of Christ at 3 p.m. Monday, March 2 with Bro. Robert Kingsley and Bro. Leslie Grant officiating. Interment was at Baldwin Memorial Gardens in Pontotoc. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Noel Grant Jr.; and six brothers, James, Thomas D., Wilbur, George, Thomas E. and Curtis Williams.
Nell is survived by two sons, Noel Grant III (Ann) of Pontotoc and Leslie Grant (Sheila) of Amory; two daughters, Bernice Miller (Bobby) of Courtland and Faith Grant of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Karen Cummins (Andy), Jackie Langford (Alan), Shelley Summerford (Steven), Sara Beth Chunn and Shayne Grant (Tacy); and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Alan Langford, Andy Cummins, Bobby Miller, Steven Summerford, Shayne Grant and Robert Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Jackson Chunn, Grant Summerford, Loden Grant, Jacob Langford and Jon David Grant.