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A graveside service will be held for Nelda Powell Lanier at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2020 in the Jasper City Cemetery, Jasper, Texas. A Memorial Service for Nelda will follow at 3:00 p.m., at the Holly Springs Baptist Church in the Holly Springs Community.

Nelda Powell Lanier, age 85, was born on June 9, 1934 to Price and Nannie Powell in the Holly Springs community in Jasper County, joining older sister, Susie Powell Simmons and brothers, R. C. and Garland Powell. After graduating from Jasper High School, she spent her career working as a secretary for the company that eventually became Temple-Inland. Some of her favorite people were her nieces and nephews, Linda and Rick Ansell; Nancy and Rick Miller; Lynne Lanier; Bill and Mary Jane Holmes; Lou Ann and Curtis Raetz; Jennifer and Ed Haar and Nancy and Mark Bohac.

Nelda is survived by her only child, Sue and her husband Clayton; grandchildren, John Buck and Erin Buck.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Price and Nancy Jane Powell; and her husband of 54 years, John F. Lanier.

Nelda loved her family, she loved her church, but most of all she loved her Savior Jesus Christ.

Memorials may be made to your local Gideon’s Camp.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.