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Nellie Juanita Henshaw Overton

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Nell Juanita Henshaw Overton loved her life at Cedar Creek for 40 years. Born in Houston Dec. 8, 1925 to Harry and Rosalie Henshaw. Nell passed away peacefully in her home looking at her beautiful lake where she prayed for you and all God’s creatures and creation every morning. Nell enjoyed many activities including square dancing with the Log Cabin Swingers, the Republican Club, the Literary Club and the Women’s Club. In 1995, Nell was named Woman of the Year by the Business Professional Women’s Club of Cedar Creek. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Mabank. She is survived by her daughter Cherry Overton Haymes and David of Dallas and her son Robert Randal Overton and Pilar of Gun Barrel City, granddaughter Haley McKenna Haymes and Jared and grandson Brandon Reese Overton and Tammy and her great-granddaughter Kinsey and five sisters and one brother, her nephew Frank Pokluda, and nieces Sue Wallace and Jere and Romelle Turner and Ray. She was a wonderful mother, aunt and the best of all grandmother. Nell was a spirited woman who spoke her mind and will be missed by all who loved her. Donations may be made to MEDS for Africa, 12001 Timberlake Ct., Dallas, Tx. 75230 or Strategic Mission Partners, 8050 Precinct, Colleyville, Tx. 76034.