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Connie Sue (Stanley) Nelms

October 28, 1951 ~ March 31, 2020 (age 68)

Connie Sue Nelms, 68, of Lake Village, formerly of Crossett, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center.  She was born on October 28, 1951, to her parents, Marvin and Martha Jackson Stanley. Connie grew up in Crossett and for 25 years worked for Bemis Bag Company/Hood Packaging before eventually retiring in 2016.

She enjoyed being outdoors, going fishing with her family, and cuddling with her puppies, Sadie and Nicky.  She also enjoyed cooking but wouldn’t pass on an opportunity to go out to eat. 

She was hard-headed, and never hesitated to tell it like it was.  However, her sense of humor revealed itself often whenever she was given an opportunity to pick on someone, which she delighted in.

Connie’s favorite time of the year was Christmas.  She could hardly wait to watch all the kids open their presents.  She adored her family, especially her grandchildren and great grands who held a special place in her heart.    

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 46 years, John Curtis Nelms, and one son, Benji Ray Howington.

She is survived by one daughter, Tammie Woods, and husband, James; and grandchildren, Josh and Tara Woods all of Lake Village; and three great-grandchildren, Dalton Woods, Paisley Woods, and Kayden Chavis also of Lake Village; one sister, Dolores Pruitt, and husband, Harold, of Crossett; and three half brothers, Bobby, Billy, and Mike Stanley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Crossroads Cemetery with Bro Ricky Pruitt, officiating under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Randy Pruitt, Rodney Pruitt, Ricky Pruitt, Josh Woods, James Woods, and Harold Pruitt.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Cemetery or the charity of your choice.


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 Service Information

Private Graveside Service

Cross Roads Cemetery

Crossett, Arkansas 71635

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