Nedra Kay Schilders, 62, of Crossett, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2023, at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born in Lufkin, Texas, on March 28, 1961, to her parents, W.T. and Lois Chandler Schilders, was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church, and a 1979 graduate of Crossett High School.
After completing her education, she embarked on a career in teaching, touching the lives of countless students at the Abiding Faith Christian School and the Arkansas School for the Blind. Her nurturing spirit and genuine care for her students made her an exceptional educator, as she went above and beyond to mold their young minds and ensure their success. With a compassionate soul and dedication to others, she also worked as a nanny along with caring for the elderly.
Nedra strived to follow Christ’s teachings and spread kindness wherever she went. Her unwavering commitment to living a life of service made a profound impact on those around her, and her memory will continue to inspire others to follow in her footsteps.
Beyond her professional and religious endeavors, Nedra found joy in caring for her cats and her various hobbies and creative pursuits. She possessed a passion for reading and writing stories, along with crocheting and working on other crafts. Her artistic abilities were a testament to her creativity and attention to detail.
Above all, Nedra's heart was filled with love for her family, especially her nieces and nephews. Her genuine affection for children was evident in every interaction, as she showered them with affection and care.
Nedra Kay Schilders will be remembered as an honest and loving soul who touched the lives of many. Her selflessness and dedication to her family, friends, and community will forever be treasured.
Along with her father, she is preceded in death by two brothers; Wade Alan and Warren Schilders.
Nedra is survived by her mother, Lois Schilders; one brother, Wayne Schilders (Myong) of Yuma, Arizona; one nephew, Sam Schilders and one niece, Sara Schilders both of Chandler, Arizona; one great niece Autumn Domschke and one nephew, Dean Domschke also of Chandler, Arizona.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 16th, at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett, with Pastor Mike Griffith, officiating, followed by interment at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in her memory.
Parkinson's Foundation South Central Chapter
Little Rock AR 72204