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Nelia C. Wickersham
Nelia C. Wickersham, 87, of Klondike passed away Wednesday morning October 27, 2021 at Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville. Nelia was born on August 13, 1934, in Klondike, Texas, the daughter of James Carl Humphries and Reda Mae Roark Humphries. She married H.E. "Buddy" Wickersham on April 5, 1953, in DeQueen, Arkansas. Her love for children was displayed through her 50 + years as an educator. She taught for more than 40 of those years at O'Banion Middle School in Garland, Texas, where she received the honor of being selected as Teacher of the Year, while serving there. Mrs. Wickersham also showed her support for her four children by being their most avid fan, whether it be for athletics, band, choir, of FFA activities. She loved to cook, sew, crochet and travel with her husband Buddy. She was a longtime member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Garland.
Nelia is survived by three children: Brad Wickersham and wife Jill from Campbell, Tx., Teresa Lynn Wickersham of Dallas, and Kyle Wickersham and wife Judy from Klondike, Tx. Five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one brother, Lyndol Humphries and wife Bettye of Campbell also survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Buddy, and a daughter, Shelly Wickersham Armour.
Visitation for Mrs. Wickersham will be held in the Jones-Walker Funeral Chapel at 1209 Live Oak, Commerce, Tx. on Monday November 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones-Walker Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at the Shiloh Cemetery in Klondike, Tx. following the funeral service. Bro. Steve "Fuji" Bryan will officiate and those serving as pallbearers will be: Chris Morris, Jacob Wickersham, David Humphries, Michael Humphries, Larry Humphries, and Colton Morris.
Correction, Nelia Wickersham was my first grade teacher at Watson Elementary in Garland not Central. Connie
Connie Harg Nov 2 2021 8:11 PM
Mrs. Wickersham was my 1st grade teacher and I was in her first class to teach at Central Elementary. She was a loving, kind and giving person. She would take some of us girls home with her to have a sleep over on Friday nights. We all felt very loved and special. I'm thankful I got to talk to her on her birthday this year and that she seemed happy to hear from me. She will always have a most special place in my heart. Sending my sincere sympathy to all the family. Love, Connie Hargis Ortega
Connie Hargis Ortega Nov 2 2021 8:08 PM
Kyle, praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
Grace Crabb Nov 2 2021 9:03 AM