ALBANY -- Mrs. Anita Nelson Pannell, 74 of McIntosh Rd. in Albany died October 4, 2012 at Willson Hospice House.
Funeral services will be Monday 11 AM at Kimbrell-Stern. Dr. William E. (Butch) Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
A native of Worth Co., GA Mrs. Pannell has lived in Albany 59 years. She was a long time member and nursery worker of First Baptist Church of Albany. She loved flowers, gardening and working in her yard. She also enjoyed cooking especially for her family. Mrs. Pannell was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will always be remembered for the love and joy she gave to her family, especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. Pannell was preceded in death by her parents, Paul H. and Leah Taft Nelson, her brothers and sisters, Roger Nelson, Pete Nelson, Sammy Lee Nelson, Billy Howell Nelson and Shirley N. Holley.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon Pannell of Albany, sons, Keith Pannell and his wife Kim of Albany, Glenn Pannell of Worth Co., GA, daughters, Pam Woody and her husband Joe of Leesburg, Patti Christian and her husband James of Cape Coral, FL and Kelly Epperson and her husband Eddie of Cape Coral , FL, brothers, Troy Nelson of Lee Co., GA, James Nelson and his wife Mary of Flint, MI, sister, Jean Lewis and her husband Robert of Americus, GA, four grandchildren, Emily Christian, Crystal Pannell, Zoe Epperson and Erin Epperson.
The family of Mrs. Anita Pannell would like to extend a special "Thanks" to the entire nursing staff and caregivers at Willson Hospice House, and to her home hospice nurse, Jennifer Roberts.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern.
Those desiring, please make memorials to First Baptist Church of Albany 145 Oakland Rd. Leesburg, GA 31763 or Albany Community Hospice 320 Foundation Ln. Alban y, GA 31721.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Pannell by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors