Elinor Anne Cordell

August 2, 1941 - October 29, 2019
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Elinor Anne “Nell” Cordell passed from her earthly life to her heavenly life on October 29, 2019. She was born in Leland, MS on August 2, 1941. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Bettye (Maganos) Nunnery and her husband, John Cordell. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Clack of Weatherford, TX, two daughters, Sherry Deason of Irving, TX and Nancy Bradford of Nevada, MO, seven granddaughters, Melissa Bumgarden of Irving, TX, Candace King of Ragley, LA, Amanda Adkihari of Carrollton, TX, Sara Clements of Nevada, MO, Stephanie Gallegos of Irving, TX, Amber Patterson of Irving, TX and Valerie Bradford of Irving, TX. One loving grandson-in-law Michael Gallegos and 15 great-grandchildren.
She graduated from Leland High School in 1959, married John and started a family. She worked as a bookkeeper from many years. Once their daughters had grown up and moved out, she went to college and ultimately earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. This led to a new career in Nursing Home Administration. She retired in 2003 and spent most of her time since then caring for her family and doing volunteer work for Many Helping Hands and Irving Cares.
She was very active at St Marks Episcopal Church. Working with the youth, serving at the altar, participating in the mentor program at Lee Britain Elementary. Most recently serving as Directress of the Altar Guild. She also worked with the DFW Cursillo Movement for many years and was a member of the Order of the Daughters of the King.
She was outspoken, opinionated, and sometimes downright stubborn and ornery. But she was also loving, kind, encouraging and uplifting. She knew who she was, and that Jesus loved her anyway. And so do we…. She was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed…
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St Marks Episcopal Church Irving, TX or to the Susan G Komen Foundation

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Jay Bower
Webb City, MO
Prayers for comfort, courage, and peace as well as for smiles and wonderful memories.
Paul and Betty Gilliam
Pelahatchie, MS
She was a lot of fun to be with and we loved her dearly
Amber Brandt
Sent Flowers in memory of Elinor Anne Cordell
Denise Jed
Panama City, FL
So many memories....
Bruce fontenot
Fort worth, TX
Great real lady with a lot of class and will be missed immensely !
With LOVE Bruce
Norma Deason
Ragley, LA
Sending prayers out to the family and friends.
Kelli Carroll
North Richland Hills, TX
Granny was such a unique personality who would make you laugh or would tell it like it was! I am glad she is with her father now and without pain.  She was loved by many and will be missed terribly.  Love you Granny!
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