Alberta (Coleman) Nellum

Born: Tue., Jan. 8, 1935
Died: Sat., May 13, 2017


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Fri., May 19, 2017
Location: Boyd Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Boyd Funeral Home Chapel

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    Alberta Coleman Nellum, the baby of the late Rufus and Martha Coleman Sr., was born on January 8, 1935 in Lonoke County Arkansas. At an early age she became a follower of Christ at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, later united to New Zion Chapel .

Alberta became an accomplished seamstress after spending much time with her Aunt Beatrice. She helped provide for the family through many years of employment at Kellwood.

In November of 1955 she married Paul Nellum. They served as Pastor and 1st Lady of several churches, Jerusalem, Elm Grove and Mt. Cannan. Together they raised 17 children.

Alberta was called home to be with the Lord early May 13, 2017 at the age of 82.  Her parents, 6 brothers, 4 sons (Aaron, Ollie, Sylvester & Otis) and 3 daughters (Sarah, Betty & Annie) preceded her in death.

Loving memories will be carried on by her remaining family of 4 sons- Leeo (Mary) Nellum of Conway, Robert and Morris Nellum of Lonoke, and Collins Ray (Sherri) Nellum of Fort Smith; 6 daughters – Essie Johnson, Odessa Jones & Alice Rufus of Lonoke, Norma (John) Curlett of Conway, Paullester Walker of Sikeston, MO and Louise Scott of Little Rock; 2 brothers – L.C. Coleman of Lonoke and Roy Coleman of England; 40 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and a huge host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20 at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Lonoke Cemetery.



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Evelyn Bryant
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
My sincere condolences to your family. You are not alone during this time of great loss. The One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. Psalms 83:18 he is identified as the Creator of life. God has resurrected humans in the past on earth through his son Jesus Christ and he is eager to do it again. John 11:29-44. He even refers to death an enemy, 1 Corinthians 15:26. So take comfort in these scripture, for you are not alone.

Theresa Holland Wall
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your mother. May God continue to give you comfort in the days ahead.

Shelly Hall-Allbritton
   Posted Sun May 28, 2017
I am so deeply sorry Ray, for you and your entire families loss. Although, I didn't know your mother. I feel like, I kinda did through everyone's stories throughout the years. My deepest condolences and love to your entire family, in your time of need. God Bless you and your family. Always your classmate and friend, Shelly Hall and Lauren Allbritton.

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