Serena Kaye Nelson
Serena Kaye Nelson, 77, of Fort Worth and formerly of Andrews passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Fort Worth surrounded by her family.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at 2:00 PM Monday, May 14, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 201 NE 2nd Street, in Andrews with Dr. James T. Egan, Senior Pastor of The Journey Church, in Gainesville, Texas and Pastor Brant O’Connor of First Baptist Church in Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in the Andrews Old Cemetery under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3 PM – 8 PM and Monday from 9 AM – 12 PM at the funeral home. Please celebrate her life by visiting www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 – 5 PM at the funeral home and at Casabella, 900 NE Avenue K, in Andrews on Sunday from 5 PM – 8 PM. The family will receive friends on Monday following the graveside service at Dan and Pam Fisher’s residence at #35 Prairie Lane in Andrews.
Serena was born on December 14, 1940 in Gorman, Texas to Roy Lee Allen and Virgie Lee Hardin Allen. She was raised in Menard, Texas and moved to Andrews in 1946. At the age of 12, her sweet Mom passed away, and her dad married Lula Vance Allen. She was blessed with two more sisters and two more brothers. Serena graduated from Andrews High School in 1959 and began pursuing a flight attendant career in Omaha, Nebraska. She shortly returned to Andrews to marry Jack Nelson on August 14, 1960. They made Andrews their home, and she began a career at the Andrews County News in advertising for 54 years, until her retirement in 2016. She and Jack raised a son and two daughters. Serena loved Jesus, the church, her family, friends, and Andrews. She was involved in the Women’s Division of the Andrews Chamber of Commerce and the Andrews Ex’s Association. She has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Andrews for 67 years. Serena loved studying the Word of God and was involved in numerous bible studies including Bible Study Fellowship for five years. Serena’s love was spending time on the coast with family and enjoying her children and grandchildren.
Serena is survived by her husband, Jack, of 57 years of Fort Worth and formerly of Andrews, one son, Randy Nelson and wife, Linda, of San Antonio, two daughters, Kelli Egan and husband, Dr. James Truett Egan, of Gainesville, Texas, and Jana Clark and husband, Scott, of Fort Worth, one daughter-in-love, Penny Dupler Nelson, eight grandchildren, Nash, Noah, and Nantz Nelson and Callen and Jessie Madden Clark, Kara Grace and Truett Egan, and Kolten Galindo, one brother, Duane Gibson of Austin, three sisters, Shirley Morrow of Abilene, Pat Watts and husband, Don, of Eastland, and Susan Gibson Mueller and husband, Bob, of Austin, and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Barbara Loper, and brothers, Roy Gene Allen and Mike Gibson.
Memorials may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607 or www.samaritanspurse.org.