Nellie Rue Wilbanks
May 15, 1923 ~ February 21, 2015
Bentonville, Arkansas
Nellie Rue Wilbanks, 91, of Bentonville, AR died February 21,
2015 in Rogers, AR.  She was born May 15, 1923 in Marietta,
Mississippi to Troy Ramey and Addie Sue Warren.

She was a faithful, active church member throughout her life.
She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the desire to
serve others brought her great joy.  Nellie was a beautician who
owned and operated Nell's Beauty Shop in Dell, AR then later
began a career as a bank teller in Blytheville, AR. She was an
excellent cook, enjoyed fixing big dinners for everyone, loved
her family, and especially loved listening to gospel music.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63
years, Porter Wilbanks; two sisters and three brothers.

Nellie is survived by one son, Paul Wilbanks of Unionville, TN;  
one daughter, Brenda Bahn-Moore and husband, Mitchell of
Bentonville;  five grandchildren,  Anita Bruce and husband
Rickey,  Terry Wilbanks and wife,  Brenda, Paula Wilson,
Michele Hoyt, Michael Bahn and wife, Tina; 12
great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces
and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00PM, Tuesday, February 24,
2015 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers.

Funeral services will be at 11:00AM, Wednesday, February 25,
2015 at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Chapel in Rogers with Pastor
James Longmate officiating.  Burial will follow in Bentonville

Pallbearers are Terry Wilbanks, Michael Bahn, Matthew Bruce,
Zachary Bruce, Ryan Hoyt, and Dick DeVore.

Honorary Pallbearers are Mitchell Moore, Paul Wilbanks and
David Bahn.

Memorials may be made to Loving Choices Pregnancy Center,
801 South 7th Street, Rogers, Arkansas 72756 or

The family wishes to recognize The Staff at Ashley Health and
Rehab for the loving care shown to "Mama Nell" and her family
for many years.


Prayers for you and your family
Janet Caviness

Aunt Brenda, Michelle, & Michael,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and grandma. She was a
precious and sweet lady that loved to serve. I really wish I could be
there to pay my respects but weather and work stand in the way. My
thoughts and prayers will be with you over the next several days. May
you find comfort, strength, and peace knowing she has been welcomed
into heaven! Love all of you!  Kim Anderson

Brenda, Mitchell, your children and grandchildren,
sometimes words can't express in the 3 years I have been blessed with
taking care of Mama Nell I'm forever grateful you trusted your lovely
mama in my care.  What a gentle soul and Christian lady.  I also want to
thank Mitchell and Brenda for your loving friendship you have always
showed towards me over the last 3 years words can't express the love I
have for you all.  Your faith is strong and Mama is finally home with
your daddy Brenda and having coffee and gospel singing with her
beloved Elvis.  In the upcoming days I pray you find peace.  
Much love,
Kim Maffei

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious mother and grand mother.  I
know she will be so missed by all the family.  
God bless you all.
With love, Patsy

Dear Brenda and family,
My heart was touched when I learned of your mom's passing.  You all
will be in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.  It is
such a comfort to think of the glad reunion we soon will enjoy with our
loved ones! May God comfort your hearts in the meantime.
Kim Watkins-Anderson

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Tiffany Bross

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  
Janet Hall
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