Atkinson obit

Mrs. Nell Atkinson, 87 of Graceville passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Washington County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Sean Rezek officiating, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Family request flowers be omitted and memorials be given in Mrs. Nell’s memory  to Poplar Springs Baptist Church 1098 Lovewood Road, Graceville, FL  32440 or to the First United Methodist Church  P.O. Box 376 Graceville, FL  32440.

Mrs. Nell was born in Jackson County, FL on July 15, 1929 to the late Wilmer Snell and Bessie Underwood Snell. A graduate of Graceville High School, Mrs. Nell spent most of her life as a homemaker. Later in life she was “Mama Nell” to Kara Campbell and Alianne Watson and Annalaura Watson Collins.

She is predeceased by her loving husband David Morse Atkinson, parents and her sister Patricia Snell Grantham.

She is survived by her son Martin David Atkinson, Jacksonville FL and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers at Washington County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.