Published 2:30 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Nell Dillard Pugh, 92, slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, while surrounded by her loved ones.
She leaves behind her three children and spouses, Ronnie and Rhonda Pugh, Cheryl and Gary Magee, and Steffi Pugh and Patrick (Ben) Morris; and also, six grandchildren and spouses, Rhonda and Delos Williams, Kevin and Sondra Magee, Keri and Myron Crowe, Kacie Breen, Kelli Burch (Joe Orr), and Michael and Karen Kyle. She was also great-grandmother to 17: Timothy Sanderson, Camron Williams, Colin Williams (Marsha), Ben and Haley Williams, Christopher (C.J.) Hickman, Selena and Matthew Paysant, Ryan and Haley Hickman, Kelsey Magee, Adam Magee, Darrien and Caleb Creel, Jason Crowe (Katelyn), Stephanie Crowe, Jeffrey Slaughter, Aiden Breen, Kaley Kyle, Brooklin Kyle and Ethan Kyle.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Kendall Pugh; her parents, Hubert Dillard and Rosella Wheat; and siblings, Ray Stuart, Joe Dillard, Elsie Dillard and Eunice Dillard.
Nell, known as Nanny to many, had many loves in her life, but her first love was of God. She was a faithful member of First United Pentecostal Church in Bogalusa and as long as her health permitted, she could be found on her favorite pew. Her second love was of her children and their families. Those who were acquainted with her, know that she loved to work in her yard, mowing the grass and tending her beautiful flowers. On any pretty day, she would be on her lawnmower or in her flower gardens. She maintained her own yard until she was almost 90.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, her remembrance service will be held graveside for family and close friends on Wednesday, Dec. 16, beginning at 2 p.m., at Mizell Cemetery. The family requests that COVID safety precautions be utilized. The Rev. Travis Houston will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Leon Hickham. Pallbearers will be Timothy Sanderson, Camron Williams, C.J. Hickman, Ryan Hickman, Adam Magee, Jason Crowe, Jeffrey Slaughter, Aiden Breen and Ethan Kyle. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to her church or a charity of choice in her memory.
Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.