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Rev. Nellie Mae Bescher

December 24, 1930 — February 2, 2024


Nellie Mae Bescher, born 12/24/1930, passed away 2/2/24 in her favorite purple robe.  She is survived by her nephew Michael Bescher of Missouri, her cousin Wilma Hadley of Greensboro and several other cousins.

By all accounts, Nellie was a sparkler.  She was an engaging, loving and generous person who led a colorful life.  Beginning at the age of 16 her music led her to play piano and sing with a gospel group.  That experience lead to 27 years playing gospel music on Sunday afternoons on WGWR radio station and traveling across the southeast.  During this time she developed her professional career at Acme McCrary; becoming one of the first female executives in the county.  

Family was very important to her; she spent many happy hours visiting with them.  In addition, she took on the responsibility of raising three nephews and provided them with a good start in this life. 

She retired from Acme McCrary after more than 40 years to become an ordained minister.  Her mission was to go where she was called as churches transitioned from one minister to another.  She also spent time visiting with the elderly population at local facilities.  

Nellie was never far from her piano and music.  After her second “retirement” she sang and directed choirs as she was called  to do so.  It was also during this time that her creativity was expressed through creating draperies and other accessories for the home in conjunction with three talented local interior designers. 

At her base, she was a strong woman guided by her deeply held Christian beliefs and values.  She was and independent, loving person who could charm and engage everyone with whom she came in contact.   Her light will continue to shine in the hearts of all whom she touched.  

A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 10:00 am at Oaklawn Cemetery with Jeff Nobles officiating.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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