Nellie Herndon Voorhees
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Nellie Herndon Voorhees
  • June 24, 1929 - November 7, 2016
  • Katy, Texas

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Nellie Herndon Voorhees, an adored wife, mother and grandmother, was born to parents Harvey Jackson Herndon and Mary Ollie (Register) Herndon, on Monday, June 24, 1929 near Midland City, in Dale County, Alabama. With a loving family by her side, she passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Katy, Texas at the age of 87.

After graduating from nursing school as a Registered Nurse, Nellie worked for a time at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. She moved to Houston, Texas in 1961, and while working at the VA Hospital, met and later married her husband John.

Nellie is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, John Voorhees; her loving daughters, Marsha Voorhees and husband Tony Gerik, Carol Serrano and husband Frank; and by her beloved grandchildren, Morgan Gerik, Olivia Gerik, Joshua Serrano, Vincent Gerik and Jonah Serrano. Also surviving are her cherished sisters, Lue Verna Dykes of Dothan, Alabama, Janice Rogers of Chipley, Florida, other loving family members and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, three sisters and three brothers.

Family and friends will gather and share memories during a visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9th at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston.

On Thursday morning, November 10th a graveside service began at 10:00 a.m. in Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, and was immediately followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of BridgePoint Bible Church, 13277 Katy Freeway. Pastor Wayne Martin officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nellie's name, would be appreciated to BridgePoint Bible Church, 13277 Katy Freeway in Houston, Texas 77079, (832) 448-1330.