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Nell Ramsey Finley
January 14, 1928 - June 28, 2020
Nellie (Nell) Finley died on June 28, 2020 in Flower Mound, Texas. She was born on January 14. 1928 in Austin, Mississippi to Claudia Lee and William H Taylor. Nell was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husbands; Edward H. Thompson, Jr. (the father of her children), Charles A. Ramsey, and Charles E. Finle…read more
Nellie (Nell) Finley died on June 28, 2020 in Flower Mound, Texas. She was born on January 14. 1928 in Austin, Mississippi to Claudia Lee and William H Taylor. Nell was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husbands; Edward H. Thompson, Jr. (the father of her children), Charles A. Ramsey, and Charles E. Finley; and two sons, Scott L. and James P. Thompson and six brothers and four sisters.
She worked for the FHA in Ft Worth, Martin’s Office Supply, Norman Lumber Company in Granbury, and for the US Census Bureau.
A member of the Granbury First United Methodist Church, she served in many capacities (as an officer in the local District and Conference Church and the Local District and Conference UMW and belonged to and taught the Chapel Sunday School class. She was a certified lay speaker and served in several capacities of the Methodist General Conference. She was a Life Member and Past Matron of the Granbury Chapter of The Order of The Eastern Star #530, also serving as an officer in both the local and in the Grand Chapter. As a member of the Hood County Child Protective Services, she served as secretary to the regional board in Arlington. She held many offices in the Tolar Home Extension Club, Hood County Home Extension Council, and was District 8 Director of Extension serving on the state board. She was a precinct chair and election judge for the Democratic Party, and served as Treasurer for Hood County Democrats and Secretary for New Century Democrats and on the board of the Texas Democratic Women of Hood County. She was a member of NARFE and served in several offices.
She is survived by four sons; Edward (Tommy) H. Thompson, III and wife Sandy of Denton, TX, Richard G. Thompson and wife Berte of Etters, PA, Gary A. Thompson and wife Janice of Morgan Mill, TX, Paul L. Thompson and wife Terry of Scottsdale, AZ, two daughters; Phyllis Hartsell and husband Larry of Hope Mills, NC, and Catherine Beck of Granbury, TX. She also leaves18 Grandchildren, 32 Great-grandchildren and ten Great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, representing each child’s family. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Fellowship – Chapel Sunday School Class of Granbury FUMC..
Funeral will be held at Granbury First United Methodist Church on July 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.; Lie in State 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020 Martin’s Funeral Home, Granbury (social distancing required), with burial at the Tolar Cemetery. Rev. Scott Goodfellow will officiate.
The family requests that any memorials be directed to Granbury First United Methodist Church, 301 Loop 567, Granbury, TX 76048.
Service under the direction of Martin’s Funeral Home.
My family and friends were please with the exceptional service we received from a very professional and considerate staff. Everything was organized and well presented. I don’t think my mother could have asked for a better service.