Nell (Hughes) Roland, 78, passed away on June 12, 2015. She was born in Lockhart, Texas on February 20, 1937 to Johnny and Sammie Lee (Maney) Hughes.
Nell made a career in caring for several Austin family’s homes and children until a stroke in the late 1980s. She loved to travel, dance, laugh, and shop.
Nell accepted Christ at an early age and was a lifelong member of S
t. James A.M.E. Church.
Nell is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Sammie L. Hughes; her husband of 57 years, William C. Roland; and two sons, Charles A. Roland and Garland D. Roland.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Elaine Roland-Head (Rueben), of Lockhart, Texas; two sons, Jerry L. Roland of Lockhart, and Jason Roland (Stephaine), of San Marcos; one granddaughter, Shalaina Walker (Dennis), and one great-granddaughter, Rakaia Elayne Walker, of Lockhart; and two sisters, Julia F. Haynes and Johnnie Hughes, both of Lockhart. She also leaves to mourn countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at McCurdy Memorial Chapel. Services will be Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at McCurdy Memorial Chapel.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas (512) 398-4791.