Ruby “Nell” Holcomb


Ruby Janelle “Nell” Nite Holcomb, 74, passed away on May 31 in Luling, Texas, after a long heroic battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born on Aug. 6, 1935, in Dale, Texas to Bertha and E. Walker Nite. She married Buck Holcomb on May 10, 1956 and celebrated 54 years of marriage this month.

Nell worked at Citizen’s State Bank for many years until her reti

rement. She was a faithful member of McNeil Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and loved to sing special music. Nell loved the Baptist Church for many reasons, especially for its Foreign Missions work. Her desire to share the Gospel and Christ’s redeeming love will continue through the work of BASIC Ministries in Sudan, Africa.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Buck Holcomb, who was faithfully at her bedside at the Rehabilitation Centers for the past six months following a stroke. She is also survived by her daughters, Deborah Fikes and her husband, Stan, of Midland, Texas, and Sharon Talbott and her husband, Steve, of Lockhart; a son, William Lynn Holcomb, of Andrews; and grandchildren, Stacey Janelle Fikes, Lindsey Jane Fikes, Jacquelyn, Brandi and Keeley Holcomb, and William Britt Talbott. She is also survived by two brothers, Perry and Marvin Nite.

Funeral services were held at McNeil Baptist Church on June 2, 2010, at 3 p.m., followed by burial at McNeil Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stan Fikes, Lynn Holcomb, Steve Talbott, Britt Talbott, Don Holcomb and Randy Holcomb. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Ellis and Steve Holcomb.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to McNeil Baptist Church Missions Fund.

“Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29

“No eye has seen nor ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Nell loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus, and it gives her family and friends great comfort to know that she is in Heaven now, fully healed and singing with the angels as they praise for eternity the mighty name of Jesus.

Services under the care and direction of O’Bannon Funeral Home.


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