Nelda Lee Sparks Holbert – December 12, 2014

Holbert Obit PicNelda Lee Sparks Holbert, 87, a lifelong resident of Amarillo, Texas who moved to Lewisville, Texas in September 2009, to be close to her daughter and son, passed away on December 12, 2014.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery with Rick Holbert officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

She was born December 17, 1926, in Amarillo to Lee and Leona Sparks.  She married Ray K. Holbert on July 31, 1943, who preceded her in death in 1994.  Before she moved, she was a longtime active member of First Christian Church of Amarillo.  She was also a member of DAR since 1959, and a member of PEO Chapter Z since 1953.  Nelda was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi in Amarillo and is the last one of her chapter.

Nelda is survived by her children, Karen Walter and husband Riley of Lewisville and Bruce Holbert and wife Carolyn of College Station; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that any memorials in remembrance of Nelda Holbert be made to American Cancer Society; or to Mercy Hospice in Flower Mound, TX.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the funeral home.

0 Replies to “Nelda Lee Sparks Holbert – December 12, 2014”

  1. Nelda has been someone I have loved and looked up to since I was a little girl. She is my cousin. We spent many wonderful times together in Amarillo with the Sparks family. I know there is a great reunion in Heaven now, as she has come home at last. We love you, Nelda. Prayers and love are sent to all family members. Love, Janie (Sparks) and Skip Anderson

  2. Nelda was a great neighbor at LaTour, and I was lucky to be her friend. Karen, you and Riley did yourselves proud taking care of her in her final years, and you’re to be commended for it.
    Sam Dawson
    Bowie, TX

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