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Earnestine Nelms

September 25, 1934 November 3, 2022
Earnestine Nelms
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Obituary for Earnestine Nelms

Earnestine Nelms Prewitt died November 3, 2022 at the age of 88. The first child of Mack and Thelma Nelms, she was born September 25, 1934, in Walls, Mississippi. She was employed as a waitress at the legendary Harlem House for several years before becoming a teacher’s assistant at Alton Elementary.

As a young woman, Earnestine was affectionately known as Pistol because of her fearless determination and strength. She enjoyed reading, especially the morning and evening newspapers, which she read from cover to cover every day. She loved politics and watched C-Span regularly. She loved learning, and she knew a little bit about a lot of things.

Earnestine also loved playing Scrabble and cards, specifically Bid Whist. She was an avid sports fan who especially loved basketball and tennis. Earnestine was an extraordinary cook and her holiday meals – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Fourth of July – were a labor of love bringing together friends and family. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the social club, The RSVPs.

Earnestine is survived by her brother, Mack Nelms, Jr. (Dorothy) of Carson, California. She also leaves behind five children, Denise Weed, LaVerne Hines (Adell), Stacy Holloman (Roland), Kenneth Prewitt, and Alisa Prewitt; eight grandchildren, Maryam Daniel (Ameer), Brandye McEntee, Amber Weed, Sean Hines (Morgan), Kristen Baker (Marcellus), Stephanie Holloman, Matthew Prewitt (Patrice), and Roland Holloman III; six great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Over her 88 years Earnestine touched many lives – she will be missed but not forgotten.

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1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

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