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Obituary – Phyllis Ann (Staggs) Nelson (1949-2023) 

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Phyllis Ann (Staggs) Nelson, 74, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, August 25, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was born March 18, 1949 to John Wilson Staggs and Addie Mae (Aynes) Staggs in Beauchamp, Arkansas. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas.

Phyllis and Charles raised their two amazing children and played a huge role in their lives as well as their grandchildren. Phyllis was a good hard working woman that loved to be outside. She loved her flowers and being in the chicken house gathering eggs. Phyllis would not pass up a good yard sell and enjoyed looking for treasures with her sister-in-law and daughter, Marianne. Phyllis Nelson was one of the oldest members of Nelson Deer Camp, which was established 50 years ago. The legacy that she and her family left continues to impact the lives of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Phyllis was a kind and caring person. If you asked her how she was doing, her reply would be; “Alright, I reckon”. That memory and many more made with her loved ones will forever be treasured by each of them. 

Phyllis leaves behind to cherish her memory, her two children: John and wife Crystal Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas and Marianne Nelson of Waldron, Arkansas. Mamaw will forever remain in the hearts of her four grandchildren: Kalyn Isom, Lukas Isom, Makayla Harrison and Krysta Beaty and her eight great grandchildren: Mia Rose, Kayden, Dallas, Trenton, Laklynn, Avin, Jasper and Lealyn. Phyllis is also survived by her four sister-in-laws: Pat, Sandy, Punk and Lois. Phyllis will be missed by all that knew her and the many lives who she impacted including numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Nelson, her mother, father and all of her sibling. 

Phyllis’ life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2023 at the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. Jackie Smith and Rev. George Barham officiating. Interment will follow in the Sehorn Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Phyllis’ pallbearers will be Jimmy Janway, Jeffery Janway, Brandon Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Terry Staggs and Dan Staggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson Deer Camp.

Phyllis’ visitation will be on Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. 

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