Nellie Lorraine Anderson, 80, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 5 in Waycross. She was born November 10, 1939 in Hilliard to the late John Everett Smith and Mollie Harris Smith.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Mark Reed and Melissa Reed; two sisters, Ginny Crews and Patricia Brandt; and four brothers, William Smith, Wesley Smith, Roy Smith, and Gene Smith.
She is survived by her children, Harry H. Reed, Betty Ann Gandy, Preston (Jolene) Durrance, Candace (Nicholus Gilbert) Durrance, Angelia (Randy) Wells, Lori Ellisor (Britney Wright) Anderson; a brother, Nat Smith; 20 grandchildren, Christina Reed, Joseph Reed, Stacey Reed, Anthony Reed, Gary Strange, Shawn Strange, Wilton Ellisor, Lori Anderson, Ashley Phillips, Matthew Crosby, CJ Crosby, Trey Durrance, Bobby Durrance, David Durrance, Angie Kennedy, Mira Kossow, Katie Durrance, Craig Durrance, Miriah Durrance, Carissa Oliver, and Summer Wells; 44 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 9 in the chapel of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home. The family received friends Sunday, February 9 prior to the funeral service. Burial followed in Buford Grove Cemetery in Hilliard.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.