Mary Nell Halsell

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Mary Nell Sherman Halsell passed away in New Braunfels, Texas, on March 6, 2013. She bravely fought but lost her battle against ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease). She is survived by her husband, Jerry Halsell, her children John Halsell, Robert Creduer, Charles Halsell, Trina Halsell, Sherry Dyer and Doug Dyer. She also leaves behind her beautiful grandchildren, Patrick, Brin, Cedric, Kiran, Arya, Madison, Dawson, Kayla and Tyler. She loved all of them dearly. She is also survived by sisters Emma Dean, Becky Field and Rhoda Jones as well as her brother Charles Sherman, Jr. Nell worked at Center Point ISD for over 18 years. She touched so many lives and we are all better people because she was here. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, April 14 at 1:00pm at the Landa Haus in Landa Park, 360 Aquatic Circle, New Braunfels, Texas.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Nell was a great Person. I am blessed to have known such a beautiful woman.

  2. Many memories from Camp Wood. We send our condolences to you all. I pray God ‘s love to help you through this sad time.

  3. Sherry, I remember your mother and father as being kindness incarnate. Her legacy of love lives on. I hope your family finds peace in the blessings.

  4. I’m deeply saddened by the loss of this beautiful woman. She was an amazing mother and I can remember having many great conversations with her while I was attending CPISD. Sherry my heart goes out to you and your precious family!

  5. Nell was a wonderful woman. Always smiling. I have fond memories of her from high school. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Nell will be greatly missed. What a wonderful friend and co-worker she was to me when we worked together @ CPISD, Loved her. So very sorry for yours lost. Nell’s family’s in my prayers.

  7. Nell will be greatly missed. What a wonderful friend and co-worker she was to me when we worked together @ CPISD, Loved her. So very sorry for yours loss. Nell’s family’s in my prayers.

  8. Sherry, I cannot comprehend just how you must be feeling. My heart goes out to you and your family , in this difficult time.

  9. We have felt blessed to have known Nell. Please know that the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Jason and I were heartbroken to learn of Mrs. Halsell’s passing. Jason talked very fondly of both her and Mr. Halsell quite often. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

  11. I will always remember Mrs. Halsell sitting at her desk with a welcoming smile at CPISD. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Uncle Jerry, John, Charlie, and Sherrie, Aunt Nell was such a wonderful woman. I have met very few people in this world that could light up a room like she could. She was beautiful inside and out. She will truly be missed. Love to you all. Becky

  13. I didn’t get to meet you, but you must have been a wonderful woman to raise such a beautiful, caring, fun loving daughter, Sherry. May you be welcomed home with the love of Christ.

  14. We are so sorry for the loss of Nell, she was an outstanding woman, I had to pleasure of working around her for 9 years while I was at CPISD. She will dearly be missed. Prayers coming the Families way. May God Bless you all.

  15. Dear Jerry and Family, We are heart broken for your loss. Nell will always be in our hearts and minds. Thank you for sharing this wonderful lady with us. Mom remembers all the time Nell and her did the school board elections. Good memories….God Bless you all.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you find comfort in our Lord and Savior during this difficult time.

  17. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I didn’t know Mrs. Halsell, but I work with Charlie, he is a Godsend to our school.May God bless you all.

  18. May God grant your family peace and comfort during the days ahead. While the loss of our loved ones is difficult, the spirit of our faith will carry you through. Mr. and Mrs. Halsell you blessed me with a wonderful and special friend, your son Charlie. I love him dearly and you can be proud of the man he is today. Love and prayers to the whole family.

  19. Charlie, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family have been in my prayers. Bonnie Hale

  20. I Love my Aunt Nell so much. I know she is in HEAVEN with my MeeMaw talking about Green Chile pie and Cinnamon Rolls.

  21. Mary Nell was a wonderful friend & class mate. She was fun, smart & I can still hear her yell as she guarded opponents during our basketball games. She was so proud of her family & spoke of her love for Jerry the last time we visited. Her family is in our prayers & she will live on in our hearts.

  22. I knew Nell only briefly, but much of her family most of my life. It didn’t take long to see Nell was among the finest of good folks and we were sad to see her and Jerry, and their children move from here. God be with the family, and all my prayers and love to you all, Ginger

  23. Nell has a special place in my heart and always will. She has been a great blessing in my life and I cherish all the wonderful memories I have of her and all the time I spent with her wether it was at her house or elsewhere. She was such a special Lady who I am going to miss but I look forward to seeing again someday! Rest in Peace sweet Nell!

  24. I was shocked and saddened to see the notice in the Kerrville paper this morning of her passing. My sincere sympathy to all of the family. May God be with you.

  25. Mary & I wish to convey our condolences to you. We love you and know that you will miss her. Remember though, that we will be with her again one day when we meet her in Heaven with Jesus.

  26. I just read the paper about Nell passing. I was not aware of her illness. She was such a joy when I was at CP. I could always rely on her for what I needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. I love and loved that smile. God Bless. Charlie and Cheryl B.

  27. Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when yall first moved to CP. Your mom and dad were always there cheering us on. Her personality always brightened a place up. We love yall and will keep yall in our prayers .

  28. I am extremely sorry for your loss. Mary Nell and I went to Nueces Canyon ISD for six years together and graduated in 1961. She was an aggressive basketball player, and a very smart student, plus she was very strong in her faith. Memories of the fun times we shared during our school days will always be cherished. I know each of you are hurting over her passing, but do remember that she is in a better place and is at peace without pain. May God wrap his arms around each member of her family and comfort you all. Lucille (Carson) Hutcherson

  29. Uncle Jerry, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that she is forever with you through your kids and grandkids too. We are all better people to have had her in our lives. Aunt Nell meant so much to me I always looked forward to the Christmas cards and every visit we had that is my greatest regret that I moved so far away. I love you both so much and always will. Sissy

  30. Sorry to hear of Mrs. Halsell’s passing, she was a wonderful bright woman and always had a smile on. She always left you smiling whether you talked face to face or over the phone. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Sincerely, Sarah DeLuco

  31. Mr. Halsell, I am one of Sherry’s friends and we met at Sherry & Doug’s wedding. I just wanted you to know that you and your sweet family are in my heart and in my prayers. Sherry is one of my dearest friends and I promise you I will always be here for her – and for you if you need anything – just get my number from Sherry – I can taxi, cook, shop or even be a great listener. We have more in common than you know. Cherish your memories and find comfort in knowing how much she loved you and how important it is to her that you live a full and happy life. God Bless! Tresa Wells

  32. I am so very, very sorry for the loss your family has had to endure. I am a friend of Sherrys from work and I know that Mrs. Halsell must have been an amazing woman and mother because Sherry is a truly amazing and wonderful woman and friend. God bless all of you through this extremely difficult time.

  33. My sincere condolences to all the family. Nell wsa a sweet lady and we will all miss her. We know that her journey is now over and she is in a better place.

  34. Jerry, I always loved Nell, and I love you ,too. (((HUGS))). !!! So sorry and sad, for she will be missed so much by so many that loved her, too. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care. Opal Reed Tynes (cousin)

  35. Jerry and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Nell was one of the kindest, sweetest ladies I have ever met. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her and get to know her as a friend. You are all in my prayers. Hugs. Lee Ann Ray

  36. Uncle Jerry, Your family is in our prayers. I have very fond memories of Aunt Nell, she will be missed.

  37. We are so sorry for the loss of your mother Nell. She was a great friend as you”ll are. All your family will be in our prayers and know your mom is in peace and without pain now. We love you all.

  38. I am not sure you remember me. I am Amber Brown’s sister in law. My family is so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace in knowing you will see her someday. God bless

  39. Big hugs to you and your family, Charlie. Remember your mom will always be there, sharing your laughter and precious family moments-always looking after you and your family,helping with those difficult decisions. Moms are wonderful.

  40. I am sooo sorry to hear of Nell’s passing. She was an amazing cheerful and loving woman, mother, and friend. I don’t know how I would of made it thru my last year at CP without her and Jerry. They always put a smile on my face. She will be greatly missed.

  41. Mr Halsell and Family- so many fond memories of all of you- and especially of the special marriage that the two of you had. You were such a good example of love to all of us young kids- and its one that I will carry with me forever. My God carry you now in this time, and help you to always remember the gift that was Mrs. Halsell. Much love, Stacey (Fort)Pellett

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