Phyllis Maxine Nelson
July 7, 1927  -  January 4, 2019

Phyllis Maxine Nelson


Public Viewing
Chapel of Hope Funeral Home
3321 North Dal Paso Street
Hobbs, NM  88240
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
08:00 am to 06:00 pm
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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
317 E. Cain
Hobbs, NM  88240
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
10:00 am
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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
301 E. Snyder
Hobbs, NM  88240
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
10:00 am
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Burial
Prairie Haven Cemetery
2201 E. Stanolind Road
Hobbs, NM  88240
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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Prairie Haven Cemetery
2201 E. Stanolind
Hobbs, NM  88240
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After a family reunion/Christmas celebration on December 22, Maxine passed away peacefully on January 4, 2019, at the age of 91.

She was born July 7, 1927 to Marion and Lillie Chism Hamrick in Colorado City, Tx.

In 1954 Maxine moved to Monahans Tx with her two sons, Dick and Don Bratton where she met Farris Nelson. They were married August 24, 1957 and added to the family two more sons, Brian and Scott Nelson. In 1961 they moved to Hobbs, NM. Over the years Maxine was heavily involved in service to her family, First Baptist Church, meals on wheels and other areas of the community.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Farris Nelson. Four sons: Dick and his wife Gay Bratton, of Huffman, Tx; Don and his wife Rita Bratton, of Hobbs, NM; Brian and his wife Kim Nelson, of Hobbs, NM; and Scott and his wife Nannette Nelson, of Ruidoso, NM. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. One sister, Janie and her husband Robert Henderson, of Colorado City, Tx and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

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  1. Jessica Collins
    Tatum, NM

    Mr. Nelson and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Phyllis. She was a wonderful lady to visit with. I got to know her at the Assisted Living facility while I was visiting my Aunt Dorothy Collins. We had many of meals together. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying for your family.

  2. Bob and Renee valentine
    Port St Joe, FL

    I will always remember our girls retreat at the cabin in Ruidoso. So much fun with my mother, sister, aunts, and cousins playing the crazy games aunt Macky would come up with. We were all winners. I will miss her dearly.

  3. Tommy Harris
    Cedar Hill, TX

    Farris and family, so sorry for your loss. So glad you will have the memories of that last Christmas to hang on to.

  4. Brett Drennan
    Hobbs, NM

    Sorry for your loss.
    Prayers

  5. Jan and Rex Busby
    Abilene, TX

    Farris and children: We are saddened by Maxine's passing, but know she is whole and healthy in our heavenly Father's arms. Our love to each one of you, Rex and Jan Busby

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