Nelta Musgrove, 73

Mrs. Nelta LaRue Musgrove, age 73 of Cunningham left her family and friends on earth to join her family and friends on the other side Sunday July 21, 2013.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2pm Wednesday July 24 in Life Tabernacle Church in Cunningham with Frankie Norwood and Libby Hertzog officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery under direction of Wood Funeral Homes of Deport.  Pallbearers will be nephews. A family visitation will be held at the church from 6-8 pm Tuesday.

Nelta was born June 29, 1940 in Cunningham the daughter of Odis and Marie Norman Watson. She married Johnie Musgrove May 24, 1956 in Paris.  She and her husband owned and operated Musgrove Country Store in Cunningham for over 50 years. She was postmaster of Cunningham Post Office for 35 years.

She is survived by her husband Johnny Musgrove, her daughter and son in law Zarinska and Shane Morton, her son and daughter in law Stacey and Linda Musgrove, a sister Geneva Norwood and a Brother Dean and Ada Watson, two grandchildren Stoney Musgrove and wife Meagan, and Charity Needham and husband Jake, two great grandchildren Mayzie Grace and Andrie Joyce Musgrove all of Cunningham.

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  1. Peggy / Kenneth Risinger says:

    To the entire Musgrove family , we are truly so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God embrace you in the days to follow. Will keep you in our prayers. With Our Love, Peggy and Kenneth Risinger, Staci and Jayci Whitley—

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  3. Laurie Stephens Callahan says:

    I was shocked and saddened to see the news about Nelta passing. I loved Neltas’ upbeat spirit and contagious laugh. She is truly happy forever now. What a homecoming. Praying for peace for all of you…Laurie Callahan (Stephens)

  4. Letris Stewart says:

    So sorry to hear about Nelta. I have so many memories of her when we would visit my Uncle Weldon Allen and family. We would walk up to the store and was always greeted by Nelta with the most beautiful smile. Nelta touched so many people in so many ways and she will be truly missed. Prayers for peace and comfort for you all.

    David and Letris Stewart
    Deport, TX

  5. Alice Atkins says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Musgrove famiily. It was truly an honor to know Nelta. She was always smiling and made everyone around her better for knowing her. She will be missed by so many. Alice & Ed Atkins

  6. Angie Lollar says:

    I was shocked and heartbroken to hear about Nelta’s passing. I have always just loved visiting with her when I saw her. She was the sweetest lady and always friendly. I will be praying for you all in this time of sadness.

    The world has definitely suffered a loss in her passing. Please let me know if there is something that I can do. Love and Prayers…

    Angie Lollar
    Roxton Tx

  7. Blaine Smith says:

    I will be forever grateful to have had Nelta in my life. She was a great aunt, a friend to everyone she met. She took life head on, smiled all the way and had a laugh for everyone. She was a courageous person and knew her lord. My love goes out to all the Musgroves, Jessee’s and Smith’s. We will all miss her.

  8. Russell and Robyn Figgins says:

    To the entire Musgrove family, we are truely sorry for your loss in Ms. Nelta’s passing. We pray for your comfort in the days to come and rejoice with her in her homecoming.

    Russell and Robyn Figgins
    Paris, TX

  9. Melba Archer Browning says:

    My heart feels for Nelda’s family, for she will be missed so very much. I went to school with her, and always remember who laughter, her smile. She had a beautiful personality. My prayers will be with her family in the days ahead. We know that she is HOME AT LAST ..
    in heaven at the greatest reunion of them all. My love and prayers extends to all those that lives that she touched along her pathway to Heaven. We love her earthly family and her heavenly family. May God Bless them all in the days ahead. Much love, Melba Archer Browning, just an old classmate.

  10. Cindy Wolf Filkins says:

    My sincere sympathy to Johnny, Stacey and Linda Musgrove, Zarinska and Shane Morton and families. I just want to say, Heaven gained an amazing angel. I loved Nelta with all my heart and I know my momma, (Nell Wolf) did too. She was always happy to help in anything that was thrown her way and she always cared about my parents and helping out other folks. I also feel that right now, Nelta and my momma are living it up in Heaven. My sincere sympathy for the whole Musgrove family.

  11. Saundra Meek-Ashton says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Heaven has gained another beautiful voice and an amazing woman who will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Hugs and prayers to you all! The Meek family…Jay, Daphana, Shanna (McEwin) and Saundra (Ashton)

  12. Melissa Malone says:

    My deepest sympathies and prayers to the Musgrove family. Nelta was a the sweetest lady and I know you will miss her tremendously.

    Melissa Malone

  13. Charlene Miller says:

    Dear Musgrove family worried about Billee never dreamed it would be Nelta what a shock I’m glad the whole family had that time together I know it was so special for the whole family. Thoughts and prayer for Johnny and family Love all of you. Charlene

  14. W.J. & Sherry Pritchett says:

    Our sincere sympathies to Johnnie, Stacy and Zarinska and all the Musgrove family. Nelta was a Solid Rock in the community and held her family close. Nelta was a very good friend and will be deeply missed. Nelta always was glad to see us and always had something good to say as we were always glad to see her wherever and whenever we ran into each other. Nelta is now home with her Savior and loved ones gone before. May God be with all of you through this celebration of her life. Our prayers are with all of you! W.J. & Sherry Pritchett

  15. Donna Stimson says:

    One of the most firey, loving, hilarious, sincere, God honoring, people loving and caring person I have ever met. Nelta leaves an impression deeply inbedded in those she meets. No mistaking the love of God and the fire of the Holy Spirit in this woman. She had a way of looking into your heart and soul and loving you anyway! I will always treasure the moments in my life I sat around the kitchen table sharing laughs , stories, and the goodness of God with her and the family…..precious…..

  16. Janie Bogie and Karen King says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss.
    There is no doubt that Nelta’s passing will be a great loss to all who knew her.
    Janie Bogie
    Karen King

  17. My heart goes out to the Musgrove family all who knew Nelta knew she was a very special woman who God blessed with a beautiful and gracious heart. I will never forget all of the times around the dinner table as she would always go the extra mile to serve.
    She has now entered that great cloud of witnesses on the other side rest in peace Nelta you fought a good fight kept the faith and finished your course leaving a legacy for those who will follow after.

  18. John Walker says:

    Reading of Nelta’s passing was so upsetting to me. I regret that I could not attend her service, but I was out of town this past week. We have lost a sweet lady here on earth. I know Heaven is a much better place than this old world we live in and Nelta is up there brightening things up a bit with her warm smile and kind heart. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

  19. John Walker says:

    I was so saddened to read of Nelta’s passing. I regret being unable to attend her service, but I have been out of town this past week. She was such a sweet lady and will be greatly missed. Heaven has gained a kind a good hearted angel. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

  20. George and Stacey McVay says:

    What a living witness of the love of God! We’ll always remember wonderful meals around her table and the special way Nelta had of making you feel like one of the family…and her infectious laugh… and her love of God. We are blessed to have known her. Our sincere condolences to the family.

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