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Dorothy Grace (Land) Nelms

February 8, 1933 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Dorothy Nelms Obituary

Dorothy Grace Land Nelms, a beloved Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandmother, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, the 3rd day of January 2024 at the age of 90. She was born on the 8th day of February 1933 in Mecca, Texas, in Madison County to parents Tony Lee Land and Dora Mae Batson Land. Mrs. Nelms lived in Palestine and is formerly of Flint, Texas.

Mrs. Nelms graduated from Madisonville High School in 1950. After graduation she went to work as a telephone operator where she met and married the love of her life L.D. Nelms.  Together they have 3 wonderful children, Larry Wayne Nelms, of Palestine, Joe Charles Nelms, of Lake Tyler, and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Nelms Lohmeyer, of Elkhart.

She had several jobs with telephone companies and financial institutions throughout her life, but what gave her the most joy was being a homemaker. Mrs. Nelms was a member of First Baptist Church, Flint, Texas where she loved quilting and sewing baby blankets and other outfits for local hospitals. She was active in bible study and various other activities at Windemere Assisted Living.

 Mrs. Nelms moved to Palestine, Texas in 2011, to be closer to her children. L.D and Dorothy enjoyed their close group of friends in the Golf Group. Her memory will be forever cherished by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years, L.D. Nelms, brothers, Tony Lee Land, Jr., and Edwin Land; sisters, Bessie Nelda Land, and Carolyn Nolte.

Left to cherish her memories are her sons, Larry Nelms and wife Senette, Joe Nelms and wife Denise; daughter, Becky Lohmeyer and husband Harris Lohmeyer; grandchildren, Leslie Nelms, Wade Nelms, Lindsay Gray, Elizabeth Bolton, Todd Nelms, Clint Lohmeyer, Kellie Wilbanks, and Cory Kelso. She also leaves behind 13 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

A graveside service to celebrate Dorothy Nelms’s life is to be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 6th day of January 2024, at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Elkhart, Texas with Bro. Sam DeVille officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family request you donate to the charity of your choice in honor of Dorothy Nelms.

Graveside services for Dorothy Grace Nelms are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.

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Graveside Service
January 6, 2024

1:00 PM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
105 Howell St.
Elkhart, TX 75839


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