Nelda Gay McKee, 84, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at home, surrounded by loving family. She was born on August 5, 1936 in Hillister, Texas to, John Henry Jordan and Delma Louise Satterwhite. She married the love of her life, Herman McKee, on October 2, 1954. Nelda is survived by daughter Kathy Storms and husband Roy Storms of Elmore City, Oklahoma and daughter, Sandy Helms, and husband Tony Helms of Silsbee. Grandchildren, Brad and Shanna Samford, Greg and Stormie Samford, Crystal and Herbert Long, Ricky and Britney Judalet, Randy and Francis Judalet, Rhen and Jessica Storms, Heather and Michael Tidwell and Anthony and Shelly Helms. Great grandchildren, Alexis, Alyssa, Caitlyn, Garrett, Brayden, Kaygan, Bailey, Carston, Romi, Destiny, Jayden, Palyn, Parker, Issac, Logan, Seth, Aleah, Lily, Chloe and Aiden. Sister, Carolyn Thibodeau, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Delma Jordan, sister, Francis Holmes and husband Elmer Loyd Holmes and grandson, Michael Storms and the love of her life, husband, Herman McKee.
Nelda was very active in school and church in Honey Island, Texas, where she grew up and graduated High School. She met and married Herman Mckee and moved to Silsbee shortly after graduation and lived in Silsbee until her passing.
Nelda was a devout Christian matriarch of the family and loved her Lord. She read her Bible through at least once every year. She and her husband loved the church families at Good Shepherd and Genesis Baptist churches and has been an active member of Pinecrest Baptist since 1998. They loved to entertain family and friends all during the year, especially their family from Pinecrest Baptist. She spent her time after retirement reading, cooking, sewing, and watching her Astros and Dallas Cowboys. She loved to travel, and she and Herman traveled all over the world.
She was Granny to any child that came around her, but none as special as her own grandkids and great grandchildren. They felt her love anytime they were close to her. Until her health began to fail, she loved to watch all the activities the kids were involved in.
Nelda was loved by anyone who knew her and will be missed by many. She loved you unconditionally and never stayed upset with you. She was an inspiration to the entire family on how to live and love and worship God.
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