Nellie Peters, 68, of Elkhart, passed away to be reunited with her loving husband, Jackie P. Peters, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Elkhart General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 19, 1951 to the late Melvin T. and Mary E. (Runnions) Willis.
Nellie is survived by her daughter, Tina (Robert) Proctor; grandchildren, Corey (Stephaine) Proctor and Kayla Proctor; brothers, Johnny, Ronnie, and Tommy Willis; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Bruce, James, and Clifford Willis; and sister, Judy Strickland.
According to the family’s wishes, cremation was chosen. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart, IN. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Jackie, in the Veteran Towers at Prairie Street Cemetery at a later date.
Nellie married the love of her life, Jackie Peters, on July 11, 1970, who passed away on May 14, 2018. She worked for many years at C & B Custom Modular Inc. Nellie was a kind and caring woman who always put others needs first before her own. She loved to cook, bake, and create the most delicious holiday feasts to share with her family. Nellie loved her family and grandchildren most of all and she will be missed greatly by them.
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