Nelda Douglas
By Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne
Jan 10, 2019
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Howe, Texas -- Nelda Joann Douglas was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on January 9, 2019.  Joann, the second child of Bertie Lee Brown (deceased) and Flossie Lorene Brown (deceased), was born on March 4, 1938 in Brownfield, TX.  She grew up and attended school in Van Alstyne, TX. Joann married R. L. Douglas on June 12, 1954.  Together, they made the Farmington community near Howe their home.  She retired from Texas Instruments after 30 years of service. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, R. L. Douglas and four children: Joel Lee Douglas and wife Janna of Weatherford; Sherry Kay Word and husband Larry of Dorchester; Lori Suzanne Kellis of Farmington community; and Jerri Lynn Huff and husband Wayne of Springtown; Seven grandchildren include Joni Word Willis, Chad Word, Ricky Kellis, Amanda Douglas, Ashton Douglas, Abby Huff, and Ryan Huff. Four great-grandchildren include Caleb and Dakota Fetzer, Elizabeth Word, and Olivia Willis.  Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Joann has two surviving siblings; Jimmy Brown of Galveston and Lorene Brown Raso of Carrollton.  Proceeding in death were her parents and two sisters, Linda Moore of Van Alstyne and Joyce Hallick of McKinney. 


Services will be held graveside at Hall Cemetery on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Mark Fletcher will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 at the funeral home.


Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home, 637 W. Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, Texas. 903-482-5225. You may sign the online guest book at