Nelda Grace Brown

November 3, 2021

Nelda Grace Brown, of Atmore, Alabama, peacefully passed away in her home, surrounded by
family and friends, Tuesday, October 19th, 2021. Nelda was born in Repton, Conecuh County,
AL to Carl Hubert, Sr. and Artie Missey McIntyre Brown, October 29, 1933.
Nelda graduated from Escambia County High School, Atmore, AL. Afterwards, she attended
Florida State Hospital School of Nursing in Chattahoochie, FL.  Following nursing school, Nelda
served our country in military service with the United States Air Force.  Nelda enjoyed a long
and successful career in nursing, working with Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA, Greenlawn
Hospital, Atmore, AL, Dr. Fred Jones and Dr. Leonard Travis of the Women’s Clinic of Mobile,
AL, and working as a public health nurse and local administrator with the State of Alabama,
Escambia County Health Department in Brewton and Atmore, AL, and as a home health nurse
with the Daughters of Charity, Seton Home Health Services. In her career, Nelda enjoyed most,
caring for those in her community and often shared fond memories of relationships with her
colleagues, patients and their families.
Nelda was an avid fan of Elvis Presley, could shoot darts like no other, and spent many favorite,
relaxing and rejuvenating days with family and friends at Hubbard Landing, fishing, be it from
the pier or, among the cypress trees found on the miles and miles covered on the Mobile-Tensaw
She is preceded in death by her parents and, sisters, Helen B. Ross and, Betty Joyce Brown,
brother, Carl Hubert Brown, Jr, sons Donald Franklin Schell, James Patrick Schell, niece Patricia
Hall McKinley, nephews Randall Harvey Ross and, Richard Heron Ross. Nelda is survived by
her sister, Hazel Brown Hall, daughters, Angela Grace Schell and Patricia Ronkartz Schell,
Nelda Denise Quintanilla, Valerie Nicole George and Evan Boone William Bernard,
grandchildren, Samantha Alyse Ronkartz, Ronald Joseph Ronkartz, Aidan Carlin Edmondson
and, Tara Maria Grace Quintanilla, nieces and nephews, Ronald and Marcella Ross, Terry and
Linda Jones, Mike and Cathy Hall Phillips, Gregory McKinley, and many second nieces and
All are welcome to share in a gathering to remember Nelda’s birthday on Friday, October 29,
2021, at Hubbard Landing, for a picnic and pier fishing from 1:00 PM to sunset.
Nelda’s family will receive family and friends for a Celebration of Life, Saturday afternoon,
November 6, 2021, 2:00-4:00, at the First United Methodist Church in Atmore,


One Response to “Nelda Grace Brown”

  1. Emily on November 9th, 2021 5:55 pm

    I worked with Nelda for a few years when she was in home health care. She was a witty and smart person that was dedicated to being a good nurse. I am sorry to hear about her passing away, and I wish that I had seen her before she was gone. She will be missed by her friends and family. Rest in peace.

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