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Nellie Hayslett, passed away on June 26, 2022, at St. Luke's Hospice House.
Nellie McGee Hayslett born Nellie Lucille Whitmire on September 9, 1941 in Chetopa Kansas to Miski Whitmire and Mayme Caldwell. Who both preceded her in death. Sister Ann Mansaw . She had a Sister Doris Groves Whitmire who proceeded her in death and two brothers Carson Reed and Bolden “Bo” Reed who also proceeded her in death .
She leaves to Cherish her memory Husband Charles Hayslett of the home and four remaining sons. Cecil McGee, Jesse McGee(Teresa) Rufus “Bo” Moore and Gregory Hayslett. Two sons preceded her in death Anthony J. McGee and Antonio Curtis McGee, along with her previous marriage to Cecil McGee Sr. who preceded her in death. One daughter Ara McGee. One living brother Rodney Funderburk.
Brother-in-laws Herbert Hayslett (Tommie), Walter Hayslett, James Arthur Hayslett. She also leaves many nieces, nephews’ grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of family relatives and friends.
Nellie had attended Central High school in Kansas City Missouri. She worked at C.A. Franklin Elementary to be close to her sons while they attended school there. She later went on to be employed at St Luke’s Hospital for over 20 years of Employment before she retired.
She attended the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City Missouri She loved to be involved in activities with the Church serving MDTW. She was a proud member who served in several areas of the ministry until she could no longer serve in that capacity. She continued even going through her illness and Transition of “Giving God all Glory”
Nellie did briefly attend Point of Faith Church in supporting her son Pastor Anthony McGee
Nellie was known too many of us as “Mommy” For always wanting the best for everyone and whatever she could do to help someone else. She cooked and prepared a lot of meals for friends in the neighborhood and always found a moment to share insight on life of how to be a better person and even love those that have done you wrong. She was known for the extra large cakes she made and the many pancakes for 4 boys and friends and family, always making sure you had something to eat. Her classic visits to the family recreation room, enjoying the family and friends.
Nellie was best known for making sure that her 4 boys were raised with a conscious and to always look to God no matter what. She so enjoyed her Pastor and wife and church Family. Her infectious smile and Big heart will be missed.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022, 11:00am at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Interment pending. Visitation will be from 9am-11am at the church. Service conducted by Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website.