Nellene Attaway

February 19, 1942 - March 2, 2013

Nellene Attaway, age 71, of McKinney, Texas, passed away March 2, 2013, in McKinney. Nellene was born February 19, 1942, in Sweetwater, Texas, to Lee H. and Nancy Jane (Castle) Pilkington. She grew up in Sweetwater. Nellene was a care giver for the elderly.   She enjoyed singing, loved talking on the telephone, and was very generous. Nellene loved the simple things in life and most importantly, was a good Christian woman.

She is survived by her brother, Major Pilkington of Merkel, Texas; sisters, Belle Frederickson of California, Velva Knapp of Odessa, Texas, Marilyn Gage of Princeton, Texas, and Gracie Vancourt of Austin, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Deanville Pilkington and Arthur Ray Pilkington, and sisters, Nellie Shook, Susie Jane Gillilan, Lily Fay Blair, and Maudie Honea.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2013, at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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Nellene you will be missed. You were such a wonderful and beautiful lady inside and out that loved your family and friends deeply. I enjoyed hearing your stories and listening to you sing when you were at mom's house. You now have your wings and I am sure you are up there singing with the other angels. Renee Cisneros Judd, March 4, 2013 I LOVED AUNT NELLENE. SHE WAS ALWAYS FUNNY, AND LOVED TO BE IN THE BIG MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING. SHE WAS EXTREMELY GENEROUS, AND I KNOW GOD HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR HER. WE WILL MISS YOU, SO MUCH. LOVE, WANDA B WALTERS, March 4, 2013 Nellene attended our church at Homestead. She loved The Lord with all her heart. Praying for all the family. Denice Burnside Webb, March 3, 2013 You will be truly missed by many. Kimberly McCullough (Harris), March 2, 2013 I am sorry to hear of the passing of Nellene. What a great lady she was. So many wonderful memories of a truly remarkable lady. We miss you Nellene. Renee Cisneros-Judd, March 2, 2013 Aunt Nellene you have always been so full of joy . I dont think I ever was around you that you didnt tell me a good joke . I thank you for all the precious memories . You and Overton coming to our house when I was little was alwys such a thrill . Yall played games with me and I loves that . also , you always brought me a little record player .I know your in heaven now and all the pain is gone . I know they are having a great celebration today for you. hug my momma and Daddy , papa, grandmother, Billy , Johnny , vivian , Aunt Janie , Aunt lilyfaye for me and all the others . Mistey and Tom Moore, March 2, 2013