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Nellie Kay Smith (Jennings) - Class Of 1969 VIEW PROFILE


Nellie Kay Jennings
Jan. 21, 1951 - Feb. 6, 2021

Nellie Kay (Smith) Jennings, 70 years young, resident of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at her home with her husband at her side.

Nellie was born on January 21, 1951 in South Bend, Indiana to her parents, DeWarren Smith and Lucille Smith, who preceded her in death. Nellie is survived and will be greatly missed by her husband of over 30 years, James H. Jennings Jr. of South Bend, Indiana; and her two children, Marcus A. LaSane (Brooke) of Granger, Indiana and Renee M. LaSane of South Bend, Indiana. Nellie was a wonderful sister to and is survived by Eileen Davidson of South Bend, Indiana, James Causey of Mishawaka, Indiana, Terry S. Smith (Jeanette) of St. Louis, MO, and was predeceased by DeWarren A. Smith, Jr. Nellie was also survived by six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews who love her dearly.

Nellie was graduated from Washington High School of South Bend in 1969 and continued her education at Indiana University of South Bend through continuing education classes. She started her career with Teachers Credit Union in 1978 as a teller and with dedication and hard work retiring as Vice President of the IRA Department after over 30 years of service.

Nellie was a cherished member of Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church. She was actively involved in the choir and other activities of the church. She had a beautiful voice and loved serving God by praising his name. She loved to cook, she loved to sing, she adored her husband, family and friends. She enjoyed laughing and spending time with the ones she loved and those who loved her. She will be GREATLY missed.

Arrangements pending for the memorial service to celebrate the life of Nellie K. Jennings. Details will be disclosed at a later date.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 28, 2021.

02/28/2021 JFC

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