Nell (Buchanan) Holsonback

July 20, 1941 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 78)


Nell Buchanan Holsonback passed away on June 3, 2020 at Westside Terrace in Dothan, Alabama after battling Alzheimer’s Disease for almost 17 years. She was 78 years old.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Pleasant Hill #2 Baptist Church in Albertville, Alabama with Pastor Chriss Reeves officiating. Flowers will be accepted, or contributions may be made to the church.

Nell was born on July 20, 1941 in Marshall County, Alabama to the late Elmer and Ollie Buchanan. Nell received Christ at a young age and was a member of Pleasant Hill #2 Baptist Church. She worked for many years at HD Lee and retired from Tyson. During that time, she made numerous friends. Along with her loving family and friends, she was always having fun.

Nell is preceded in death by her husband, James Holsonback.

Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Jimmy and Tracy Holsonback of Albertville, Alabama; daughter and son in law, Sonja and Lance Shepard of Dothan, Alabama; grandchildren, Trevor and Braden Holsonback, Zack and Chris King, and Auborn and Hayes Shepard; two sisters, Priscilla Burgess, and Sadie Joiner; a brother and sister in law, Randall and Beverly Buchanan; and very special friends, Janet and Monty Winton. She also loved her many nieces and nephews.

During her illness, she was blessed with wonderful caregivers at Westside Terrace in Dothan.

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