Lee Nell Varnado

Published 1:01 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PORT GIBSON — Lee Nell Varnado died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 85.

A native of Franklin County, she had been making her home in Port Gibson for the past 57 years. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Jefferson County and was employed at the American Paper Tube Co. in Port Gibson for 37 years. She was a member of the Friendship Club in Port Gibson and was a faithful member of the Port Gibson Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Varnado; and her husband of 64 years, Leroy, in 2007.

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Survivors include her daughter, Annell Parman and her husband, Buddy, of Port Gibson; her son, Daniel Varnado of West Monroe; her sister, Bobbie Coleman Smith of Nashville; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 8, 2012, at Port Gibson Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Union Church Cemetery in Union Church.

Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. today until the hour of the service at the church.