Jimmie Faye Neblett

Published 8:08 pm Saturday, January 20, 2018

CLINTON — Jimmie Faye Neblett, after a lengthy illness, was called into the loving arms of her lord and savior on Jan. 18, 2018. Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 from 5–7 p.m. at Wright and Ferguson Clinton. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at First United Methodist Church, Clinton, where she was a long time member at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan.23, 2018 with visitation an hour before the service. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Jimmie Faye was born Feb. 8, 1939 in Vicksburg to James (Jim) and Mable Biedenharn. She attended Oak Ridge Elementary School and graduated from Redwood High School. After attending Hinds Community College, received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Guidance degree from Mississippi College.

She had a career in teaching, coaching and counseling and turned her hobby of picture framing into a part-time flea market business, later opening the first small retail location in 1974. She left her career in education in 1976 to devote full time to the family business, “Nebletts Frames” growing it from that part-time endeavor into a mega framing industry with 13 locations and hundreds of distributors all over the world.

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As an inventor, she revolutionized the picture framing industry with the patented “Layout Template” for picture framing mats. During each of her careers she received accolades of the “Education Service Award” and “Mississippi Business Woman of the Year.”

She is preceded in death by her parents and a niece (Connie Rene’ Boyd Bailey). Survivors include her husband of 50-plus years, Robert (Bob) Neblett; and sons Jim, Rob (Renee), Pat (Tara), five grandchildren who lovingly called her “GanGan” Granger, Garrett, Gunner, Robin and Robsen, sisters Carolyn Biedenharn Boyd (Lonnie) Mary Biedenharn Majors (Penn), nieces and nephews Kim Mclaughlin, Carol Cook, Penn Majors IV, Justin Majors, Adams Majors, nine grand nieces and nephews and her very best friend and cousin Lyn Irvin.

In all her business and professional life she still had one motto, “nothing is as important as family” and she loved each and every one more deeply than most.