Nell Allen Austin
March 31, 1937  -  January 7, 2019

Nell Allen Austin

Stephens Funeral Home
2800 Old North Hills St.
Meridian, MS  39305
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10 am to 12 pm
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Celebration of Life
Stephens Funeral Home
2800 Old North Hills St.
Meridian, MS  39305
Saturday, January 12, 2019
12 noon
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Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
7774A Highway 39 North
Meridian, MS  39305
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A celebration of life service for Nell Allen Austin will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Stephen's Funeral Home, with visitation being held from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Mrs. Austin, age 81, of Meridian, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Nell was born March 31, 1937, in Butler, AL to the late Gaines & Mary Smith and was a Clark Co. Beat 4 Valedictorian graduate. Nell retired from the Meridian Housing Authority, where she worked for over twenty years. She also worked for Barham and Stephens Funeral Homes for several years. Nell was a founding member of First United Pentecostal Church in Quitman, Mississippi and attended there for over forty years. In her time at the church, she could often be found serving, cleaning, and loving people. Nell was a loving and patient mother and grandmother and a faithful, caring friend to all who were privileged to know her.

She is survived by her sons, Frank Austin and Ron Austin; grandson, Taylor Austin (apple of her eyes), daughter-in-love, Angela Austin; a host of nieces and nephews; and longtime friend Brenda McLeod.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Austin, daughter, Kathy Austin Allen and granddaughter, Noel; her sister, Grace Miller, and brother, BL Allen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be shared with the Nell Austin Memorial Fund at First United Pentecostal Church of Quitman, 129 County Road 151, Quitman, MS 39355 or online at

Pall bearers will be Tommy Miller, Jodie Miller, Dale Carmichael, Bruce Allen, James Chavez and Larry Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike White and Jessie Chavez.

Family and friends may leave online condolences at


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  1. Caldwell family
    Jackson, MS

    We are so sorry for your loss. May the loving memories you share and God's Word comfort you at this difficult time. One scripture that always comforts us is found at Revelation 21:3,4 -  "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." We hope it comforts you as well.

  2. Carlton Vance
    Union, MS

    Nell was a very sweet lady. She was my office assistant at barham funeral home for several years. I loved her dump cakes and sausage balls she often shared with us. Rip sweet lady your labor is done.

  3. Wilda Gibson
    Meridian, MS

    My condolences to the family upon this sweet lady's passing to Heaven. I always enjoyed my visits with her at the funeral home. She was such a kind, sweet, compassionate lady. God Bless her family at this difficult time.

  4. Chris Hamrick
    Quitman, MS

    Thoughts and prayers for my friend Sister Nell Austin

  5. Jennifer Ray
    Natchez, MS

    I'm so sorry that I can't make it to the service I love you all very much!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!!!

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