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Shows, Nelwyn Pinson

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January 5, 1947 - December 15, 2016

Shows, Nelwyn Pinson

Nelwyn Pinson Shows was born in Shreveport, LA on January 5, 1947 and passed away with peace and grace on December 15, 2016 in Dallas, TX.

Nelwyn was a resident of Plano, TX for 18 years, previously resided in Monroe, LA. She was an active member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Andrew Choir and she attended the Walk of Emmaus Dallas Women’s Walk #187 in March 2005. She was an active member of the Dallas Emmaus Community serving on many walks and faithfully participating in her weekly Emmaus Reunion Group, The Sweeping Sisters.

Nelwyn received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Louisiana Tech University and her masters from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She spent her life in academia retiring as Principal of the Year from Arapaho Classical Magnet in Richardson, TX.

Nelwyn was a devoted mother to her three children; Heather Shows Tattersall, Harrison Shows, Lauren Shows; two grandchildren, Olivia and Owen Shows; sister and best friend, Nancy Kenney, brother-in-law, Hul Kenney, nephew, Collin Kenney; sisters-in-law, Helen and Daune Shows, one aunt, Maydell Brill; five Shows nieces and nephews, four Kenney nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by her childhood sweetheart and only love, Melvin Ray Shows and parents, Nell Pinson and James Max Pinson.

Nelwyn’s memorial service will be on January 5, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or MD Anderson in Houston, TX. Please leave family condolences at

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Paula Heard Pardue

December 22, 2016 5:04PM

Like so many of Nancy's childhood friends, I remember Nelwyn as the beautiful, sweet older sister who was loved by everyone. I also remember that we all hoped to have the kind of romance and commitment that she and Melvin shared. My love and prayers go out to Nancy and her family

Cindy Smith

December 22, 2016 9:10AM

It has been a long time since we have seen each other but know you are in my great memories, love & prays for the whole family


December 22, 2016 6:55AM

Nelwyn was one of the best administrators and most gracious person my family had ever met. She made our years at ACM rich with learning, nurturing, and growing. She touched so many lives and I considered her a dear friend! Thoughts and prayers to your family!

Kay Baldwin Harris

December 21, 2016 8:25PM

So sorry to hear this. Nelwyn was sweet, fun, smart, and always beautiful. Our sympathy and love to Nancy and all the family.

Sandi O'Glee Cain

December 21, 2016 11:39AM

Nelwyn was a very special person to me since we first met when we were young. She was a very classy lady, with a soft heart & gentle spirit. I am saddened by her passing but will never forget her. May she ever Rest in Peace. Praying for comfort for all her family.M