January 5, 1947 - December 15, 2016
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 www.AriaCremation.com
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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