Nelda Jean Fitzgerald

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Nelda Jean Fitzgerald, 78, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at her home.

She was born on February 7, 1937, in Simpsonville, Tex., and was the daughter of the late Daniel Lee and Irene Maddox.

She was united in marriage to Carl Fitzgerald on April 7, 1956, and to this union one daughter, Phyllis, was born.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Fitzgerald; her parents; great-granddaughter, Atley Seal; two brothers, Ray Maddox and Aaron Maddox; and three sisters, Ann Genzer, Elsie Eilbeck and Lillian Jenkins.

Survivors include daughter, Phyllis Seal and husband Billy of Piggott, Ark.; four grandsons, Billy Joe Seal (Priscilla), Darrin (Lacy Manor), Danny Seal (Alissa) and Brian Seal all of Piggott, Ark.; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brandon, Haley, Kloie, Hudson and Alyssa; a brother, Herman Maddox (Priscilla) of Vilonia, Ark.; three sisters-in-law, Martha Davies (Ronnie), Patty Fouse (Jim) and Olga Fitzgerald all of Pennsylvania; three brothers-in-law, Ray Fitzgerald (Judy) and Johnnie Fitzgerald (Debbie) both of Pennsylvania, and Jimmy Elbeck of Texas and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Charles Richardson officiating. Burial is in Dogwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.