Mrs. Nell Kathryn Nelson Pewitt, age 96, of Memphis,
TN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12,
2023, at her home surrounded by family.
She was born on November 29, 1926, in Weakley
County, TN to the late Dewey Vernon Nelson and
Jessie Mae Colley Nelson.
Nell was a strong, independent, and hard-working
woman who spent 32 years as a Human Resources
Manager in the Mopar Parts Division of the Chrysler
Corporation in Memphis, TN. After briefly retiring to
care for her mother until her death at the age of 100,
she returned to the workforce, this time as an
Administrative Professional at Edward Jones in Memphis.
A devout Christian woman, Nell was also an active member
of Quail Ridge Church of Christ in Bartlett, TN where she
faithfully attended weekly services and participated in
women’s Bible study.
She is survived by two grandchildren, Stephen (Dana) Pewitt
of Cordova, TN and Hunter Kathryn Pewitt of Las Vegas,
NV, a niece Faye (Ed) Floyd, and two nephews, Norman
(Catherine) Harwood of Cicero, IN and Tom Harwood of
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son
and only child, Captain Harry Nelson Pewitt
(United States Army) and her only sibling, a sister,
Helen Nelson Harwood.
A Visitation will be held in our funeral chapel on Saturday,
April 22, 2023 at 11AM, and a Celebration of Life service
will be held at 1PM with a burial to follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorials in her honor can be made to Vietnam Veterans
of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the ASPCA.