Verta “Nell” Phelps Click passed away from this Earth into her Savior’s arms on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the age of 97. Nell was born on November 20, 1923 in Winters, Texas; the only daughter to Jim and Betty Phelps. She worked on the farm with her two brothers and family. As the only daughter she adored her two brothers, and said the hardest days of her life were when they each went to war. She graduated from Winters High School in 1940. She then moved to Abilene and went to Abilene Commercial College where she pursued her career in bookkeeping. She met the love of her life at the age of 30 years old and had 5 year courtship until she married J.P. Click on August 20, 1959 in Winters, Texas. They made their homestead in Merkel, Texas where they resided their entire marriage. On March 2, 1964 they welcomed their only child Nancy Kay Click. This is when Nell’s life transitioned to a mom and fulltime caregiver. She had a garden for over 50 years and anyone who stepped on her porch may get one of three home-cooked meals she made daily. She volunteered many hours at the First Baptist Church in Merkel where she served on the hostess committee and helped in the nursery. In her latter years she enjoyed helping take care of her grandkids and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years J.P. Click; her parents Jim and Betty Phelps; and her beloved brother Wilburn and B Phelps. She leaves on this Earth her daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Stace Nicholson; granddaughters Natalie, Alex and Lindsie; and great grandchild Emerie. The family would like to thank Pat, Katy, Juanita, Enedina, and Brenda and the many other hospice and healthcare workers who loved and helped care for Nell in her final years. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00PM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Starbuck Funeral Home in Merkel. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Merkel. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
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