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Nelva Jean (Poindexter) Roach

July 10, 1940 ~ November 23, 2017 (age 77)

The Piano Brothers

On November 23, 2017, Nelva (Nell) Jean Poindexter Roach, 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at her daughter's home after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hardin W. Poindexter and Luna Strader Poindexter; her husband, Cecil Roach; and four siblings, Doris Poindexter, Mary Tilley, Walter Poindexter, and Clarence Poindexter. She is survived by her children, Roger Roach of Reidsville, NC, Rhonda Cozart of Eden, NC, Ron Roach and wife Debbie of Jonesborough, TN, Stephen Roach and wife Sarah of Greensboro, NC; son-in-law, Tony Cozart of Elon, NC; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Louise Rice, Betty Faber, Linda Davis, Angela Garrett, Alice Cox, Susan Doyle; brothers, Hardin Poindexter, Jr., Floyd Poindexter, Leon Poindexter, and Frank Poindexter.

Nell was a homemaker who had a special love for children. She was child care provider for most of her life, including caring for her younger siblings, raising four children of her own, providing child care in her home, working in various day care centers, and volunteering in the church nursery. She was known and loved as a "second mother" by many. She was an avid gardener who had a special love for birds, providing food for her favorite red Cardinals each winter.

Nell came from a musical family and was a talented singer. She enjoyed many genres of music, loved to dance, and was a natural flatfoot style dancer. During her last days she received much comfort from Scripture Lullabies and inspirational music. She was a member of The Fellowship Church of Reidsville. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 91:4: He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. (New Living Translation)

The family wishes to thank Pastor Jenny Wilkins, Chaplain Karen Angel, Dr. Knowlton, Dr. Dohmeier, and the entire staff of Amedisys Hospice, 2929 Crouse Ln., Suite E, Burlington.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Triad Cremation Society & Chapel, 2110 Veasley Street, Greensboro. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 10:00 am in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Fellowship 1018 Barnes St  Reidsville NC or Amedisys Hospice 2929 Crouse Ln, Suite E Burlington, NC.


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