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Nelda Louise Witte

February 15, 1937 — October 23, 2023



Nelda Louise Witte, a beloved charge nurse at the Community Blood Center, completed her final years of work dedicated to serving her community. She passed away on October 23, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of compassion and kindness that touched the lives of many.


Nelda was born on February 15, 1937, in Mooringsport, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Vernon and Olive Tilley.   Growing up in Texas, Nelda graduated from Missouri City High School before pursuing further education to become a Registered Nurse. Her commitment to learning and dedication to her profession were evident in the exceptional care she provided to countless patients over the years.


Outside of her nursing career, Nelda enjoyed various hobbies and interests. She found solace in the pages of romance novels, getting lost in their enchanting stories. Sewing and crocheting were also among her passions; she created beautiful pieces with intricate detailing that will be cherished by loved ones for years to come. Nelda had a green thumb and spent many joyful hours working outside, tending to both flower and vegetable gardens, as well as fruit trees. 


Nelda's love extended beyond her hobbies and into her family circle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Olive Tilley; her daughter Donna Witte; as well as her brothers Vernon Tilley and William Tilley and her sister Martha Hruzek.


She is survived by her daughter Connie Reynolds and husband Bryan.   Nelda adored her grandchildren, Madeline Reynolds, Lydia (Dakota) Stone, Peyton Reynolds, Elise (Brody) Julien, Jocelyn Reynolds, Alexis Shelton, Vernon Shelton, and Samantha Shelton. Each grandchild held a special place in her heart, and their memories together will forever remain treasured.


Nelda Louise Witte leaves behind a legacy that is defined by love and compassion. Her unwavering dedication to her nursing career touched countless lives and served as an inspiration to all who knew her. May her gentle soul find eternal peace as her spirit lives on in the hearts of those she leaves behind.

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