Julia Nell Willeford

July 19, 1936 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 85)


After a lengthy illness, on September 15, 2021 our dear mother, sister and aunt passed from this earth to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ. Julia Nell (Bostick) Willeford was born on July 19, 1936 to Clovis Floyd and Reba Voncile (Haggard) Bostick in Lamesa, Texas. When she was five years of age, Clovis took a job on the McCollum Ranch in Andrews County, Texas to farm and cowboy. She started the first grade in the Andrews ISD system and went on to receive her diploma in 1954. During her high school years, Nell participated in many school activities including the all-girls flag football between Junior & Senior classes and was a starter on the volleyball team for two years. She loved being known as one of the “Bostick Girls” as she and her three sisters were called by friends. She married Ernest Humberson in 1954 and had three children from that union. After finishing business school in Odessa, Texas, Nell moved to Longview, Texas in 1967 where she loved living in the east Texas pines. She later moved to Euless, Texas where she enjoyed attending the Euless Baptist Church . After retirement she moved to Andrews to care for her aging parents for eight years. Nell enjoyed being with her mother, daddy and sisters to work on crochet and knitting. After moving back to Andrews, she and former classmates, Alma Grace Fitts and Nancy Helvey spent many hours remembering the fun times going to Andrews High. After her parents death Nell returned to East Texas.

Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Joshua Bean & Myrtle Dell (Pryor) Bostick, maternal grandparents, Mack Farlin and Carrie Lou (Tune) Haggard, parents, Clovis Floyd and Reba Voncile (Haggard) Bostick. Several aunts and uncles, cousins, Bobbye (Pike) Gregory and Joe Bostick. Brother-in-law, George Mack Humphrey. And Nell’s very special pet and companion, Emma.

Family surviving Nell are her three children, daughter Robin and husband Jimmy Clawson of DeSoto, Texas, son James Humberson and wife Hollye of Gilmer, Texas and daughter Tracy Langford and husband Kenny of Carthage, Texas. Grandson Chad Clawson and wife Jennifer and their children Summer, Colton and Teagan from Midlothian, Texas; grandson Laken Clawson and wife Patricia and their children, Stephen and Skye of Denton, Texas; grandson Corey Clawson and wife Sarah and their daughter Kira of Granbury, Texas. Grandsons Rusty and Rex Humberson of Longview, Texas. Grandson Jonathan Langford and granddaughter Kelli and husband Nathan Scogins and their children Aiden and Haven of Carthage, Texas. Other survivors include her three sisters; Wanda Lou (Bostick) Coombes and husband Henry of Odessa, Texas and their children Kevin Coombes and wife Debbie of Odessa, Texas; Trish Coombes of Odessa, Texas; sister, Reba Ann Criner and husband J. B. of Mertzon, Texas and their children, Terry Criner and wife Molly of Mertzon, Texas and Cristie Jo Morrison and husband Norman of Anna, Texas. Sister Karan Kay Humphrey and son Kirk Humphrey and wife Shannon of Dickenson, Texas and daughter Batina Holcomb. Her dear classmates Alma Grace Fitts and Nancy Helvey both of Andrews, Texas.

Donations can be made in her name to, Texas Home Health Hospice Care Longview.
Cremation Services were provided by East Texas Funeral

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