Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, with Rev. Ernie Kight officiating. Interment will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born in Sikeston, Missouri on June 14, 1951, Nelda was the daughter of Genevieve (Huls) and Matthew Beamon Lewis. Twenty-one years ago, she moved from Sikeston to Abilene, Texas, where she married James Benson on March 26, 1988. Nelda was self-employed as an independent insurance agent, having previously worked for Cellular One. She was a member of Wyndrock Missionary Baptist Church.
Her parents and grandparents, Jim and Katie Huls, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, James Benson of Abilene; daughter, Tina Marie Fuwell of Bloomfield, MO; stepson, Wes Benson of Abilene; stepdaughter, Ginger Benson of Fort Worth; sister, Teresa Guiling of Cape Girardeau, MO; and two grandchildren, Taylor Rae Fuwell and Morgan Marie Fuwell.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Goff, Ken Beasley, Vernon Willingham, Robert Valdez, Randy Heald, Dr. Stephen Erck and Randy Pilgram.
Memorials may be sent to Hendrick Hospice Care, PO Box 1922, Abilene, TX 79604.