Nellie P. Gaines, 89 of Rice, VA entered her Heavenly home peacefully on February 16, 2021. She was born on July 23, 1931 in Amherst County. She was the daughter of the late Henry William Padgett and the late Marion May Hudson Padgett. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elwood Gaines and four brothers and three sisters. Nellie is survived by three sons; Danny (Shirley) of Farmville, Jimmy of Rice, Michael (Christy) of Rice, two daughters Dale (Richard) Hicks of Farmville and Deborah (Roy) Harris of Lynchburg. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; Noah, Amber, Lindsay, Richard Browning, Sam, Tammy, Mikie, Kellie, Billi Jo, Caleb, Zeb, Gabe, Bryan, Ann Marie, 12 great grandchildren and one sister Ruby Gaines of Lynchburg, numerous nieces and nephews and a very special young lady Jaden Capati. The family would like to say a special thank you to Angela Fowlkes and Gwen Kirby with Centra Home Health for the love and care for our mother for many years. She was loved by all who knew her and was called “Nana” by many children that she kept through the years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church/Holly Farms Rd Baptist Church since 1968. She has been a loyal and faithful member for 53 years.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prince Edward Rescue Squad or the Rice Vol. Fire Dept or Holly Farms Rd Baptist Church.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:00PM in Trinity Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 11:00AM – 12:45 at Puckett Funeral Home. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.