Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Munn Buffington, 90, of Collins, were held Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Collins. Mrs. Buffington passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at Merit Health Wesley Hospital in Hattiesburg.
Dr. Joseph Bird officiated the services. Music was provided by Dr. Barry Morris, Jay Baggett, and James Arrington Goff.
Interment was in the Collins City Cemetery in Collins with Stringer Family Funeral Services of Crystal Springs in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Alan Buffington, Brooks Buffington, Gerad Buffington, Brandon Munn, Allen Price, and Chris Purdum. Honorary pallbearers were Nicole Buffington and Lindsay Buffington Purdum.
Nell was born December 8, 1928, in Columbia, Mississippi, to John Clifford and Myrtle King Munn. She graduated from Mendenhall High School. She lived in Jackson from 1952 until 1972, where she was an active member of Westview Baptist Church. Nell lived in Mount Olive and Collins for many years, where she worshiped at the First Baptist Church of Mount Olive and later at the First Baptist Church of Collins.
While living in Collins, she had a career with the Collins Public Schools as Cafeteria Manager for over 30 years. She brought love and smiles to thousands of children during that time. After retirement, she worked at Cradles to Crayons, continuing to demonstrate her love for children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Clifford and Myrtle King Munn; her husband of 44 years, Bobby Buffington; her sisters, Mary Catherine, Elizabeth, and Cleo; and her brothers, James and Marion (Bo).
Survivors include her sons, Scott Buffington (Marjorie), Larry Buffington (Linda), and Gerald Buffington (Sally); her daughter, Pam Price (Allen); her grandchildren, Lindsay Buffington Purdum (Chris), Brooks Buffington (Sarah), Alan Buffington (Morgan), Nicole Buffington, and Gerad Buffington; her brother, Bobby Munn; and five great-grandchildren, James, Hudson, Abby, Will, and Claire.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Mount Olive and the First Baptist Church of Collins.