Nellie Rae Davidson Chamblee

August 31, 1934 - August 30, 2016

08/31/1934 - 08/30/2016

Past Services

Thursday September 01, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Friday September 02, 2016
Following the service at Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Friday September 02, 2016
11:00 am
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Additional Information:

Rev. Greg Powell will be officiating the service.

COFIELD, NC – Nellie Rae Davidson Chamblee, age 81, passed away on August 30, 2016 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC with her loving family by her side

Mrs. Chamblee was born on August 31, 1934 to Kirby and Pansy Odell Taylor Davidson in Harrellsville, NC. Nellie was a homemaker and farmer all of her life, providing for her family. She was a member of Brantley’s Grove Baptist Church. Nellie had a special love for children and showed that love by making baby blankets for many of them. She was a foster parent for over thirty years, fostering over one hundred children. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and listening to country music, especially Blake Shelton, naming her puppy that was given to her as a birthday gift after him. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and was called “Nanny” by everyone that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Chamblee, Jr., two brothers, Jackie Oliver Davidson and Earl Davidson, and her sister, Beverly Jane Futrell.

Nellie is survived by her daughter, Nellie Sue Chamblee of Cofield; three sons, William Thomas Chamblee, III of Cofield, Ray Davidson Chamblee and his wife Linda of Ahoskie, Earl Gaston Chamblee and his wife Cheryl of Ahoskie, three grandsons; Thomas Chamblee and girlfriend Kelsey Farmer, of Cofield, Jackie Ray Chamblee and wife Ashley of Ahoskie, and WT Chamblee, IV of OH; two granddaughters; Wanda C. Phillips and husband Heath of Winterville, NC, and Robin Dawn Chamblee of FL, two great-grandsons; Bradley Cole Phillips and Jonas Alexander Chamblee, two great-granddaughters; Allie Elizabeth Phillips and Kaley Rae Chamblee,  brother-in-law, Blakely Chamblee of Dalton, GA, along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 1, 2016, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with the Rev. Greg Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to the Union Baptist Church Relay for Life Team or you may donate online to Union Baptist Church Relay for Life Team by clicking here

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the Creech family for all their support and to caregiver, Courtney Liverman. Along with a special thank you to MedEx, ProMed, and Home Life Care for all their help.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Chamblee family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Edward and Jean Bryant
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Edward and I always enjoyed talking with her when Tommy would bring her to the Grapevine. She loved her family so. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Edward and Jean Bryant

Tracy Holbrook Huff
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Nellie, Thomas and the family. Mrs Chamblee was like a mom to me while in college and I was away from my mom. She always made me feel welcomed and loved. God has definitely gained someone special in Heaven.

Cliff and Angela Sexton
7 years ago

Bless her heart, she fought a long hard fight and now is at peace! Let the prayers of others uplift you during this time of loss. As God gives you the strength for the moment, may your memories comfort your heart in the days to come.

Dean Jernigan
7 years ago

Nellie, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Heaven definitely received an Angel. She was such a sweet and kind hearted person. I remember her last visit to the Cafe and will hold that memory in my heart forever! Will definitely miss her!! Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Love to you all…

Martha Parker
7 years ago

Nellie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know how close you both were, ever since you were a little tyke!!! May she rest now in the Lord’s hands and with your dad. Our love and prayers are with you and your family. Love you Nellie… Martha Parker and family

Carol and Chris Taylor
7 years ago

Our thought’s and prayers are with all of you.

Gerald and Brandi Jordan
7 years ago

Nellie –
We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Cabinum
7 years ago

Love and prayers for Nellie, her family, and friends ♡

Melundy Vandiford
7 years ago

Nanny was the sweetest person and the biggest advocate of the Hertford-Northampton Co 4H Livestock Show and Sale. She was always at the show cheering the kids on to smile and do the best they could do. I met the Chamblee’s in 4H and they have helped my family so much. The show will be hard next year with that empty seat on the front row, but I hope Nellie and Tom Tom will continue to come and support the kids. Nanny made my grand baby a blanket and I believe it was the last one she made and it means so much to us that she thought of us and worked so hard to make it as it was a big task with her health like it was. Thanks Nanny for touching my family in the ways u did and I promise u I will never forget u. Love you Nanny so much, rest in peace til we meet again. Love, Melundy