Jimmie Nevener

Jimmie Lee Nevener

June 5, 1917 - March 4, 2021
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Jimmie Lee Nevener, affectionately known as “Rennie”, a beloved 103 years old, went to be with the Lord March 4th, 2021.
Jimmie was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, June 5, 1917, to Thomas Collier Lee and Jemmie Lloyd Lee.
She graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1935. She was a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design and a former member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Jimmie was an Interior Designer for Spears Furniture Company, Wichita Falls Texas, Sears & Roebuck, Pine Bluff and Owner of Colony House Interiors for over 40 years.
Jimmie was a life member of Trinity Episcopal Church and President of the Craft Guild for years coordinating efforts for the Annual Taste of Trinity Bazaar.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Nevener, Jr. of 70 years; her sister, Jeanette Lee Wood of Pine Buff; her brother, Thomas Collier Lee, Jr of Altheimer; her daughter, Carolyn Lee Kientz of Pine Bluff and grand-daughter, Brittney Ann Kientz of Sheridan, and a grandson, Wendell Christopher Nevener of Little Rock.

She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Lee Ellison of Bella Vista, Arkansas; son, John Joseph Nevener III of Bella Vista, Arkansas; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

The Reverend Dr. Walter Van Zant Windsor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Woodville, Mississippi, former Priest of Trinity Episcopal Church, will officiate at a graveside service Saturday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Bellwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Trinity Episcopal Church. 703 West 3rd, Pine Bluff or St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church, 1001 Kingsdale Rd., Bella Vista, Arkansas.

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  • Service

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, March 13, 2021 1:00pm
    Bellwood Cemetery
    2195 West Pullen Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
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    Reverend Dr. Walter Van Zant Windsor
  • Interment

    Bellwood Cemetery
    2195 West Pullen Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
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Sandy Lites Rodgers

Posted at 12:14pm
John, I was sorry to hear your mother has passed away. You were blessed to have her with you for so long and I know you will miss her everyday. My thoughts are of you and your family at this time.

Chelsea Friesen

Posted at 08:05am
Our warmest condolences to your family Crystal, Mike, and Rick - We love you and are praying for peace - Love The Friesen Family
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Crystal Williams Posted at 11:02am

Chelsea Ann, thank you so much for being such an amazing friend/sister to me! Rennie would be so honored by your amazingly sweet gesture! Love you more than you will ever know!!

Mary Jo Watson

Posted at 10:56pm
I didn't get to meet "Rennie" until she was 97 years old. She was a very pleasant lady. She had the tiniest feet! I remember "Johnny", as she called him, fretting over her feet. She always wanted to wear the same shoes, her favorite! She still dressed herself and always chose nice clothes to dress in. She usually wore a nice jacket to complete her outfit and carried a purse every time she and Johnny went for her weekly ride and for their weekly date/dinner night. She would finish her day at home with a tiny chocolate covered ice cream bar from Swanson's. Her laughter was a small chuckle. Her favorite game show was Wheel of Fortune. I could tell she was a very intelligent and strong woman. She built her own home interior design business and it was a successful business. I think she told me she worked until she was 80ish. Wow! She even had a room in her home, set up like an interior design shop, complete with lots of shelves, drawers, fabrics, threads, etc., and oh!, did I say "lots" of fabric!! She still had some decorative pillows she told me she had designed.She was a lady of class and very petite, dainty. My condolences to her family. You were blessed to love her and share life with her for a long time and she'll remain in your hearts and thoughts forever. Whenever thoughts of her feel like the wind blowing lightly or the sun shining brightly, just look up and tell the Lord thank you for your "Rennie." And tell Him to tell her,"Hello and I love you!" for you. He'll do it just for you. He doesn't mind. God bless you all.
Mary Jo Watson

Dale Ridgway

Posted at 04:32pm
Sometimes an obituary can be like a time machine. Just reading the name, Jimmie Nevener, took me back to the days of Colony House, and John working with my dad at Raley Furniture those many years. Her life extended far beyond all of that, but she and John made those years all the richer for me. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Cindy Mcvay

Posted at 10:43am

I am so sorry for y'alls lost. But I know that GAGA and Carolyn were waiting at the gate for her and taking her on her rides each day. I bet even Doane, Earlene, Marsha and Chris were there and cheering her on too. She had a full and wonderful life and John you took wonderful care of her.

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