Nona Jannell (LaFrentz) Murphree

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Nona Jannell (LaFrentz) Murphree, 84, of Waco passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday January 22, 2023 in Waco Texas.

Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Stone officiating. Graveside to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Visitation:  6-8 PM, Wednesday, January 25, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 6 to 8 PM.

Jannell was born January 9, 1939 in Waco Texas. She married Ronnie November 24, 1955 in Waco, Texas where they raised their family. In addition to being a wife and mother, she was a seamstress as well as a secretary for Bosqueville Baptist Church where she has been a member for many years. In retirement, she loved spending time with her kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was adored by her family, and we will carry her in our hearts until we meet again.

Jannell was proceeded in death by her husband, Ronnie in 2014.

Jannell is survived by her children, Mark and wife Charlene, Gina Snell, and Mechelle Hussain and husband Azfar Shah; grandchildren, Andy Daniel, Brianna Waldsmith-Erickson, Rachel Murphree Walsh, Marcus Cross, Danielle Weyenberg and Nicole Schwartinsky; great-grandchildren, Emma Robertson, Ella Ralston, Annabelle Daniel, Truman Daniel, Shelby Atkinson, Sadie Atkinson, Brooks Schwartinsky, and Katelyn Schwartinsky.

She will be missed by many other family and friends.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. As a child when we would play together I don’t think I ever heard your mother raise her voice I’d love to listen to her talk she has such as loving kind sweet voice and I always like to hear her laugh. Always love coming there and visiting and playing with my cousins she is truly a golden angel heaven is very very lucky to have her on their side .I no they ain’t very many words people can say to make it feel any better in your hearts but just know your mother loved all of y’all and always think of the good and positive thing she’s always said and done for you just know when you see a butterfly it’s her flying around you making sure you’re okay I know all your hearts are heavy and with sadness I can’t say it’ll get better because I too have been down that road but with a loss of a grandchild it never gets easier to feel that hurt just know she’s in no more pain and she’s with everyone that she loved they were waiting for her at the gates waiting to take her hand and walk her through she will be truly missed…love your cousin Teresa.. Butch and Carol’s daughter..

  2. Jannel will be greatly missed . She was a wonderful neighbor for many years to our Alston group; Betty Black, MaryAnn Holmes, Willie and Jan McCray, Viola Denny, Tracey and Lisa Everett Arp, and Nelda Hestilow Crest.
    Sending prayers your way.

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