1931 - 2009
Nell Ligon, 78, passed away Friday, May 1, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services were held Monday in Lunn’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Roberson, pastor of Lamar Baptist Church, officiating.
Graveside services were held later in the Delhi Cemetery in Delhi, OK.
Mrs. Ligon was born March 27, 1931, to the late Reno and Willie (Mitchell) Head in Delhi, where she graduated high school. She attended Midwestern State University and majored in Education with a specialty in Home Economics. After receiving her degree she taught one year at Nocona and one year at Antelope. In 1963 she attended the Benz School of Floral Design in Houston and returned to Wichita Falls where she managed the Flower Mart from 1963 to 1981. In 1981 she moved to Amarillo to work in a flower shop until 1995, when she retired and moved back to Wichita Falls. During that time she traveled to flower shows and did demonstrations in floral arrangements. The highlight of her career was being invited to help decorate the White House for Christmas when Gerald Ford was president. After returning to Wichita Falls she worked at Rediscovery Flowers until her second retirement. She was a member of Lamar Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jon Ligon; a brother, Kenneth Head; and two sisters, Bertha Faye Bonifield and Maybell Ford.
Survivors include two sons, Jay of Iowa Park, and Jim of Wichita Falls; a sister, Avie Crites of Borger; a brother, Billy Head of Canyon; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at Presbyterian Manor.