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Martha Nell Judson "Nellie" passed into spiritual life on Jan. 26, 2017 at her home in Corsicana. Nellie was born Nov. 22, 1924 in Athens to Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Taylor. She graduated from Athens High School and then North Texas University. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority. While teaching art in Gladewater she met and married Taylor C Judson. They had two sons, Phil and David. 
Nellie was an active member of several local organizations, including First United Methodist Church, Kinsloe House, Soirée Dinner Club, Quintilian Book Club as well as many bridge clubs. After teaching for 20 years she and Taylor enjoyed traveling and spending time with their grandchildren and family.
After the death of her husband Taylor, Nellie and her high school sweetheart, Ben Dave Dickerson, rekindled their flame and were married. They both enjoyed traveling and loved cruises of which they enjoyed many, before Ben's death. Nellie stayed active renewing her skills at Duplicate Bridge and attained the rank of Bronze. 
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Taylor Judson, her son, David Judson, and her husband, Ben Dickerson. Nellie is survived by her son, Phil and wife Darlene; grandson Matt and wife Carie and great grandsons Charlie and Calame; grandson Jody and wife Lindsey and great granddaughters Dakota, Jocelyn and Lydia. 
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens with Dr. Steven Bell officiating.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, TX. 75110 or to your favorite charity.  An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Nellie Judson obituary.
Published on January 27, 2017
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