Nell F. Crider Albert

Nell F. Crider Albert died in Orlando, FL October 31, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice after a brief stay in Florida Hospital of Orlando. She was born in Marion County, FL July 1, 1928. Her parents were Godfrey Lorenzo Crider and Edith Beatrice Sikes Crider. She was raised in Marion and Alachua counties and Micanopy, FL was considered to be home.
She graduated from P.K. Yonge High School and continued her education by attending several universities throughout the years, Auburn, Florida, Central Florida, and Wisconsin. She lived in Auburn, Alabama and Madison, Wisconsin, returning to Gainesville, Florida in 1959. She dissolved her marriage and purchased a home in Orlando. She was employed by the owner of an investment/development company. Her responsibilities were challenging and interesting, retiring after 42 years in that position. There were many memorable projects, including the negotiation and sale of the property which was used to develop Cape Canaveral, where she shared in the excitement with the employees and space crew. Another project was the Tropic Star Lodge in Panama, a popular get away vacation spot for people from many different countries.
Nell was warm hearted and caring. When she saw someone, especially children, in need she tried to share what she had with them. Her time was limited, but she spent time with the Boys/Girls Club as a “Big Sister”. She loved her family and the fun, fellowship and delicious food fests. Her hobbies included postage stamp collecting, flower gardening and arts and crafts. She was talented and could take items and transform them into exquisite art. Her family is grateful for Lester Fields who has been a loyal friend for 50 plus years. For several years Nell was a special friend to his mother who lived to celebrate her 108Th birthday. The two of them would go on outings, medical appointments, spend time sharing experiences, and enjoying each other’s friendship. Les was grateful and told Nell that because of her kindness to his mother he would be Nell’s caregiver when the need arose. He kept that promise and was a loyal, faithful, caring friend and caregiver. He was by her side to the very end when God called her to join his Band of Angels.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Royce Rudolph Crider; Brother-in-law John R. Brabham; sisters Grace Crider Rogers Thomas, Mary Crider Smith; sister-in-law Belle Preston Crider; nephews Larry W. Rogers, John Robert Brabham, Jr., Gary E. Vaughn; niece Beverly Lois Crider.
Survivors include her brother O. Lorenzo (Pat) Crider of New Bern, NC; sister Eula Crider Brabham of Starke, FL; brothers-in-law Donald L Thomas, George P Smith; nephews Preston (Ann) Crider, Jack E Rogers, Danny R (Mary Pat) Rogers, Gregory (Jill) Smith, Jerry (Alicia) Smith, Alan Smith, James R (Tina) Brabham, Joseph R (Virginia) Brabham, Jeffrey R (Sandra) Brabham; nieces Terre Thomas (Bobby) Wester, Sarah Crider (Jim) DeLaughter, Cynthia Crider (Randy) Rouse, Judy Brabham Vaughn. She leaves behind a host of great and great grand nieces and nephews, extended family members and many friends.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held graveside at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at the Historic Micanopy Cemetery, with a viewing from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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