We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hughes Funeral Home
Nelliose Heard, daughter of the late Andrew Williams and Queen Victoria Jefferson transition this life on Monday, June 28, 2021 Our beloved mother Nelliose was blessed to have journey through this life for 85 years. Affectionately known as Ms. Nell in her neighborhood and lovingly, call mother Heard by her church family. She was a friend, mother, grandmother, sister, and auntie of numerous people who she encountered, throughout the years. Her pass-time activities and love were enjoying conversation with her neighbors and those who passed by as she sat on the porch sharing stories of her childhood memories and eating peach ring candies. Nelliose received her former education in Jefferson County Georgia, where she graduated from Wadley High School. In 1964 she moved to Trenton, New Jersey and remained in this area for 54 years. She was employed by Circle F industries as a machine operator and a home Health Service Aide for Mercer County Board of Social Service, and as a Bus Aide for Hamilton Township Schools, where she worked until she medically retired. She was a member of the New Hope Church of God in Christ for 46 years, under the leadership of Pastor Edward Wolfe. Throughout her tenure there she was a songstress of numerous soul stirring melodies such as, “It’s Another New Year And I Ain’t Gone”. She was also referred to as one of New Hope Golden Girls, which they were known for their hilarious-wit and candor. Nelliose was predeceased by her husband, Willie Heard. Also, preceding her in death, her brothers Hubert and Leotis Williams, one brother-in-law, Porter Davis, her three sons, Byron Heard, Larry and Roy Stewart, and two grandsons, Angel Abend and Daniel Ware. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Kenneth Stewart. Her daughters and sonsin-law, Joann & Isaac Mimes, Sandra & David Ware and her daughter Calandria Heard, her caretaker One Sister, Minnie Davis. A special niece, Sonya Williams. Eighteen grandchildren, twenty great grands, four great, great grands. She will be missed by all the Locust Street crew who looked out for her daily. A great big thank you to the crew! A host of nieces, nephews, and friends.