Retha Nell Trotter Hankins, 85, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 8, 2018 at Shannon Memorial Hospital in San Angelo, Texas.
Nell was born in Rusk County, Texas to E.A. and Arnice Trotter on February 18, 1933. She graduated from Leveretts Chapel High School in Overton, Texas in 1951 and Kilgore Junior College in 1953. She
married her high school sweetheart Kenneth Dale Hankins on June 12, 1953 in Laird Hill, Texas. She worked as an executive assistant for Barnes Landes Goodman and Youngblood, Architects in Austin,
Texas as well as Llewelyn Davies Sahni, Architects in Houston, Texas until her retirement in the 90’s.
Mrs. Hankins was a devoted Christian who attended Crestview Baptist Church since 1963. She loved to volunteer at the Austin Baptist Association as well as her church, which she did until moving to
Brownwood, Texas in March. Nell was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved to be in the moment with her family and share in their lives. She was the rock that stabilized them — she loved to
She enjoyed history, traveling, camping, reading, handwork and watching things grow.
She will truly be missed by all her family but they know she is in the Lord’s hands surrounded by all of the loved ones who preceded her; Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters, her husband, Kenneth Dale and her daughter, Kathy Sue.
Nell is survived by her daughter and husband, Kim Hankins Hull and Dr. Truett Hull of Brownwood, Texas, her sons Jim R. Hankins and Cesar Rodriguez of Granger, Texas, her grandchildren, Emily and
Devin Griffin of Dallas, Texas, Gibson and Amara Hull and Tucker Hull of Austin, Texas, Molly and Frankie Valencia, Liya Katherine Hull and Finian Henok Hull, all of Brownwood, Texas.
The family of Nell Hankins wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Shannon Memorial Hospital ICU staff and the Chatfield Assisted Living for making her last months and
days so wonderful and peaceful.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd in Austin. Funeral service will be at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Austin Memorial Park.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Victory Life Academy, Brownwood, Texas.
For those desiring, you may also access the online guest registry and obituary at www.wcfish.com.