Nelly B. Polderman

Published 1:30 am Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nelly B. Polderman, 78, of Picayune, Miss. passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her residence. She was lovingly cared for by family in her home during a prolonged illness.

Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Picayune Funeral Home with the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, La. at 2:30 p.m.

Nelly was born February 22, 1933 in the Netherlands. She came to Texas USA with her husband, Leendert J. Polderman and her five children in 1969. She spent her retirement years in Picayune, since 1998 living close to two of her married sons.

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Nelly honored Christ in every area of her life. She loved her children and thanked God every day for them. She had a beautiful servant’s heart. She was active in her church family; she served the community as a day care provider. She played the mandolin to please the Lord. Her hobbies included sewing, but her passion was gardening. She was simply beautiful- inside and out. Today, her legacy continues through her children and grandchildren as their lives have become a testimony to Christ.

She is preceded in death by: her parents Pieter Bosselaar and Pieternella Fransina Van Houte; a brother, Jan Bosselaar, and a grandson, Kristian.

She is survived by: her three sons: Rudi Polderman, his wife Silvia, Frank Polderman, his wife Linda, Leendert “Lane” Polderman and his wife Truly; two daughters, Jeannette Holland, her husband Glenn, Carla McNeil and her husband Josh; 17 grandchildren: Michael, Rotan, Liane, Joshua, Emily, Nathan, Alicia, Frank, Erik, Kirk, Tanner, Laurie, Britni, Jake, Tyler, and Lacey; two great-grandchildren, Reef and Carter; two brothers from Holland, Ko Bosselaar and his wife An, Jan’s wife Suus Bosselaar, Ad Bosselaar and his wife Willie; one sister from Holland, Ria Bosselaar Van Daalan and her husband Henk.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.