Nevella Jane Bill (Nee Atkinson), 80, passed away peacefully at home in Sebastian, FL, on Wednesday December 21st, 2022, with family by her side. She was born and raised in Springfield, IL, the only daughter of 4 children, born to Harry and Pearl (Nee Sullivan) Atkinson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jerry Casper and Harry Atkinson; son, Harry Bill; step-son, John Bill; one grandson, Stephen Bill; and the love of her life, Charles F. Bill.
She is survived by daughters, Tina (Ron) Coleman of Missouri and Paula (Kenneth) of Florida; son. Paul Sr. of Illinois; brother, Phillip (May) Casper of Louisiana; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews and many who called her “mom” and “grandma”.
She worked for Hope School for the Blind, St John’s Hospital and the State of Illinois, where she retired after many years. She was a member of the Fort Pierce, Florida Women’s Club.
She was a devoted, generous and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved her family and any time spent with them. She loved the holidays and the joy it brought to her family. She loved all of her pets, especially her most recent, Angel and Pickles.
She enjoyed family gatherings, watching the St. Louis Cardinal/Chicago Cubs rivalry, the Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Chiefs. She enjoyed shows on the Hallmark Channel, playing games on her tablet, traveling, going on cruises, walks by the ocean and the warm weather of Florida.
She was loved by all who met her and will be missed by all who love her.
Thank you to all who helped her fight her cancer valiantly, and to VNA Hospice of Indian River County for taking great care of her and our family.
The family is being served by Millennium Cremation Service, Sebastian, Florida. Funeral services and internment will be held at a later date in Springfield, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue 710 Jackson St., Sebastian, FL. 32958.
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