Ver­nell “Nell” Bre­land

1925 ~ 2019

The Sun Herald (Sunday) - - Obituaries & News -


Nora Ver­nell Shat­tles B re land was born in Brook­lyn, Mis­sis­sippi to De lanie Bertrand S hat tl es and John Richard Shat­tles, who of course pre­ceded her in death along with her 8 sib­lings: Har­vey Shat­tles, Ver­lena Wal­lace, Hu­bert Shat­tles, Alma Mey­ers, Elom Shat­tles, Mar­gorie Fair­ley, Ra­mond Shat­tles, and Yvonne Hop­stein. Nell was also pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 54 years, Jim­mie Davis Bre­land.

She is sur­vived by two daugh­ters, Glo­ria B re land and Selina Bre­land (Jack Pick­er­ing), grand­daugh­ter, Ash­ley Tr a han( Dy­lan Keo hane ), great grand­son, Wren Keo­hane, step great grand­daugh­ter, Raven Keo­hane, and step grand­son, John Pick­er­ing.

Nell’s early as­pi­ra­tions to be a jour­nal­ist gave way to rais­ing a fam­ily, and after many years of mil­i­tary travel, she and Jim­mie set­tled in Ocean Springs circa 1964. She had many in­ter­ests in­clud­ing rocks and plants and pho­tog­ra­phy, but it was her love of books (lots of books!) and ge­neal­ogy that eased her wan­der­lust, al­low­ing her to travel to so many places and times. In later years, friends and fam­ily (Brenda, Der­rel, Deb­bie, and her beloved Shirley) pro­vided price­less op­por­tu­ni­ties to run the roads, re­search an­ces­tors, and run the roads some more. Her en­thu­si­asm will be missed, as will her Rum Cake.

The fam­ily wishes to ac­knowl­edge and thank Green­briar Nurs­ing Cen­ter and Kin­dred Hos­pice for their com­pas­sion, pa­tience and re­mark­able care. Also, to Karen Saf­fle for your min­istry and friend­ship to Nell.

A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19, 2019, with a vis­i­ta­tion from 1:00 p.m. un­til the 2:00 p.m. ser­vice at First Pres­by­te­rian Church of Ocean Springs ,921 Ocean Ave. Ocean Springs.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made in mem­ory of Ver­nell Bre­land to The Stephen Min­istry of First Pres­by­te­rian of OS or Friends Ocean Springs Li­brary.

RIEMANN FAM­ILY FU­NERAL HOME ,13872 Le­moyne Blvd at Wash­ing­ton Ave in West Jack­son County is proudly serv­ing the Bre­land fam­ily. An on­line obit­u­ary may be viewed, mem­o­ries and photo’s shared at www. rie­man­n­fam­

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