Nelda Marie Hale Shamburger, 82, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018. She was born on May 18, 1936, in Lumberton, Mississippi, where she grew up on her parent's farm. She graduated from Lumberton High School where she was an all-around athlete, cheerleader, and homecoming queen. After completing cosmetology certification at Pearl River College, she began her married life in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She later moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, then to Lake Jackson, Texas, and back to Baton Rouge.
She was known for her compassion and devotion to others, especially in their times of need. She leaves a legacy of love for the Lord, allegiance to our country, and passion for all things LSU. Nelda's interests included Bible studies, bridge, bowling, cooking, decorating, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
Nelda is preceded in death by her parents, "Jake" and Vada Hale.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Billy George Shamburger; daughters Lisa Shamburger Dryden and Karen Shamburger Ryne (husband Wallace); grandchildren Laura and Austin Tyrone (wife Hannah), Kayela, Lacey, and Halee Jenkins, and Madison Dryden.
Visiting hours will take place on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 10:00 AM, and the service will follow at 11:00 AM at Resthaven Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Austin Tyrone, Wallace Ryne, Rex Cochran, Greg Brumfield, Perry Tate, and Harlan Wales. Honorary pallbearer is Phil Mourot.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the March of Dimes or to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital.
The family of Nelda Shamburger extends their sincere thanks and appreciation to the many friends who loved and cared for Nelda through the years.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Mr. Billy, Karen, Lisa and family. My love and prayers are with you during this time.
Rhonda BankstonBaton Rouge, LA
Bill, Liza, Karen
Extremely sadden to hear that Nelda has passed. Nelda was always very caring to her friends and her family always came first to her.
Bill, it was such a pleasure for me to have you and Nelda as good friends to now know she is at rest with our Lord Jesus Christ.
May God continue to Bless you and your family.
Lew PaxtonHuffman, TX
Karen, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Gloria MoncadaBaton Rouge, LA
Mr. Bill, Lisa, Karen, and grandkids, I’m so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Ms. Nelda was a 2nd mom to me, allowing me to live w/y’all some during my senior year, praying for me, giving me wise counsel, and always showing genuine interest in my stories & every area of my life. Thank you all for sharing “Nellie” with me; I am a stronger Christian & better woman because of her love & influence. May God’s peace keep you in the days ahead. Much love, Margaret Lynn