Gerald Wayne Nettles

Published 4:45 pm Monday, April 1, 2024

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March 8, 1961 – March 27, 2024

NATCHEZ – Funeral services for Gerald Wayne Nettles, 63, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at his residence will be at noon, on Monday, April 1, 2024, at Community Chapel Church of God on Morgantown Rd., Natchez with Pastor Bo Swilley officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 1, 2024, from 10 a.m. until service time at Community Chapel Church of God.

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Gerald, “Wayne” as he was affectionately known; was born March 8, 1961, in Natchez, MS. to Charles Gerald Nettles and Jeanette Savoy Nettles.

Wayne had a bigger than life personality. He loved the outdoors, riding his motorcycle, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. Wayne was the type of person who never met a stranger and made friends easily. Wayne definitely was a firecracker, he fought bravely and courageously against cancer for three years. Wayne was a very loved man by all. Sadly, Wayne’s battle with cancer came to an end on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, surrounded by all his loved ones.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Jeanette Nettles; favorite uncle, Carol Nettles; and a great nephew, Gage Lee Nettles.

Wayne leaves to cherish his memories, his loving fiancé, Heather Johnese; one daughter, Mandy Nettles; one son, Gerald Wayne “Little Wayne” Nettles Jr.; one step-daughter, Savannah Johnese; one brother, Mike Nettles and his wife, Barbara; two step-grandchildren, Noah and Isabelle; three nephews, Christopher Nettles and wife, Cameron, Micheal Nettles and Ryan Nettles; one niece, Noell Nettles; great-nephews, Christopher “Bug” Nettles, Ayden Nettles, and Josh Evans; one great-niece, Chassity Evans; several special family members, Linda and Ray Smedley, Susan and Leslie Givens, Danielle Roberts, Michael and Nathan Smedley, and Vickki Perry; other relatives and friends.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Amanda Heathcoat, to all the doctors and nurses at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center of Baton Rouge, LA and Compassus Hospice.