On May 12, 2019 our sweet mother went home to hear Father say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Madeline Ryals Nemec was born on February 8, 1937, and grew up in Anton, Texas. She attended West Texas Hospital School of Nursing and graduated as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She married Adolph Nemec on October 8, 1956, and they later moved to Lubbock. She served the West Texas area as a lifelong nurse at many different places. She worked at West Texas Hospital, Lubbock Osteopathic Hospital, Lubbock State School, and retired from service while employed at Lubbock Regional MHMR in 2004.
Madeline was a devoted member of Parkway Drive Church of Christ for 57 years.
In 2006, she became a resident of The Plaza at Lubbock. During her stay she impacted the lives of many residents, their families, and staff. She continued her ministry of serving by being the welcoming committee for new residents, serving on the resident counsel, and helping establish Parkway at the Plaza, a church service for residents. She was a nurturer, an encourager, caretaker, ambassador, and friend to all she encountered. She was dedicated to making deep, sincere, and personal relationships. Every person she met was so important to her and she made sure they knew it.
Her legacy of love is continued through countless friends and her family. These include daughters Susan Nemec, Brenda Ragan and husband, Randale; daughter in love, Mary Ruth Tipton; grandchildren, Joe Aaron Ragan, Joshua Ragan and wife, Jesse; Robert Deshon Ragan; granddaughter in love Collette Fingers; great-grandsons Wyatt, Darryl, and Stetsyn Ragan; brothers, Alton Ryals and wife, Delores; and Doyle Ryals and wife, Judy.
Memorials for Madeline can be made to the Children’s Ministry at Parkway Drive Church of Christ, 3120 Parkway Drive Lubbock, Texas, 79403.