Nina Mae Boswell Harrell

February 12, 1935 - November 29, 2021
Nina Mae Boswell Harrell

In Loving Memory of Nina Mae Harrell, 86, of 9532 Hevener Street, Leland, NC, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Mrs. Harrell was born February 12, 1935, in New Hanover County, the daughter of the late Linwood Boswell and Bernice Inez Boswell. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Milton Ray Harrell, brother James “Joe” Boswell, and son-in-law Allen Robert Karpinsky Jr.

Survivors include a brother Douglas Roy Boswell, a son Danny Ray Harrell (Melanie), and her three daughters, Debbie Karpinsky Harrell (Tim), Sheila Kay Thomas (Joe), and Tina Marie Feeley (John) of Wilmington NC, ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Nina dedicated her entire life to her family and extended loved ones. She loved fiercely and deeply, and we take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace.
Pallbearers will be Allen Karpinsky III, Ray Harrell, Derek Cromer, Timothy Mincey, John Feeley, and Joe Thomas.

Our family wishes to thank her daughter Debbie Harrell and Tim Tabor Sr. for providing loving care and comfort to our mother during their stay with her. They brought her much peace and happiness.

A special thank you to her son Danny Harrell and daughter-in-law Melanie Harrell and their entire family for the care and dedication they provided to both our parents.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2:00 pm at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, NC with Pastor Dean Brown officiating.

The family also wishes to extend their heart-felt thanks to Liberty Hospice Center, Leland, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel – 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511


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  • December 02, 2021
    Ashley Harrell says:
    My best memories of grandma was when I was a little girl and she used to play dress up with me and put make up on me and we would paint each others finger nails. Also all those Sunday morning breakfasts she the smell of biscuits and grits and eggs would wake you up. It was always a good day at grandmas.

  • December 02, 2021
    Debbie harrell lit a candle:
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  • December 02, 2021
    Diane Karpinsky Kennedy says:
    Debbie and Family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tinker was a wonderful lady, and y brother loved her so. They are together with other love ones have a grand old tine. Glad you got to spend her days as they truly are the most precious ever, I know so well.....

  • December 02, 2021
    Mike and Shirley Harrell says:
    We will keep all of your family in our prayers . May God comfort each of you through this difficult time. Aunt Nina was a wonderful person and will forever have a special place in our hearts.We love you all. God Bless each of you.

  • December 03, 2021
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