It was on the night of March 30, 2016 at 10:02pm, when Nadine McComb of Jefferson City, MO departed this life into eternity. She solemnly and peacefully made her transition, while being embraced by the love of her children, grandchildren, and family in the home of her eldest daughter succumbing to her battle with cancer. Even though this illness took hold of her physical body, she fought through it all, until that final moment, when she felt the presence and love of her children surrounding her. It wasn’t until that moment that she decided to depart from this life here on earth, on her own terms and with a smile on her face; one that seemed to amaze and comfort all those assembled at her bedside.

Nadine was born September 14, 1952 in St. Louis, MO to Genoa White and Napoleon Tanker, whom both have proceded her in death. She grew up a feisty country girl in St. Louis and Neelyville, MO with eight brothers and sisters: Edward Lee Watkins, Cluster Louis Watkins, Jeanette Jones, Russell Roylee Watkins (all of which whom have proceded her in death), Samuel George Watkins, David Lee Watkins, Dorothy Jean Dixon and Edna Mae Harris (her survived siblings).

Aside from being a daughter and a sister, Nadine had a bountiful and beautiful family of her own. She was a great wife to her late husband, Edward Ray McComb. She was a beloved mother and provider to eleven children: Angella Alexander-Mitchell, Anthony Watkins, Torris Watkins, Rachel Smith, Luciana Razz, Aaron McComb (who has proceeded her in death), Felecia McComb, Edward McComb Jr., Nadia McComb, Daniel McComb, and Ashley McComb. Nadine was also a fabulous grandmother to 30 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Most importantly, she was a woman of God. To the best of her ability, Nadine loved God with every fiber of her being and enjoyed being in His presence. Though a long time member of Lively Stone Church in Poplar Bluff, MO under the leadership of Bishop James L. Price, she was also a faithful member at The House of Refuge Church under the leadership of Pastor Alfonso Webb while residing in Jefferson City, MO.

Growing up Nadine enjoyed cooking and loved music. She was also a very dedicated and hard worker for many years at Oak Tree Villas in Jefferson City, MO. In addition to her full time job, Nadine was frequently called upon by a countless number of people throughout Missouri during special occasions and holidays. Not only was Nadine a great cook, but she was one of the “flyest” mothers/grandmothers you would have ever known. She always kept herself well put together with her keen sense of style and love of heels (Nadine LOVED herself some heels!). If she had a pair of “shouting shoes” you can bet your last dollar they’d be a bad pair of six inch stilettos! She could tell you about God and give you a few pointers on how to dress just by watching her; truly a beautiful sight to see.

Mrs. Nadine McComb: our mother, our grandmother, our sister, our family, and our friend will be missed immensely but never forgotten. Though she is no longer physically here with us, she will forever be with us daily within our hearts. We are so elated that she is back in the arms of her heavenly Father, her loving husband and son, her mother and father, a host of loved ones and completely surrounded by a heavenly host of angels.

Visitation will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church in Poplar Bluff, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Pastor Alfonso Webb and Bishop Ron Webb will officiate over the service.  Interment will be in the Neelyville Cemetery, Neelyville, Mo. The repass will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Lively Stone Church, 522 Relief Street, Poplar Bluff.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. in charge of arrangements.