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Gregory, Michigan

At age 78, passed away on April 18, 2019. She was born January 19, 1941 the daughter of Carl and Lorene (Shafer) Nelson. 

Sally married Donald Eugene Puckett on October 9, 1965 in Gaylord, Michigan.

Sally was a born again Christian and a member of The Family Tabernacle Church of God.


Growing up, Sally’s family had an orchard and raised farm animals on a 40-acre farm in Dansville, Michigan. Sally enjoyed attending 4-H with her horse Abby in which she received ribbons and trophies. Her and her siblings had a pony named Don, who she spoke of often. 

Sally enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning, mushroom and asparagus hunting, dancing, and camping with her family. 

She is survived by her husband Donald Puckett and her children: Kevin (Bonnie) Puckett of Stockbridge, Tonya Corser of Gregory, Kylie (Richard) Patrick of Jackson, Brandi Puckett of Stockbridge, and Andy Puckett of Stockbridge. Also surviving is her sister Clarice Bohnett of Charlotte, her brothers Carl “Bud” (Marcella) Nelson of Stockbridge and Mike (Connie) Nelson of Gaylord; Twelve Grandchildren: Cassie, Alex, Brooke, Clint, Kelsea, Georgi, Kallie, Cohl, Wyatt, Zoe, Press and Zechariah; Six great grandchildren: Hank, Mack, Oakley, Quinn, Owen, and Graham. And several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death is her parents Carl and Lorene Nelson, her sisters: Gwen Williams and Janette Pomerzinski.

A memorial service will take place at 12pm on Saturday May 18, 2019 at The Family Tabernacle Church of God 15901 W. M-36 Pinckney, Michigan.