Nellie Jean “Red-bird” Kitts, age 83, of Hillsboro OH, formerly of LaFollette, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, October 22, 2022. Nellie Jean was close to and loved by her family and watched many nieces and nephews. She worked and retired for Van Lock Group. She enjoyed following the Cincinnati Reds for every season since 1965 and her Tennessee Volunteer Football. She was a member of the Nicholsville Pentecostal Church and is remembered for her dedication to the Lord. She is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Pernie Kitts, brothers Harold Kitts, Arvil Kitts, Richard Kitts, Milford Kitts and sister Wanda Matthews.

Survived by:

Son: Gary Wilson

Granddaughter: Jessica Wilson

2 Great-Grandchildren

Sisters: Mildred Blevins and Maxine Weaver

Brother: Louie Kitts

Several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends 11-1 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 1 PM Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. Wade Walls officiating. Interment to follow funeral service at Peabody Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home