Misty M. Napier-Nelson, of South Bend

Published 9:31 am Monday, April 18, 2016

Oct. 16, 1974 — April 9, 2016

Misty M. Napier-Nelson, 41, of South Bend, Indiana died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was born on Oct. 16, 1974, in Monroe, Michigan to William and Gwenda (Heck) Napier.

Misty M. Napier-Nelson

Misty M. Napier-Nelson

Misty was in EMT in the Michiana area, enjoyed watching scary movies and taking pictures of flowers while being outdoors. She loved her children and spending time with friends.

She was previously married to Shane Nelson; and was preceded in death by her father, William Napier.

Surviving family includes her children Kyle J. Searle of Utah, Kelsey (Josh) Gilbreath of Alabama, Kevin S. and Kade A. Nelson in Marcellus; her parents, Gwenda Michael Roberts of Monroe, Michigan; and by Misty’s siblings, Amber Napier, Christopher Scott Napier, and Amanda Napier; brother, Bill Ward; siblings, Joe Roberts and Joni Ball; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles. A graveside service will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Pearman of Bethel Baptist Church officiating.

Donations in memory of Misty may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.