Mrs. Nelda Lee Fox Millsaps, 82, of Statesville, N.C., passed away, Saturday, July 11, 2020, at her home.

Mrs. Millsaps was born September 5, 1937, in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Obern Lee Fox and Ila Mae Sprinkle Fox. She was a graduate of Central School and on October 25, 1958, she married Kirt Donald Millsaps, who survives. They were members of Hams Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by two sons, Kent D. Millsaps and wife Melody of Monroe, N.C., and Brent L. Millsaps and wife Lisa of Statesville; and one grandson, Tristan Millsaps. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Sullivan and Glenda Fox; and one brother, Larry Fox.

A private family funeral service will be held a 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Hams Grove Baptist Church with Rev. James Bumgarner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Millsaps will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Gary Millsaps, Ricky Gwaltney, JD Gwaltney, Kevin Fox, Tristan Millsaps and Ronnie Wooten.

Memorials may be made to Hams Grove Baptist Church, and online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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