Molly Rachelle Nelkin, 53, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Teche Regional Medical Center.
Molly was a special and unique person with many wonderful qualities. She was very loving, giving and outgoing. She loved animals and spending time with family. Molly’s favorite pastime was watching football. While she loved the New Orleans Saints, she also enjoyed watching all the other teams, both college and professional. She also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, shopping, keeping diaries and baking cookies, especially chocolate chip for her brother Kenny. Molly was known for avidly watching “Wheel of Fortune,” a show that she had to be home in time for each day!
Her family fondly remembers Molly as a loving person with a wonderful sense of humor and a mischievous side. She also had a great memory, which her mother often made use of by always asking Molly to remind her of certain events or facts. Most importantly Molly adored children, this was proven by her great love and affection for her niece, Ellie and nephew, Max.
Molly is survived by her mother, Paula Finkelstein Nelkin; her brother, Kenny Nelkin and his wife, Becky; a niece, Ellie Nelkin; a nephew, Max Nelkin; her stepfather, Burt Ross; her stepmother, Phyllis Nelkin; a special friend, Charles Ratcliff; and her beloved pets, Sheba and Donna Sue.
She was preceded in death by her father, Meyer D. Nelkin and her brother, Ronnie Nelkin.
Private services for Molly were held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Morgan City Cemetery. Services were rendered by Rabbi Barry Weinstein.
In lieu of flowers the Nelkin family requests that donations be made in Molly’s name to the ASPCA or any other animal protection organization.