Mary Nell Royster, was born on
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October 5, 1936, to Lillie Mae
Walker and Charlie Jones. She had
two siblings, Calvin Jones, Sr., and
Martha Ann Daughtrey, all who
preceded her in death.
She was educated in the Morgan
County Georgia School system. She
was united in holy matrimony to
Owen Royster, Sr., in 1949. Later,
she moved to Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. She had seven children. Five survived, and two
preceded her in death: Yvonne Davis and Darin Davis.
Mary Nell Royster was employed by Creighton Restaurant
for 28 years. She was a member of Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church, where she served faithfully for 30 years.
Mary Nell Royster was a loving and devoted wife, mother,
and friend to all ho knew her.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, God in his infinite wisdom,
called Mary Nell Royster to eternal rest.
She leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Owen
Lee Royster, Jr., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and
four daughters, Lille Royster (Marvin Davis) of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, Margaret Royster of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, Theresa Davis (Tony Wallace) of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, and Loretta Gordon (Willard Gordon) of Fort
She had 27 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren,
a host of great-great-grandchildren, and one sister in-law,
Willie Pearl Royster of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
She will be greatly missed by her close friend, Willie Lou
Murray, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other