Nelda Dietz

Nelda Jane Dietz, 70, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her own bed after a long and well-fought battle with cancer.

She leaves behind her son, Scott Longman and wife Dainita Longman of Jacksonville, Fla. and their sons Alyster and Christian; her daughter, Brandi Longman and husband Greg Robertson of Pass Christian, Miss. and their children Cooper, Sydney, Bryce and Nathaniel; 10 step children and 27 step grandchildren; sister, Mary Elizabeth Dietz Chovanec and husband Johnnie Chovanec and their children Wanda, Julie, John Michael, and Elizabeth (Libby); sister, Colleen Dietz and daughter Brittany; and brother Raymond Dietz and his wife Diana Dietz and their children, Nicholas, Patrick, and Zachary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Anthony; parents, Loy and OlaMae Dietz.

She was a louvetine, as her grandfather and father were both Freemasons. She continued in the family’s tradition and became a member of Eastern Star in Frankston, Texas. She served as Worthy Matron during her more than 20 years of service.

The family will honor her life on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 1 p.m. Services will be at the Eastern Star facility in Long Beach, Miss.