Shirley Nelson Jr, 72 of Louisa County, Virginia entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Henrico Doctors Hospital.
Shirley was born to the late Shirley and Claire Nelson on March 19,1945. One brother, four sister in laws, two brother in laws preceded him in death, Curtis Nelson, Geneva Sampson, Myrtle O., Thelma M., Helen M. Clarke, Thomas R. Clarke and Chastine I Clarke.
He graduated from Archie G. Richardson High School Louisa County VA, in 1963. Thereafter he joined the U S Army in 1965 to 1968. He was a devoted employee of the Richmond Times Dispatched where he retired from as a Machine Repair over 30 years of service.
Shirley accepted the Lord as his savior early in life. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Bumpass Va. He took pride in knowing his soul was saved and through Christ he received the greatest gift of all, eternal life.
He loved and was loved by everyone. He will be remembered for his generosity, humility, sensor of humor and was always willing to lend a helpful hand. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He leaves behind his dedicated wife of 46 years Ellen H Nelson; four daughters Nicole Nelson, Stephanie Wilson, Shantae King, La’Kesha King; four brothers John (Marie), Lindsay (Myra), Toney(Mona), Marvin; four sister Florine Boddie (Carl), Ernestine Johnson (Ronald), Pearl Thomas (James), Darlene Bolden (Bruce); two aunt Marion Robinson, Doris Jackson; five brother in laws James E. (Christine), Walter W. (Adeline), Benjamin F. (Patricia) Garland, Winfrey; three sister in laws Georgia V. Nelson (Harold), Joyce E. Yates (Eddie), Mary Clarke-Campbell (Ronald); 10 grandchildren Latoya Nelson, Tiana, Jada, Tamel, Lamont, Gabrielle, Koriana, Andre III, Kayvohn; two great grandchildren; Ja’Kayla Mason and Carter Brown. A devoted friend Richard Lee. A host of loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-nieces, great- nephews, cousins, and friends.
Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Friday May 5th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Green Chimney CT
Ashland, VA 23005
Abner Baptist Church
Saturday May 6th, 2017
15143 Abner Church Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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Marzetta Mines lit a candle on May 9 2017 10:06:39 AM
So blessed to have had a wonderful brother-in-law in my life. Loved to hear him laugh and speak. Always had a kind word no matter what I was going through. I will truly miss him.Rest In Peace Brother-In-Law. Until we meet again ❤️️❤️️❤️️😢😢🙏🏽🙏🏽
Submitted by Mona Nelson on May 5 2017 03:01:34 PM
A father isn't defined as the man who makes the child, but rather a man who extends his hands and time to help with the child's raising and his heart to love the child through anything! Blood doesn't always make you a father, being a father comes from the heart, and that man was Shirley Nelson Jr. I will always have a big space in my heart for the man you didn't have to do what he did, and that was being a father to a child. Rest in peace my father(Shirley Nelson).
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of you peace and comfort now. Acts 24:15
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Submitted by Joan Ball on May 4 2017 10:31:37 AM
I wish to express my sincere condolences to you during your time of bereavement. My love & prayers are with you. I am of friend of Darlene's. God bless.
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