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Helen Ruth Nelson

August 12, 1938 August 9, 2021
Helen Ruth Nelson
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Obituary for Helen Ruth Nelson

Helen Nelson, 82, died August 9, 2021.

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Her Departure Let us not mourn her going. Let us rejoice to know. The earthly labor finished : she prepared to go Let us emulate her virtues that many may say. The world is brighter and better because she passed this way.

REFLECTIONS OF LIFE
HELEN RUTH NELSON
Helen R. Nelson was born August 12,1938, she was proceeded in death by her parents, Spencer Sims and May Helen Sims (Allen), in Memphis, TN.
She accepted Christ as her Lord& Savior and baptized at an early age. After graduating from Barrett’s Chapel High School in 1957, she united in Holy Matrimony to
A. D. Nelson. For several years, they lived in Millington, TN. surrounded by loving family and friends. Upon moving to Memphis, TN, she worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for thirty years until her retirement. Helen joined St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, and served as a choir member. She later moved her membership to Grace Bible Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Mother Board until her death.
Helen was a Christian wife and mother that was energetic and loved to have fun.
Helen was a loving neighbor and cherished her caring relationships with The Benton’s, The Tucker’s, The Catron’s, and The Westbrook’s families.
Helen R. Nelson departed this life on Monday August 9th, 2021, with her husband and daughters by her side. She leaves to mourn and cherish her memories, her devoted husband, A.D. Nelson of sixty-four years, her daughters, Sandra Brown (Greg/deceased), Paula Mays (Wayne), and Toya Johnson (David) and stepson Anthony Phillips. She leaves three surviving sisters: Lila Walker of Hampton, SC, Gloria Thompson (Michael) of Culver City, CA, M. Pamela Thompson (Rickie) of Hyde Park, MA, three sisters proceeded her in death: Annelle Hill, Ervene Woodberry, and Alma Harris. She also leaves her adored grand-children: nine granddaughters, two grandsons, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Acknowledgements
Kindness, concern, and thoughtfulness are Christian virtues expressed in many ways by sincere friends. The family of Helen R. Nelson is eternally grateful for all the expressions of friendship and love shown during her illness and passing.
A special thank you to Helen’s best friend, Irene Tucker and her family for constant prayer, compassion, love, and generosity. Wayne Mays Sr. and M. Pamela Thompson for their extensive love and support during this difficult time.
Such expressions have been pillars of strength. May God bless each of you in his divine way.
The Nelson Family
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5:00 PM 8/20/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/20/2021 7:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

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21

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11:30 AM 8/21/2021 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 8/21/2021 12:30:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

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Saturday

21

Aug

12:30 PM 8/21/2021 12:30:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

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Location

Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

5668 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119

5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis 38119 TN
United States
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