11/06/08 — MARY E. NELSON

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Died Nov. 3, 2008

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth House Nelson, 92, died Monday.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Riverside Christian Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson, a native of Bethel, spent her youth in the Gardnerville community of Pitt County, and was a graduate of Chicod High School. She lived most of her adult life in the Epworth community of Craven County, and had been a resident of Spring Arbor in Kinston for a number of years. She was a member of Riverside Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Clayton Nelson; son, Clayton Earl Nelson; two sisters; and eight brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Nelson Brown and husband, Jerry of Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Elaine Wood, Joey Nelson, Natalie Boone, Amy Elizabeth McCorkle, Jeff Brown, Cara Ringer, and Ryan Brown; 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Myrtle Strickland and Teenie Whitford, both of Fremont.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Christian Church, P.O. Box 638, Grifton, N.C., 28530, or to the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on November 6, 2008 1:47 PM