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8/20/2013 10:43:00 AM
Lucille Nelson

Lucille Nelson answered her Lord's call to return to his heavenly home August 15, 2013 at 12:22 p.m. surrounded by loving family members in the comfort of her own home. She was 86 years old.

Lucille was born on June 4, 1927 to the late Monroe and Affie Singleton. She moved to Williams, Ariz. from Dodson, La. with her late husband John Douglas Nelson and family. She immediately set up house for her family and continued her job as a master chef and baker professionally, which she carried out for over 50 years in many restaurants in Williams. "Ludy" as she was affectionately called by many, was an avid fisher; no one enjoyed fishing as much as she did. She was also a very talented seamstress and could mend or make many different types of apparel. In Williams she enjoyed going to the Senior Community Center to visit all of her friends. One of the highlights of her week was getting dressed up and attending the service at the Galilee Baptist Church.

What truly made her special was how much she meant to people that knew her. Lucille was such a strong woman physically, mentally, morally, and religiously, possessing the highest character beyond reproach in her role as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin, friend, and neighbor. All that knew her were inspired by her unconditional love and all seven of her children and her many grandchildren learned so much in life from Grandma Nelson. She touched many lives and whenever she visited her home state of Louisiana people spread the word like wildfire that "cousin Ludy" was home. If you found a crowd she would be in the middle, as people loved her and she loved them equally. Lucille loved the Lord Jesus Christ, her family, her country, and Williams, Ariz.

Lucille is survived by her daughter Barbara Ann (Robert) Brown of Surprise, Ariz., son Johnny Ray (Sharon) Nelson of Goodyear, Ariz., son John Dillard (Lori) Nelson of Scottsdale, Ariz., daughter Joyce Elizabeth McNeil of Norfolk, Va., daughter Linda Sue Nelson (Alvin Wright) of Phoenix, Ariz., son Kent O'Brien Nelson of Williams, Ariz., daughter Kathy Jo Nelson of Phoenix, Ariz., brother Luther Singleton of Corpus Christi, Texas, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Lucille was preceded in death by her former husband Rev. John Douglas Nelson and grandson Jameel Rashad Wright.

The funeral arrangements are being cared for by Norvel Owens Mortuary and the service is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday August 31, 2013 at First Southern Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Av., Williams, Ariz. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. The concluding service and interment will immediately follow at the Williams Cemetery in Williams, Ariz.. Lucille's family is grateful for those who have expressed their sympathy and appreciate all of the prayers offered on their behalf during this difficult time.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Article comment by: Joyce McNeil

Mom Aug 15 will be A Year of not talking to or seeing you. Oh how I miss you every hour of the Day. The Soap Operas are not the same without sharing them with you. You were my Strength, my Light when Darkness consumed me oh how I miss you every day. I always will love you your Daughter Joyce McNeil

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Article comment by: otis marsh

my grandmother was the best thing that ever happened to me she raisd me ever since i was 7 years old she was the best grandmother i ever had my favorite things i loved for her to take me too was fishing nobody loved fishing more than her and she was the best cook and always was i miss you soo much grandma i will always love you REST.IN.PARADICE. <3

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Article comment by: Joyce mcneil

Mom I will always miss you and thank you for the unconditional love you expressed me. My strong back bone is gone, but never forgotten. I gave all I had. RIP Mom

forever
your Daughter
Joyce
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WHAT I WILL MISS THE MOST. PEOPLE Change!


Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Article comment by: Janice Plante

Lucille was my son, Chris Zellner's, 1st babysitter. She watched him from the age of 3 months-over a year old. I never had any worries leaving Chris in her care. She loved him like her own. He loved when she cooked for him. Corn and chicken were his favorites. She was the best babysitter I have ever known. Chris and I last visited her, 2 years ago, I believe, while she was in the hospital in Flagstaff. She hugged him from her bed, and told him how much she adored him. We love Lucille. God Bless your family!

Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013
Article comment by: Don & Celita Thomas

Our family would like to express our sincere heart warmth love to the Nelson Family whom has always showed the same love and companionate when I was in need or a friendly word spoken, a shoulder to cry on , I truly wish the Nelson family strength because god did it for me and he will do it for u, just ask and stay pray up

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Article comment by: D M

Lucille was a wonderful woman and she shall be missed. My condolences to the Nelson family and Lucille's friends, you shall be in my heart and prayers during this time of loss. Go with God Lucille, you are one of His favorites.



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