Florence Nelson

florence nelson
Funeral services for Florence Nelson, 93, of Hughes Springs, will be 2:00 PM on Friday, November 26th at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs with Bro. Sam Wheat officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Nelson was born on August 27, 1917 in Saline County, AR to John Ruben and Annie Johnson Vinson and passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at a Hughes Springs Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church, and had been a member of Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School for 50 years and volunteered at Enon Association Crisis Center, and the Hughes Springs Public Schools. She enjoyed her weekly quilting meetings at the Cross Roads Community Center. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Walter Hartman of Denton; two sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Shari Nelson of Tyler and John and Nancy Nelson of Hallsville; one brother and sister-in-law J.P. and Velma Vinson of New Boston; one sister and brother-in-law Bobbie and Kenneth Morgan of Linden; six grandchildren and their spouses Scott and Susan Nelson, Neisha and Joe Hootman, Leslie Hartman, Jim and Candie Nelson, Jason and Kim Nelson and Jay and Jennifer Nelson; 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James Edward Bunkum Nelson; three brothers and four sisters. Visitation will be from 12:30 2:00 PM on Friday, prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, or www.ALZ.org/join_the_cause_dontate_ASP

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  1. Ms. Florence was one of the sweetest ladies I have had the opportunity to know. I was in the Passion Play chorus one year and got to stand near her. She was so faithful and strong and always pleasant. Love was clearly on her face.

  2. Mrs. Nelson was a pleasure to worship with at FBC Hughes Springs.She was a real Lady and we will miss her smile. I remember her from early childhood days at Hughes Springs.God Bless you in your time of sorrow.Larry & Paulette

  3. Our teacherMs. Florence was our Sunday School teacher at Cross Roads when Charles and I were just married and when our kids were small.She was a great encouragement to our young family and I always knew that we were in her prayers.We will truly miss one of our older saints who helped us grow. God bless and comfort your family in this time of sorrow.

  4. I feel extremely grateful and blessed that Aunt Florence was a major influence in the early years of my life. Her enthusiasm for living, helping others, and doing your best served as a road map for a successful life. She and Uncle Bunkom were ideal role models inspirational, dependable, and always willing to offer a guiding hand or word of encouragement. She is loved and missed. Joe & Angie.

  5. Miss Florence was a lovely lady and a testimony to God's grace all her life. She was saying how good God was the last time I saw her. If my mind is stuck on one thing at the end of my life, I hope it is praising God like Miss Florence.

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