Shirley Ann Nelson, 69, of Rockwood, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013.
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She was born on July 18, 1943, to Milton and Doris Jones.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Bernie Nelson; sons, Russ Nelson (Brenda), Australia, and Ron Nelson (Claudia Esperanza), Houston; sisters, Gloria Jones, Carolyn DeYoung (Ralph) and Sherry Furtado (Fred); father-in-law, Ernest J. Nelson, Knoxville; sister-in-law, Marilyn Decker (Bill), Boulder, Colo.; brother-in-law, David Nelson (Judy), Denver; six grandchildren; and numerous other family members. She was a loving and kind wife, mother, and a friend to all. "She was the light of our life, and we know she is in heaven today," her family said. She will be missed and always remembered fondly by all who knew her.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in Central Baptist Church, Crossville. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc
2653 N Main St
Crossville, TN 38555
Published in Roane County News from July 9 to July 10, 2013