"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: any ye shall find rest unto your souls." Matthew 11: 28-29. Nelson Carey passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his home surrounded by family. He was 63, a single man, native of Baton Rouge and resident of Roseland. He leaves to cherish his memories: daughters, Lisa Hall and Takisha Parker both of Baton Rouge; Tamika Green, TX; son, Dominique Green, TX; sisters, Cornelia Carey and Judy Jones both of Baton Rouge; Helen Temple and Wilma Jackson both of Roseland; Idella Carey, Brooklyn, NY; Melvina Sterling, Landover, MD; brothers, Melvin Carey, Colo. Springs, CO; Larry Hunt, Acola, LA; Jimmy Lee Hunt, Amite. He will also be missed by his companion, Sally Drummond, Roseland; his aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and devoted friends. Nelson was an Army veteran in the Vietnam War. He was a paratrooper, Airborne Division. While in the Army he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Inf. Badge, Purple Heart and Airborne Prcht. Badge. He enjoyed fishing and helping others. He was a man of strong conviction, but had a soft heart for family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin Carey and Estella Carey Hunt; a sister, Elaine Carey; a nephew, Preston Carey; aunts, Melvina Harris and Bessie Huff; a brother, Peter Hunt. Visitation at Richardson Funeral Home, located at 501 N.W. Central Ave, Amite, LA from 9:00 am, until service at 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Eddie Braziel. Interment will follow in Port Hudson/LA National Cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home is in Charge of Arrangements.
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Published in The Advocate from May 6 to May 8, 2013