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Nelson, Godfrey

Godfrey Nelson, 67, aka "Sonny" to his family, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016.

For 40 + years he was an extraordinary businessman (on the east coast and then in Albuquerque). Godfrey is known for his devotion to family, big compassionate heart, sharp wit, calming spirit, great sense of humor and his extraordinary strength in character. Godfrey had been enjoying his retirement since 2011- to include golf, spectating sports and going to the movies or Isotopes games with his beautiful wife. He was an excellent cook, avid reader, and mentor.

He is survived by Ingrid, his wife of 20 years; daughter & son-in-law Latisha (Nelson) Beckett and Joseph Beckett; granddaughter Troi Beckett, who lovingly called him Pop-Pop; his brother, Dr. Lawrence Nelson Jr; cherished nieces & nephew Trenna Nelson, Robert and Jameeka Nelson, Alina and Jennifer Bourke, Bayyinah and Ashanti; beloved grand-nieces Christiana Cardin; grand-nephews Tariq Fields, Robert Jr., Christian and Israel Nelson. Also touching Godfrey's life are his long-time friends: Jerry, Marietta, Skip, Vernon, Norman, Andre, Llewelyn, Bill, Barbara, Roland, Hazel and Ken.

Godfrey was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Nelson Sr.; his mother, Susie May Nelson; his son, Sulaiman Nelson; and his brother, Walter Nelson.

A Celebration of His (Fabulous) Life will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 starting at 1:30pm in the Sandia Room at the Catholic Center of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe located at 4000 St Joseph's Place in Albuquerque, NM 87120.

Please visit the online guest book for Godfrey at www.FrenchFunerals.com
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 24, 2016
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