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Harrison Samuel Nesby

1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Harrison Samuel Nesby Obituary

Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather.

Reverend H.S. Nesby, 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at his daughter's home in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born on June 19, 1928 in Jena, Louisiana, to Harrison and Maude (Hatcher) Nesby.

Reverend Nesby retired after numerous years of service from New Mexico State University-Alamogordo. He also devoted his time to the congregation of New Zion Baptist Church. Many knew him around Alamogordo for his kindness, compassion, and understanding as the Hospital Chaplain at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center.

His selfless service will be greatly missed.

Survivor's include his sons, Ron Cooper, of Los Angeles, and Charles Nesby, of California; daughters JoAnn Smith, of Ohio, and Jewel Woodie - Cooper, of Alamogordo; eight grandchildren, Terry Holland, Delores Holland, Lisa Woodie, Reginald Bernard, Eric Bernard, LaToya Smith, Nindi Cooper-Wiltz, Stephen Scott-Cooper and Kai Johnson; sisters, Vassie Holland, Susamae Ellison; brother Sam Nesby; nieces, Sheri Holland and Valarie Nesby; nephews, James Holland and Shelton Holland.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Monte Vista Cemetery with Pastor Willard Avery officiating.

The family has entrusted their loved on to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 18 to July 17, 2015
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