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Sherrill "Shaun" Nielsen

Sep 10, 1942 – Dec 10, 2010


September 10, 1942
December 10, 2010


Moss Service Funeral Home Obituary

Famous Southern Gospel Singer and Elvis Presley's favorite singer, Sherill "Shaun" Nielsen, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. His devoted wife, Brenda Hall Nielsen, was by his side and held his hand as he crossed over the River Jordan.The great Southern Gospel Concert...

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Sherrill and Brenda are God loving, God fearing friends and I enjoyed very much knowing Sherrill and listening to his fantastic voice..Elvis said it right when he told Sherrill "God loves you but he loves you best when you sing." I know he is singing in Heaven at this moment. What a talent; the best.

You were the best in my book.

What an amazing talent Jim Stephens

Sherrill was a class act! Years before his association with Elvis, he was known as one of the very best in Gospel music. I enjoyed performing with him and, above all, his friendship. Rest in Peace, My Friend.

Steve & Shirley Warren

I met Sherrill at the community center in Montgomery when we were both 14 years of age. I had started a rock band and was looking for a singer. Sherrill and I sat there singing gospel music most of the afternoon. I eas totally taken by his voice and even though we never sang professionally, I never forgot his name or that amazing voice. I completely lost touch after that meeting. I went on to sing Country music and never saw or heard about him again. I left the music business and later became...

I have known Sherrill for many years, we sang on concert stages together when he was with Jake Hess and the Imperials. He was a great singer but he was an even greater person. I am so very sorry to hear of his "home going" but I can still close my eyes and hear that wonderful, pure voice of his and know that he truly has the peace that we that are left here can only imagine at this moment in time. He is a great loss not only to the world of music but to the world as a person. ...

To the family,I am so very sorry for your loss. Shaun was an amazing singer.
I was dancing on a benifit telethon that he was singing on in Dodge City, KS. He was such a remarkably nice person. He truly impressed everyone there. I felt blessed to have met him.

Elvis, J.D. Charlie, and Sherrill all together in Heaven Singing for the Lord Jesus Christ.. Cant wait to see that concert when im up there.
R.I.P. Sherrill....

My condolences to the family of Sherrill "Shaun" Nielsen.
The song, "Softly, as I Leave You" has been in my mind, this A.M. & I was curious, as to who sang it, with Elvis. God gave them both a marvelous gift, which I'm glad the world got to hear !!!