Samantha Melissa Nelson
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NELSON Samantha Melissa Nelson, an angel with wings of steel and a heart of gold returned home on May 19, 2010. She was born in Carriacou, Grenada on October 24, 1976 and had resided in Jacksonville since 2001, moving here from Brooklyn, NY. Samantha was pursuing a career in nursing, having just recently graduated from Concorde Career Institute with her degree in nursing. Visitation and services will be held from 3-9 PM Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Barone Funeral Home, 4502 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY. Samantha is survived by her mother, Karen Nelson, her father, James P. Nelson, both of Brooklyn, NY; husband, Michael Arrington; two daughters, Danielle and Alexis Arrington, all of Jacksonville; three sisters, Fay Corian, Patsy Nelson, Kathy Nelson; four brothers, Kyron Nelson, James P. Nelson, Jr., Michael Nelson, Najja Nelson, all of Brooklyn, NY; grandfather, Ronald Hutchinson, Alexandria, LA; and host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Please Sign the Guestbook @

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Published in Florida Times-Union on May 26, 2010.
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May 27, 2010
Sam and I went to LPN school together in Salina, KS, and we stayed up many late night studying, helping each other get through some of the hardest classes we'd ever known, and my teenagers loved helping with Lexi as a newborn while we studied. My whole family is grieving for the loss of Sam, and I can only imagine the pain you all must be feeling, as well. Please, be comforted to know how very special she was to so very many people, and accept my heartfelt thanks for sharing her with the world. She has obviously touched many lives in her short time here on Earth, and I am blessed beyond belief to know her as my very dear friend and confidante. God's grace and blessings upon your family, from Sam's "Kansas family" -- Terry & Deborah Shriver, Jessica, Zac and Meghan (160 Bel Air Drive, Salina, KS 67401)
Deborah Shriver
May 27, 2010
Nelson Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending Prayers up knowing that Blessings will come down. God Bless you and Your Family....I was stationed with Sam in Germany many years ago, she will be missed!!!!
Shannon Ferguson Sr.
May 26, 2010
GOD Bless the Family of our late wonderful employee, Sam, from Lakeside Nursing Facility. She was truly loved and was a one of a kind Nurse. Love to the family, especially Mike, Danielle and Alexis. I too, am from Brooklyn, New York, and Sam and I talked about it quite often, sharing stories and laughs. I will truly miss that wonderful laugh. With deepest sympathy,
Kathy Williams, R.N.
May 26, 2010
Words can not express the sorrow that we are feeling in our hearts for the loss of our friend and "sister". We pray that the Nelson & Arrington families find joy in knowing that so many people were touched just by knowing "Sam".
Ike, LaVeeta, Maurice and Jailyn Springer
Ike & LaVeeta Springer
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