Irma Nelson
1953 - 2021
BORN
1953
DIED
2021
Irma Nelson age 67 was born July 6, 1953 to the late Willie D. and Beatrice Nelson. Irma passed away Sunday evening January 3, 2021. She accepted Christ at an early age and re-dedicated her life to Christ in 2006 and never looked back. She was a faithful member of the House of Glory under the leadership of Pastor's Willie and Jennifer Nelson. Irma graduated in 1972 from Gary Roosevelt. She attended Ivy Tech and then received her certificate from Baylor Methodist Medical Training as a Echocardiograph Technician. She retired from Lincoln Park Hospital of Chicago. Irma is survived by her one and only son D'Angelo M. Dickerson, daughter-in-love Kendra Dickerson; 8 grandchildren Derek Kennedy, D'Angelo Washington, D'Angela (Phillip) Stigall, Daniel Clark, Di'Aja, Kobe and Kameron Dickerson and Angelica Harvey; 2 brothers Eric (Deidre) Nelson and Willie (Jennifer) Nelson; Deborah (Eric) Rucker and Elma Webb and a host of close cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial services Saturday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at House of Glory Church 4009 Fir St. East Chicago, IN. Pastor Willie Nelson officiating.


Published by Post-Tribune on Jan. 7, 2021.
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4009 Fir St., East Chicago, IN
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To the family of Irma Nelson, I was so sorry to her of her passing. My family and I would like to send our condolences. May she Rest In Peace in the house of God. Sincerely, Eleanora “Pam” Roach-Givens
Eleanora P. Roach-Givens
Friend
January 21, 2021
Our families grew close from attending as children, St. Andrew A.M.E. Zion Church, when it was located @ 2933 w. 25th Ave., under the Pastorship of the late Rev. Sylvester Norman and later the late Rev. Thomas Dickerson. Though I knew who I was talking to when I faced them, I ALWAYS got their names mixed up...I'd called Irma, Elma and Elma, Irma. They always had to correct me and in time seeing their expressions...I got it right! I have nothing but meek and delightful memories of Irma, never to forget her sweet smile. Together we were in several organizations and choirs starting from a child, to teen, to youth...all the way to young adult and later adult. My heart was deeply sadden to hear of her passing and now...she's safe in the arms of Jesus. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend any of the services due to suffering from a bout w/ COVID-19, but in spite of my absence, know that you are thought of and you are in my heart and prayers not only during this your sad hour of bereavement but always. To the entire family.... Trust in the Lord w/ ALL thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, (what we think, what we want, what we wish, what we hope, what we desire).... In ALL thy ways acknowledge Him and I am a witness, HE WILL, HE WILL, ....HE WILL direct thy path. On the behalf of the family of the late Thetta Mae Daniels Dent (Ms. Thetta), we lift up your names in prayer, we speak for you, healing and strength..for He will never leave nor forsake you.....Be assured that,..... He is with you ALWAYS...God Bless. CarrollE. LynnE. Mitchell
Carolyn Mitchell
January 14, 2021
My pleasure to have bible study with such a sweet person. May Abba give you rest and bless the family.
Valencia
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
To beloved Irma Nelson; RIP and to the entire Nelson family, I send my heartfelt condolence, sympathy and prayers to you. When I was told Irma made her transition, my heart was sad, but I also smiled, because I knew deep inside, that you had gotten your freedom from the pain. To the family once again, Earth has no sorrow that our Creator cannot heal. Rest in Peace Irma! Rise in victory!
Linda East
January 10, 2021
To my brother-in-law Eric, grief can be so hard but our special memories help us cope. Irma is a beautiful jewell from a beautiful family. My prayer is the God of Abraham,Issac, and Jacob give you and the Nelson family strength to endure this difficult hour. Rev. Jerome Jones ,Worshipful Master and Chaplain of Martin Luther King Jr. Lodge #822 of A.A.S.R. Masons Madison Wisconsin.
Rev. Jerome Jones
Family
January 9, 2021
I first made the acquaintance of Irma, an enjoyable person with a big laugh, in high school. Her sister Elma was my classmate but little did either of us know that we'd eventually have a family relationship when her youngest brother married my sister. Whenever I'd run into Irma and her mother out shopping Irma remained the same, kind and friendly. So to Eric, Elma, Pastor Willie, Deborah, and D'Angelo, Irma has made her call and election sure. May you always cherish her memory.
Priscilla Vorice
The Jones Family
January 9, 2021
Will always remember the times we cherious together. Irma you will not be forgotten. Rest In Heaven
Theresa Joe
Family
January 9, 2021
Sis. Irma was such a loving and compassionate woman. She always put others before herself. When she probably needed encouragement she was encouraging and uplifting others. Her laugh and smile was infectious... you couldn’t help but to reciprocate the happiness back to her. She was such a joy to be around because she kept it real and I lived that about her. Sis. Irma will be greatly missed and we would like the family (Pastor, D’Angelo, Kendra and all other family members) to know that you all are in our prayers. Praying for strength, comfort and peace.
LoShay Willis
Friend
January 9, 2021
My Sister-in-Law had an infectious laugh and an even bigger personality that just filled any room she was in. She knew the Lord and professed her belief in Him. She never ended a call until she said, "I love you" and the response was, "I love you too, Irma." Now, you are basking in the love of Our Father. Rest In Paradise.

To my husband and family, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, remember that we will all hold onto the many memories of Irma and keep her alive in our hearts and minds. Deirdre
Deirdre Nelson
January 8, 2021
Ms. Irma was my Church Mom. She would nag about this and that always having my best interest at heart. I could never have asked for a more amazing person in my life when I needed her most. I will always remember our laughs and inside jokes. I love you Rest in heaven beautiful.
Kierrea Tolbert
Friend
January 8, 2021
To My Dear Sis/Friend Irma
We have shared so many memories since crossing paths in each other lives. It all started at The House of Glory.
What I loved about you: You were bold always stating what was on your mind. You were strong & fierce with all your body endured. You were truly touched by God . I will forever miss hearing your voice. I will always love you Irma. #friendshipfactor #willalwaysrememberyou
Theresa Joe
Friend
January 8, 2021
To a beautiful person that God allowed to pass through my life and I am glad to have share thoughts of life situations with the smiling Irma. Helen Bedell.
Helen BEDELL
January 8, 2021
I will miss my sister-in-law who was a very unique person. What you saw was what you got. We were in church, bible study together every week on Zoom. I was looking for you the last time we were on. I will take care of your brother like he tried to take care of you. Love you always, Jen
January 8, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.my friend...
Edith Speed
January 8, 2021
To my brother-in-law. Eric, his siblings, his wife and their children; Irma was a treasure. Allow your thoughts of this treasure (Irma), to become precious memories.

"Precious memories, how they linger! How they ever flood my soul!"

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.
Wanda M. Irving
Friend
January 8, 2021
To the family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kendra and D praying for your strength Mrs. Irma was definitely a jewel she kept you laughing she will definitely be missed ♥You guys from the Thomas Family!
Jinaki & Adrian Thomas
Family
January 8, 2021
May the wonderful memories and the love you all shared comfort you during this time. We are praying for you and asking God to keep you in His loving arms. May the Peace and Love of God strengthen you.
We Love You and we're here for you.
Jennifer and Joseph Harker
Jennifer Harker
Friend
January 7, 2021
D'Angelo and Kendra,
Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know we are here for you if need anything at all. A listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, someone to lean on, or someone to pray with; we are here for you. We will continue to pray for you and your entire family. Our sincerest condolences go out to all of you.
We Love You, May God Comfort and Keep You.
Pastor George Garnett III and St. Emmanuel Baptist Church Family, Denton, TX.
St Emmanuel Baptist Church
January 7, 2021
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Nelson family. Irma was a sweetheart and I loved her laughter. She’s with the Heavenly Host now and forevermore.❤❤❤❤❤
Sincerely,
Yolanda Wright
Yolanda Wright
Friend
January 7, 2021
To D'angelo and Irma's entire family: Please know that Roosevelt High School, Class of 1972 share your grief at the homegoing of our classmate. We're praying for you, too!

"We'll thank GOD every time we remember you." + Philipians 1:3

With Much L❤ VE,
Linda Collins-Brown,
Correspondence Clerk

J.R. Locke, President
Velt' Cl. '72
Gary, IN
Linda Collins-Brown
Classmate
January 7, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Michael and Karon Newhouse
Karon Newhouse
Friend
January 7, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I had the pleasure of meeting Irma few years ago at Spring Mill when she helped care for grandma Mattie and her son, she was very sweet and nice and a awesome person, sorry to hear of her passing..
nakia
Acquaintance
January 7, 2021
Momma, not sure how I am going to get through this but I can hear you telling me to STAND. I love you baby.
Kendra Dickerson
Family
January 7, 2021
Alexia Hardy
January 7, 2021
Alexia Hardy
January 7, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Chyral Grant
Family
January 7, 2021
Irma I'm truly blessed and greatful for having you in our life, you are the grandmother of my Children DAngelo(Kooda), and DAngela(Micey) who you have loved, and nourished since the beginning of their life you never missed a beat, Irma Im heartbroken, and selfish at the same time because I don't want you to go even though you gained your wings, and home in Paradise it don't feel the same without you here with us all, It's very very hard for me to say goodbye I will see you later, and I will forever cherish your love in my heart ❤
I Love You Irma
Trina Washington
Trina Washington
Family
January 7, 2021
Our hearts and prayers are with our Family as they bid farewell to Ms. Irma. God said it was time for her to be with Him in paradise. To our Sister, Kendra and D’Angelo this is not good bye, but see you later. Praise the Lord for no more suffering and no more pain for Ms. Irma.

We love you dearly,
Mechele and Elwood Carrington
Mechele Carrington
Family
January 6, 2021
To God be the Glory for the things he has done, I thank God that he blessed me to be your brother we have shared so much in this life the good times and the bad , the happy and the sad but through it all we were blessed with the greatest gift which is salvation from our God RIParadise my Sister until we meet again...
Willie Nelson
Brother
January 6, 2021
Cheryl Gillespie
January 6, 2021
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