OBITUARY

Willie H. Nelson

February 18, 1936November 22, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Mrs. Nelson was born on February 18, 1936 to James Nathaniel Hutcherson and Aufeldia Mae Rhodes Hutcherson. She was raised by her father and step-mother, Mary Elizabeth Joyce Hutcherson, as well as a kind lady in the community named Mabel.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, stepmother, six sisters, a great-grandson, and her husband of 57 years, Billy Hill Nelson.

She is survived by her sisters, Joyce Hutcherson of Mayodan, NC and Peggy Webster (adopted sister); a brother-in-law, Bennie Cardwell; many nieces and nephews; two children (Debbie Blanzy and husband, Don, of Seattle, WA, and Billy Nelson of Bronx, NY). She is also survived by three grand-daughters and their husbands (Sarah and Luke Abare, Abbi and Nathan Johnson of Seattle, WA), and Jenni and Chad Windham of Charlotte, NC; and five great-grandchildren (Jake, Evelyn, Liam, Jocelyn, and Silas).

Mrs. Nelson was an active member at Fort Trial Baptist Church for many years….singing in the choir and volunteering for Upward Basketball. She retired from Stanley Furniture Co. in 1994.

She volunteered at John Redd Elementary School for many years assisting students where they needed help and was honored by the Collinsville Jaycees with the 2007 Outstanding Service Award for her community service. She participated in the lunch buddies program at Stanleytown Elementary School.

A special word of gratitude is due Fred and Francis Roach who assisted with Mrs. Nelson’s needs during the latter years of her life. The labor of love given by them is appreciated beyond description by her family.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made in memoriam to St. Jude Research Hospital. These gifts may be made online at www.stjude.org, and may only be used to help children with cancer.

The family will receive friends Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 2:00PM till 4:00pm at Collins Funeral Home, Bassett, VA. A Graveside Service will be held at Henry Memorial Park Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • James Nathaniel Hutcherson, Father
  • Aufeldia Mae Rhodes Hutcherson, Mother
  • Mary Elizabeth Joyce Hutcherson, Step-mother
  • Billy Hill Nelson, Husband
  • Billy Nelson, Son
  • Debbie Blanzy, Daughter
  • Joyce Hutcherson, Sister
  • Peggy Webster, Sister
  • Sarah Abare, Granddaughter
  • Abbi Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Jenni Windham, Granddaughter
  • Mrs. Nelson also leaves behind five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    Six sisters and a great grandson also preceded her in death.

Services

  • Visitation at Collins Funeral Home Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

Willie H. Nelson

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Mary Blanche Horsley

November 25, 2018

Debbie, Billy Wayne and Family

I am so very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and guidance during this difficult time. May You be comforted knowing your Mother was great Lady.

With Sympathy

Mary Blanche Horsley

Mildred Garst

November 24, 2018

Dear Debbie, Billy Wayne & family,
Sending our deepest sympathy in your great loss. Your Mom and Dad were our great friends for so many years. Remembering our beach trip together and so many fun, enjoyable times in each other's homes. We pray God's blessings to all of you and much comfort and peace from our merciful Savior.
In Christian Love, Mildred Garst, Melany, Sharon and Eddie

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY