Wilma I Nelson
September 24, 1931 – January 6, 2020
Wilma Nelson (Mammaw), a longtime resident of the Charlotte area passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6th. She was born on September 24, 1931 in Alabama to the late Marvin and Nellie Boydston. Wilma enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and faithful member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Wilma is survived by her stepson, Gary Nelson (Shari) of Birmingham, AL, her children, Linda Gerringer and husband Joel of Monroe, Mike Nelson and wife Tina of Matthews, Debbie Archer and husband Tom of Weddington, Connie Ramsey and husband Paul of Stallings, and Greg Nelson of Monroe. She is also survived by many grandchildren, step grandchildren, a growing number of great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert (Bobby) in 1986; step great-granddaughter, Jordan; and her seven siblings, Robert, Ray, Lee, Clyde, Dorothy, Marie and Billy A memorial service honoring Wilma will be held at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 4855 Albemarle Road, Charlotte on Saturday, January 11th at 2:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made in Wilma’s honor to Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 4855 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28205, Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.