OBITUARY

Dwight L. Nelson

January 7, 1963July 13, 2021
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Sunrise: Dwight L. Nelson was born January 7, 1963 in Little Rock, AR to Barbara Piggee and the late Henry Lee Nelson. He was united in holy matrimony to Vivalon Seaton on September 6, 1997. He received his wings on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at University of Arkansas Medical Center.

His Life:

Dwight accepted Christ at an early age and united with Marks Chapel Methodist Church in Little Rock, AR.

Dwight's chosen profession was a Masonry Contractor. He possessed superior skills in brick and rock work, and worked on many million-dollar houses throughout the state of Arkansas.

Dwight had several unique hobbies. He bred Tennessee Walking Horses and competed and won many competitions. He also bred, trained and won many competitions for American bulldog and Beagles.

Dwight was also interested in classic cars and restored a 1969 RS/SS Camaro.

Dwight was an avid hunter. Deer, squirrels, rabbits and raccoons were not safe when he was in the woods.

Dwight will be remembered and cherished by his mother, Barbara Piggee, and the devoted love of his life, Vivialon Nelson. He will be missed by his children, Dexter Nelson (Erma) of Mendenhall, MS, Erica Nelson of North Little Rock and Sylvia Davis of Little Rock. He will be especially missed by his grandchildren, Christian (Gator) Nelson-Lavell and Aurora (Baby Doll) Nelson. He also leaves to mourn his loving siblings Carla Piggee-Tucker, Kendall Robinson (Rachel), Daphne Robinson-McCoy, Lee Dell Nelson (Lakiesha), Tony nelson (Valerie), Rodney Nelson, and Timothy Ramey (Tina). He will also be missed by his special sisters-in-law Charlie Ruth Toliver, Atlanta, GA, Jausita Seaton, West Helena, AR and Pamela Brown (Earnest) of Little Rock, AR. A wealth of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 16, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Friday, July 16, 2021

Memories

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Pete Rouse

July 16, 2021

Dwight ! ! I’m trying but I can’t find the words ! My brother and dear friend, I’ll see you later
😔!

Pete Rouse

July 16, 2021

I can remember when I first met my friend D. Nelson. It was 30 plus years ago on Tanya Drive in little Rick. I was starting to breed American Bull Dogs. A man in Oklahoma told me it was a young man in Little Rock name Nelson who had purchased one from him . That’s when I became friends with Dwight. When I first saw him he was sitting quietly playing a video game. We shared things in common. We became good friends from that point on . Bull Dogs ,hunting and horses. I will missed him dearly. My condolences to the family.

Neal Stocks

July 16, 2021

Dwight was as fine a man as i have ever known and it was an honor to call him a friend. He was the first person my son looked for when we went to field trials. Whenever I had to judge a trial Dwight would always take care of my son Colton and he didn’t just watch him. Dwight knew my boy loved sunflower seeds and knew he would have a big bag. Dwight would say “boy you got any seeds” and Colton would say “yep”, Dwight would smile real big and say “ok you riding with me today”. I never had to worry, he would take the time to make sure my boy had a good day at the trial and I appreciate him for that. Dwight was always a positive in a world of negative, he want a complainer, he was a help. He will be missed in our sport and in our lives. RIP Big Man

Kennetta Glass

July 15, 2021

Dwight was one of the first people I met when trying to get into construction. He was a friend instantly. When I started contracting he taught me everything I know about bricks and blocks, like who to buy from how to measure for And how to figure bricks into my budget. I normally called him when I started a project and kept him updated as it progressed. I would normally call him a couple of weeks before ordering bricks so he could work me into his schedule. When I asked if he would be there to lay my bricks he would tell me not to worry about it. Someone would be there. And on the day I needed bricklayers there. He had someone there. On a pre sold that he was working on for me, the home owner tried to hire him to work for her to avoid paying me and he came to me and told me to be careful because my homeowners was trying to save money by working directly with him and bypassing me. I guess she had no idea what kind of loyal person she was talking to. He was always a good friend to me and looked out fo me. Especially when I had horses. I had a crazy quarte horse mare that I was trying to load and she was stubborn and refused to do anything he told me I should get rid of her because she was going to hurt someone we spent the following Christmas Day in the ER because that stubborn mare bucked mr daughter off so I quickly found an elderly man at my church that needed a pasture buddy for his horse and gave her to him. I got my first and only Tennessee Walker from him and will be forever grateful for the chance he gave me to have a colt to raise. We didn’t see each other daily but if I called he answered or called me back and I did the same when he called me. He will be missed. I miss my friend and cannot imaging the loss that his family feels right bow. To his grandchildren: he loved being a grandpa and was so happy to be part of your lives. Praying for peace and comfort for Dwights family

Ryan Hood

July 15, 2021

I might Dewight in the 90s while working for a tire shop in West Little Rock. He was a brick layer. Dewight and his cousins would come through at least once or twice a month to visit with the owner. Dewight created a wonderful atmosphere he was a joy to be around. As I got older. We worked on a car in my own shop. He never changed. He was still a joy to be around. When ever I would try to take things to far on his car he would say " Look here hoss! I ain't trying to spend that much. Just hang with the boys a lil bit". We had a good time! I will always remember you!

Quentin Tucker

July 15, 2021

I can’t believe I’m writing this message to you so early Unk. I’m in disbelief and speechless. But thank you for teaching me how to work hard and to be man. In the Summer you picked me and my brother up with Dexter and took us to work with you. We had to work hard because if we got caught slacking, you would get on to us and have everybody laughing. After work going to the country to check the horses and visiting cousins that I didn’t see much. You was a definition of a real man Unk. I salute you for that. Love you Unk R.I.L

Amber Davis

July 15, 2021

“When death occurs in a family, it leaves behind an emptiness that can only be filled by the love of others and time. Please reach out if there’s anything we can do to help.”
~ Cousin Bee

Daphne McCoy

July 15, 2021

My big brother 💚, I'm going to miss the conversations with you. I really don't know where to start. Growing up in the same house listening to you playing your country music 🎶 at night while we sleep. Dwight you and I walking to school together in the mornings, you made sure that I was safe, I would go across the catwalk to Woodruff Elementary and you continue walking to Central High School. You was always MY IDOL. We both had the Love of Horses 🐎 and you taught me so much about them. I remembered one time I said that I was hungry and you gave me your last piece of candy 🍬 and didn't mumble a word. Even when you finished school and I was in my junior year, you drove me to school everyday because I lived in another school district. I use to love washing your clothes and cleaning up your bachelor pad, lol, because you would pay me and I would get extra money (TIPS) out of your work pants and you NEVER ASKED ME TO GIVE IT BACK TO YOU, thats how MY BIG BROTHER was. A very free hearted person. We had a awesome BOND with each other. I use to ride with you to go pick up your daughter Erica when she was a baby and we would have the best conversation on our way there. Then you had your son, Dexter, you was so proud when you told me about him and you brought him by the house and you unselfishly shared him with us (family), but I kept him under my wing as if he was mine. I remembered that day when you told me about Vivalon. She hired you to remove some cross tires from the back yard because she saw a snake outside by them. Dwight you told me that you was going to marry her and you did just that, brother, I'm going to miss YOU so much 😢💔, my heart ❤is hurting 💔 so much because you are gone. I have a whole lot of memories of you, too many to put on paper. Dwight Lamont Nelson, I'm not saying GOODBYE but I WILL SEE YOU LATER. EARTH HAS NO SORROW, THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL.

I LOVE YOU ♥ RIP ⚘ BIG BROTHER.

Sharon- Kaye Moore

July 14, 2021

I will miss you Blinky.

Even in our childhood years, you were quiet but comical.

You were a blessing to many.

Your legacy continues.

Your cousin,
KK

Jackie & Cyndi McConnell

July 14, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Dwight’s passing. He was a good friend and always a “Blue Ribbon” supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horses. God Bless his family always. Sincerely, Jackie and Cyndi McConnell

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