Billie Sue NELSON

August 9, 1936September 18, 2021
Obituary of Billie Sue NELSON


Leak Memory Chapel

NELSON, Billie Sue, age 85, of Montgomery, Al, died Saturday, Sept 18, 2021 as a result of advanced Alzheimer's complicated by a recent surgery. Mrs. Nelson was born Aug 9, 1936 to the late James P. and Emma Mae ( Whitmire ) Wilkes in Louisville, Winston County, MS. Her mother, Emma died in 1943 when Billie and her sister, Joanne were young children, after which she moved to Montgomery, Al to reside with a close family relative. Mrs. Nelson attended Montgomery public schools that included Baldwin JH, and then graduating Sidney Lanier HS in 1954. Mrs. Nelson was employed by the Alabama Power from 1954 to 1964. Mrs. Nelson was a kind, gentle, loving person and a wonderful homemaker and mother. Mrs. Nelson was an avid reader and loved arts and crafts. Mrs. Nelson enjoyed many trips with her husband to the Gulf Coast beaches and to the Great Smoky Mts. National Park. Mrs. Nelson was a long time member of Heritage Baptist Church where she was a member of the Praise Givers Life Group Bible study class. Mrs. Nelson was predeceased in death by a son, Barry A. Nelson. She is survived by her husband of nearly 63 years, George H. Nelson, Jr. and a daughter, Melissa Ann “Missy” White ( Aubrey) a sister, Joanne Lyerla of El Paso, TX and five grandchildren, Justin Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Bradford Nelson- Greaves, Cameron A. White and Thomas C. White, aunt Grace ( Wilkes) Beck, Noxapater, Ms, and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to especially thank Southern Care New Beacon Hospice for their services during this most difficult time. A Celebration of Life and funeral service will be held at graveside on Friday 11 AM Friday Sept 24 Greenwood Cemetery in the Garden of Prayer in Montgomery, Al with the Rev. Teman Knight presiding. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Heritage Baptist Church Legacy Fund Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the NELSON family.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Celebration of Life Graveside Service