OBITUARY

Mr. Michael Nelson

July 2, 1944February 12, 2019
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Michael "Mike" Nelson, 74, a resident of Morgan City, was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Mike was born July 2, 1944, in Columbia, LA. The son of Gwendolyn Cruse Nelson and Copeland Ray Nelson.

Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1963-1967. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with Battlefield Promotions to Corporal, then to Sergeant. After Vietnam, he played Minor League Baseball for two years. He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and he even did play by play with the late Great Harry Caray. He had a great passion for the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. He owned Nelson Enterprises for 46 years which included bars such as The Naughty Knight, The Purple Peacock and The Rathskeller. It wasn't uncommon to have all time greats such as Lynard Skynrd, Fats Domino, Percy Sledge, Tommy McClain and David Allen Coe at his home. He also served on the Civil Service Board under 3 Mayors.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 47 years Susan Griffin Nelson of Morgan City; two children Michael Ray Nelson and Cynthia Melissa Nelson of Morgan City; seven grandchildren Karson Nelson, Kollin Nelson, Kameron Nelson, Kolton Nelson, Trent Williams, Laini Williams, Sarah Williams and Exchange student he mentored, Pablo Machado of Caracus, Venezuela, one sister Barbara Carroll of Shreveport and his companion Service Dog Jack.

Mike was preceded in death by his son James David Nelson; step-daughter Cheryl Deville; mother Gwendolyn Cruse Nelson; father Copeland Ray Nelson; grandfather Charles Cruse; and his grandmother Georgia Elizabeth Gilliam Cruse.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Duay, Anthony Thibodeaux, Chuck Cruse, Gordon Rice, Lenny Dartez, Leroy Breaux, James Morrison, Ben Chaisson, Earl King, Gary Guarisco and Dr. Vernon Thibodeaux.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Hargrave Funeral Home from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Visitation will resume on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 8:00am until time of services at 11am at Hargrave Funeral Home. Following Services Mike will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Central Catholic High School or the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home.

The Family would like to give a special thanks to Ray Lynn Guarisco, Gary Guarisco, Kenny Duay, Leroy Breaux, Kristin Aman, Kelly Thomas, Tony Vincent, Terry Oubre for their special care and compassion during Mike's illness.

Arrangements under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home.

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Mr. Michael Nelson

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Sandy Alexander

March 11, 2019

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Sandy Alexander

March 11, 2019

Mardi Gras King & Queen

Sandy Alexander

March 11, 2019

.... always the teacher (and the prankster!)

Sandy Alexander

March 11, 2019

Mr. Mike, the undisputable King of Crawfish

Sandy Alexander

March 11, 2019

Sandy Alexander

March 11, 2019

Sandy Alexander

March 11, 2019

Some people you meet in life have such an impact on you and snuggle right into a corner of your heart. Mr. Mike was one of these people. When he left for his next journey, that piece of my heart felt like it left also. It hadn’t though; it was just sitting here waiting for me to recall all the memories of him to make it whole again. I pray for all of you that knew & loved Mr. Mike to have that place in your heart full again. Fly high with the Angels Mr. Mike and know you did well; lived & loved fully, were loved and will never be forgotten.

Amy Stur

February 14, 2019

Chris -Yvette Dohmann

February 14, 2019

Cindy and family we are so sorry for your Loss. Our prayers to all the family and may God Bless all especially your Dad may he RIP
Chris and Yvette Dohmann

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