Bounds Funeral Home

705 E Main ST, Salisbury, MD


Reiko K Nelson

August 13, 1931December 30, 2019

Reiko K. Nelson, 88, of Salisbury passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Reiko worked as a Teacher at the Wicomico Vo-Tech Center for over 20 years where she taught sewing and alterations. She is survived by her four children, Kathy Livingston and her husband John; Billy James Nelson, Thomas E. Nelson and his wife Lisa, and Burt Gibson Nelson and his wife JoAnne; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elton Thomas Nelson and Kaz Hashimoto. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7pm at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury where friends may visit from 6pm-7pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.


  • Kathy Livingston & John, Daughter
  • Billy James Nelson, Son
  • Thomas E. Nelson & Lisa, Son
  • Burt Gibson Nelson & JoAnne, Son
  • Elton Thomas Nelson, Husband (deceased)
  • Kaz Hashimoto, Husband (deceased)

  • Coastal Hospice


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


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Deborah Chesser

January 17, 2020

My mother taught with her at Vo-Tech. She always thought a lot of her and spoke frequently about what a talented seamstress she was. Maybe they'll talk about their old teaching days now 🙏

Connie Ward

January 7, 2020

So sad and very sorry for the loss of your mom. She will be deeply missed. I'm so glad I had her in my life, she was like a second mom. May she always be a shining light in your hearts forever and ever. God bless you all.

Arlene Polk

January 5, 2020

To family and friends of Ms. Nelson, please except my sincere condolences on the transitioning of Ms. Nelson to her heavenly home.
I will be forever grateful for the time and patience that Ms. Nelson showed me in 1976-1978 in our tailoring classes that Ms. Nelson taught at Vo Tech, Tailoring is something that Ms. Nelson was good at and she taught me and other classmates everything we know about tailoring.
Ms. Nelson will be truly missed.
Arlene Polk, class of 78

Anna Owens

January 2, 2020

I don’t know how to begin to tell you how much I loved Mom Nelson. She was extraordinary. I looked up to her and how I longed to hold on to every word she ever spoke. 33 years ago I used to take my children walking down the back streets of Long Ridge Road and Shavox Road. We would run into her almost every day my children and I. we always loved her smile and how friendly she was. Never dreaming in a million years that she would someday become my mother-in-law. I’ve been married several times but never ever had I called one of my inlaws , mom. But she was so special, all that and a bag of chips. I used to love to do things for her like go to the dump or cut her grass. Even once painting her deck patio Glass doors. It gave me much pleasure and she always was so appreciative of anything I ever did. Mom Nelson, I will love you for the rest of my life but the thing that gives me most comfort is that I know that when you left this earth God greeted you and said, my servant, you have done well. Welcome into the gates of heaven. That gives me comfort even though I will miss her presence very much! You touched my life which means that you will go on forever because you will never be forgotten as long as I live. I love you, I will miss you, and I celebrate your new life with Christ.

Ann Beauchamp

January 1, 2020

Kathy, sending deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be a source of strength and comfort to you during this most difficult time. Let all the wonderful memories help sustain you.

Ann Truitt Beauchamp

Steve White

December 31, 2019

Always a class act ... Ms Reiko was always a Happy Lady and a giving person to all of us who grew up around her

My most Heartfelt condolences to her Family

May almighty God assuage you grief and bring you peace