Jestine E. Nelson

March 24, 1933March 14, 2019

Jestine was born March 24, 1933 to Marion Sullivan in McIntosh County, Georgia. She was married to Noel Nelson for over 50 years until he fell asleep in death on November 20, 2017. She worked for many years at Rockland Psychiatric Center as a Nurses’ Aide in Orangeburg, NY.

She is predeceased by her brother Samuel Sullivan, Sr., her mother Marion Sullivan, and her niece Doreen Jackson. She is survived by her nieces Marion E. Sullivan, Helena Sullivan, and Veronica McCray, and her nephews Samuel Sullivan, Jr., and William E. Sullivan.

Although Jestine suffered paralysis in her legs and was confined to a wheelchair for many years, she never lost her joy and good spirit. She enjoyed watching all sports and her daily soap operas. She had a good disposition even when her leg was amputated. Her spirit for life will be missed by many.

We would like to thank all of those who assisted Jestine and Noel during their years of illness, and those who have comforted the family.


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