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Katie Irene Nelson

September 13, 1945January 8, 2021

Waynesville-Katie Mitchell Nelson, 75, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Katie was born in Haywood County on September 13, 1945, to the late Norman and Georgia Davis Mitchell. She loved the Lord, spending time with her family and camping.

In addition to her parents, Katie was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Jean “Sally” Inman; and her brother, George Mitchell.

Katie is survived by her husband of 50 years, Johnny Nelson, Sr.; sons, Roger Wood (Kathy) and Johnny “Little Johnny”) Nelson, Jr. (Ashley); daughter, Jill Mann (Steve); brother, Roger “Buggsy” Mitchell (Eleen) sisters, Mary Henson (Albert) and Beverly Buckner (Danny); sister-in-law, Pauline Mitchell; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Johnny Nelson Jr

January 13, 2021

I love you mama and miss you so so much. I just wish I could have hugged you and give you a big kiss. You did raise us rite even though I went down the wrong path a few times you always knew how to jerk me back on the rite one. I love you mama and know you will always be close.

Katie Williamson

January 12, 2021

Johnny, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a sweet, precious person and will live on in the wonderful memories that we have of her. Love and prayers to all of you.

BOBBIE SHELL

January 12, 2021

KATIE WAS A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND. WE SHARED MANY DAYS TOGETHER CAMPING AND VISITING AT ONE ANOTHER'S HOMES. I LOVED HER DEARLY AND WILL MISS HER FOR YEARS TO COME BUT I KNOW SHE IS NO LONGER SUFFERING. WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE TO LOVE HER AND HER FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS AND STRENGTHEN EACH OF YOU.


Annette Goodson Ward

January 11, 2021

Beverly and family, holding you all close in prayer for the loss of your dear sister. Love always, Annette

Judy York

January 11, 2021

Johnny, Jill, Johnny Jr and family. Our hearts are saddened by the loss of our dear sister-in-law. We will always miss her loving, caring and funny personality. We have many fond memories of days gone by. May God give the family strength and peace in the coming days. With Love Judy and Layne

Ira Hyde

January 11, 2021

Jill,

Thinking of you during this time of loss. I am praying for you and your family.

Ira

Jeanette Jones

January 11, 2021

Jill
Katie was a sweet and beautiful lady. Always laughing and smiling. Knew her before I knew you. You and your Family are in our Thoughts and Prayers.
We Love you,
Jeanette, Willie, Eddie, Linda, Carson, Cory and Shea

Deb. Finley Ward

January 11, 2021

I am rooster woman and I am so sorry to see this..what wonderful sweet memories I have of her and the family..she as were all the cades cove gang so great to my husband, mike....I am forever grateful to each one.....
Much love

Sherri Christopher Green

January 11, 2021

Just wanted to say Katie was always sweet to me! I am so sorry for the family’s loss! Prayers are going up for the family!

lane messer

January 11, 2021

Jill,

So sorry about your mother, she must have been a great person to have raised such a wonderful and caring daughter. Hugs, prayers and love to you and your family. If we can help please get up with us.

Donald and Lane Messer

FROM THE FAMILY