Shirley Eva (Anderson) Nelson

October 29, 1928 ~ August 27, 2018 (age 89)
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Shirley Eva Anderson Nelson

High Point


Shirley Eva Anderson Nelson, 89, of High Point, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018, at Westchester Manor.

Born October 29, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of Theodore Anderson and Eva Husle Anderson, and a sister to Norman Anderson who preceded her in death. Shirley was a member of Green Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Howard Lester Nelson after sixty-three years of marriage. Shirley was a loving wife, loved her family and served the Lord with all her heart.

She is survived by her son, Scott (Marcia) Nelson of Illinois; daughters Dawn (Al) Neumann of High Point, and Carol Lee of Michigan; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Green Street Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Hensley officiating. Inurnment will be in Salisbury National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until 9:45 AM prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Green Street Baptist Church, 303 Rotary Dr., High Point, 27262

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Wright Cremation & Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

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