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Charlie Mae Nelson

February 2, 1930 — November 6, 2023

Grand Prairie

Charlie Mae Nelson, 93, departed this life on Monday, November 6th, 2023. Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, November 17th, 2023, at 10 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitations will be held Thursday, November 16th, 2023, at Griffin Mortuary from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Charlie Mae Nelson was born to Chester and Sarah White, February 2, 1930 in Teals Prairie Community in Caldwell, TX. She gave her life to Christ at an early age through New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Caldwell, TX. Smith School is where she obtained her elementary and high school education. Charlie’s favorite subject was math. She possessed a hearty constitution. She was an incredible woman who touched the lives of all who knew her. Charlie Mae was a kind, generous, and industrious woman who always put others before herself.

Charlie Mae embodies an array of positive qualities and values. These things were in existence for a long time and highly recognized. After graduating high school in 1948 she met and married Willie Moore in 1950. There were 3 children born from this union. She gave birth to 2 daughters, Vickie Moore-Ewing and Barbara Moore; 1 son, Willie Moore. After the marriage was dissolved she met and married James R. Nelson in 1955. James and Charlie Nelson decided to set up residency in Lubbock, TX. 4 children were born, 2 daughters, Debra Johnson, Kathy Nelson Moore, James M. Nelson, and Ronald Nelson.

She became a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Mrs. Nelson was an active member while at Mount Gilead. She attended Sunday School on a regular basis. Being part of Lottie Thornton Circle was one of her greatest joys. Through the years working with the Women’s Missionary Union she served as secretary/treasurer for many years. She helped to implement the Janie Roberts Circle, which was the young women’s circle. Charlie Mae remained a faithful member until she moved to Grand Prairie, TX. Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church is where she became a member under the pastoral guidance of Pastor C.L. Taylor.

Along with her service to the Lord she made herself available to volunteer in the schools and her community. She was a part of PTA where her children attended school, booster club, and Board member of Parkway Neighborhood Association.

Charlie Mae is preceded in death by her husband James R. Nelson, parents Chester and Sarah White, 2 sons Willie C. Moore and Ronald Nelson; 11 siblings 4 brothers 7 sisters; best-friend of 60 years Ms. Dora Johnson; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

She leaves to cherish her memories, sons, Orville Nelson and James M. Nelson; daughters, Vickie Moore Ewing, Barbara Moore, Debra Johnson, and Kathy Nelson Moore; precious sister-in-law Annie White; brothers-in-law Leon Thomas and Moses Hendricks; 2 loving daughters-in-love Sheila Moore-Trotty and Carol Mossiah; god daughter Sandra Bailey; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends

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