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She was born October 22, 1928 in Burlington, VT to the late Edmond Joseph Shepard and the late Clara Katherine Sibley. She was a homemaker, registered nurse , member of Nashville United Methodist Church and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the widow of Dr. Fred Leon Nelson, Jr. who died in 2017 and was also preceded in death by a son, Allan Nelson who died in 2018.
She is survived by her daughter: Mary Lou (Steven) Goehring of Hoschton; son: Gregory (Leslie) Nelson of Richmond, VA; 5 grandchildren: Lisa (Jamie) Luke, Chris (Sarah Gray) Swindell, Stephanie (James) Harms, Lee B. (Deborah) Nelson and Kelly (Kevin) Jacobson; 6 great grandchildren: Connor Luke, John Patrick Luke, Lydia Katherine Luke, Rainn Jacobson, Elianna Nelson and Brandon Luke; sister: Barbara Katherine Cheney of Bridgeport, VA.
Funeral services will be held Sunday December 30, 2018 at 2 PM in the Nashville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Addington officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 4-6 PM.
Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville.
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