Mrs. Nelson was born in Grundy County to the late Robert Lee and Martha Trussell .
During her life, Mrs. Nelson worked as a Dealer Route for The Tullahoma News and also formerly worked at Genesco.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nelson is preceded in death by her husband, James M. Nelson Jr.; four brothers, Charles, Edward, Buck and Leon Trussell; one son, Gary M. Nelson and two sisters, Blanche and Rose.
She is survived by one son, Chester Nelson of Tullahoma; eight grandchildren, Kenneth Nelson, Richard Nelson, Michael Nelson, David Nelson, Kayla Stanko, Krysten Beech, Stephen Nelson and Chris Nelson; and one great grandson, Kyle Stanko; two brothers-in-law, Sam Nelson and his wife Virginia, and Sonny Nelson and his wife Sonya; several nieces and nephews; a special niece, Shirley Statum and a special nephew, Ebert Trussell. !
Visitation for Mrs. Nelson will be held on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm with the funeral service Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Woods officiating.
Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.