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LEE ROGER NELSON
July 18, 1945 ~ June 11, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Lee Roger Nelson, beloved husband, father, and respected member of the community. Sadly, passed away on June 11, 2023.
He was born to the late Rev. Willie Lee Nelson Sr. and Louisa Vitha Nelson on July 18, 1945 in Ozan, Arkansas.
Lee was the youngest of five children and grew up in a nurturing and loving household. Lee received his education at Clow Training School in Arkansas.
He attended this academy through grades 1st-12th. Lee showed his passion for teaching as he became a Sunday school teacher at St. Peter AME Church.
His dedication and commitment to sharing his knowledge left a lasting impact on the lives of those he taught.
Throughout his life, Lee embarked on a successful professional career. He worked for Siemen Co., AT&T and other companies. He dedicated over 30 years of service in management and sales.
His exemplary leadership skills and determination made him an asset to all companies as an employee.
Additionally, Lee served in the Army as a Special Forces and Communication Director, contributing his skills and expertise to our nation's defense.
Notably, he even played basketball for the US Army, showcasing his athletic abilities.
Beyond his professional achievements, Lee had a deep love for culinary arts, African American artistry, bowling, travel, and western movies.
He found solace and joy in creating delicious meals, appreciating art that celebrated African heritage, and immersing himself in the soothing melodies of jazz.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Willie Lee Nelson Sr. and Louisa Nelson, as well as his three brothers: John Alvin Nelson, Charles Wade Nelson, and Willie Lee Nelson Jr. and his sister, Opal Bernice Starr, leaving a void in the hearts of those who loved them all.
Lee's memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife, Paulette Johnson-Nelson, his daughter Andrea' and son DeMarcus.
He was blessed with a multitude of spiritual children, nieces, nephews, relatives, and countless friends. His warm presence, kind heart, and unwavering support touched the lives of many.
Leaving behind a legacy of love and compassion. In this time of grief, we honor the life of Lee Roger Nelson and celebrate the profound impact he had on those around him.
His spirit will live on through the memories shared and the lives he touched. We will forever be remembered for his love for family, and friends and his dedication to serving others.