Shirley Jean "Beanie" Nelson, the daughter of the late Jim and Alvester Scott Nelson, was born in Essexon Feb. 3, 1950, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, March 25, 2005, at the age of 55.
Ms. Nelson had lived in Gary, Ind., from 1966 to 1982, and had lived in Sikestone since 1989. She was a member of the Pigrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Canalou under the direction of Elder Moses Grason. She was on the usher board, was a choir member, worked in the food pantry, and was secretary of the church. She had been employed at ArvinMeritor for the past 22 years as an auto-welder machine operator.
Surviving are one son, Orlando Scott Walker, Sr. of Byhalia, Miss.; one daughter, laSonjia Chantelle Nelson of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Nelson Grayson of Essex; four brothers, Earl J. Nelson of San Antonio, Texas, Milton Nelson, William Nelson, and L.D. Nelson, all of Parma.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, one in infancy and Delores Jean Moore in 1983; and one brother, Veroy Andrews in 1989.
Visitation will be held after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Elder Moses Grayson of Essex officiating.
Interment will be in the Macedonia Cemetery in Malden with Watkins & Sons Funeral service of Dexter in charge of all arrangements.