Mrs. Helen Jean Nelson, 82, passed away on Feb. 8, 2018.
Jean was born in Newton to Otho and Annie Richardson.
Mrs. Jean was a lifelong resident of Newton County and a devoted member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She will be truly missed by her loving family, friends and all that knew her.
She is survived by sons, Wayne Nelson and Wendell Nelson (Brenda); two daughters, Deborah Harris and Gloria Fisher (Jim); a sister Florine Addy; two brothers, Hubert Richardson (Dianne) and Royce Richardson (Sarah); five grandchildren, Casey Mancini (Davin), Ryan Wilkerson, Brent Still, Erik Still(Courtney) and Kellee Burke (Ryan); five great-grandchildren, Aiden Hill, Ryker Mancini, Davin Mancini II and Maddie Kate Burke; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Wilkerson, Davin Mancini, Jim Fisher, Tim Richardson, Glenn Davis and Mike Richardson.
She was preceded in death by parents, Otho and Annie Richardson, husband, Durward Nelson, and great-grandson, Jaden Pierce.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Newton County Funeral Home-South. Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Nelson will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at Newton County Funeral Home-South with Bros. Daniel Richardson and David Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.
Friends and family may sign an online guest book at newtoncountyfuneral.com.