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David Nelson

October 2, 1946 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 74)

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And he saith unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” - Matthew 4:19

David Jerome Nelson was born on October 2, 1946, to Paul and Beauty Brown Nelson in Brunswick, Georgia. David Jerome Nelson received his formal education in the Glynn County public school system, graduating from Risley High School in Brunswick, Georgia. He furthered his education at Brunswick Junior College in Brunswick, Georgia.

David Jerome Nelson accepted Christ as his Savior in the 1970s, and at an early age, was united with Johnson Temple, where he served as a clergyman-deacon and prophet. David Jerome Nelson was united in holy matrimony to Vinell Miles on February 18, 1969, in Brunswick, Georgia. Their union was blessed with four children: Malissa Miles Nelson, Ramona Nelson, Marcia Nelson, and Miosha L. Nelson. In his leisure, David enjoyed fishing and building houses. He was his own contractor for 40 years. He loved people, and he loved his community. He was employed by Georgia Pacific-Pulp Operation as a power boiler operator for 27 years. He was also the owner and operator of Marcia Construction Company and a member of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce. David Jerome Nelson departed this life on December 20, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Beauty Nelson; and other relatives, Geary Nelson, Ronnie Nelson, Delores Green, Darlene Scott, and Queen Joyce Nelson David Jerome

Nelson leaves to cherish his memories: his daughters, Malissa Miles Nelson, Ramona Nelson, Marica (Ellis) Miller, and Miosha L. Nelson; extended children, Joel (Sabrina) Miles, David Miles, Kimberly Obley-Thornton, and Shameka Buggs (Pernell) Heidt; sister, Bernice Scriven; brothers, Paul M. (Minnie) Nelson, Jernard (Sharon) Nelson, and Michael (Kira) Nelson; and a host of other relatives and sorrowing friend


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 Service Program


January 4, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Graveside Service
January 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery
3301 Newcastle Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

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