My dad, Elwood Nelson, was born in Ripley, Tennessee to Cora and Lee Nelson. He and his siblings were close and they were brought up in the church. He moved to Ohio and married Mildred Glass. They had 14 children. My dad was a humble and loving man. He was a hard-working man who worked hard to take care of his large family and grandchildren. He had a quiet spirit. He never had a negative word to say about anyone. He loved gardening, cooking, painting, and doing home repairs. He made sure that he planted a garden to provide for his family. He enjoyed tobacco and smoking a pipe. He loved people and he loved his wife, children, and grandchildren dearly.
George Edward Anderson Nelson was born and raised in Lauderdale County, TN. He settled in Detroit MI with his wife Ruthie (Halliburton) Nelson. They raised two children Michael and Sherrian. George loved the Lord. He was a church Trustee and Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed traveling and visited locations in the USA and throughout the world. George was a veteran who served in the Army. He was an outgoing person and rarely met a stranger. He loved to talk and visit with friends and family. George loved desserts especially ice cream. He is missed by his wife, children and grandchildren. Praise God for his life and love.