Phyllis Jean Nelson, age 61, 704 Rector Dr., Kingsport TN passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the residence of her daughter following a length y illness. She is a native of Johnson City, TN and a daughter of the late William and Pansy McFall Vanover. Mrs. Nelson attended Soul Harbor Church prior to her illness. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, making crafts, and watching her favorite T.V. shows.
Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Issac “Buddy” Nelson in 1989; two sons: infant son, Joseph Issac Nelson, and Myles Delbert Nelson in 2007; three brothers: Raymond, James, and Lloyd Vanover; and one sister, Mary Lee Holmes.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by two daughters: Virginia “Hope” Stills and husband, Roy, Kingsport, and Angela Brock and boyfriend, Doug, Erwin; five grandsons: Kenneth Stills and wife, Allison, Thomas Oliver, Johnathan Brock, Devan Nelson, and David Shell; four granddaughters: Danielle Still, and husband, Michael, Heather Brock, Kristina Oliver, and Jasmine Holloway; one brother, Tyrone Vanover, Jonesborough, TN; three sisters: Viola Barnett and Judy Taylor both of Johnson City, and Betty Robertson, Jonesborough; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, April,6,2013 at Robert Ledford Funeral Home. The funeral service for Mrs. Nelson will begin at 1:00 pm with the Reverend Glenn Hoilman officiating. Active pallbearers selected by the family are Kenneth Stills, Bradley Buchanan, Devan Nelson, Steve Lusk, Roy Stills, and John Holmes; Honorary pallbearer will be Benjamin Evan. Interment will be immediately following in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
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