Mrs. Nelson was born July 10, 1928, in Mineral to Henry and Leona (Harris) Brashear. She married Bascom McTyre Nelson in Mineral in 1958. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas and was a lifetime teacher, working at Pettus ISD and Pawnee ISD. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pettus, the Methodist Women’s group, Adult Literacy Council and the Texas State Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bascom Nelson on Aug. 18, 1991; two sisters, Edna Betley and Ethel Brashear; and two brothers, Henry R. Brashear and Homer Brashear.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan L. (Nelson) Smedley of Beeville; a sister, Florence Donald of Reston, La.; and a grandson, Joshua Thomas Smedley of Beeville.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Galloway & Sons Chapel.
The funeral service was conducted there Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. Eric Tarver and Rev. Carolyn Chandler officiating. Organist Roy Cox and soloist Don Nelson provided musical selections. Burial followed in Mineral Cemetery.
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