August 8, 1952 - January 24, 2023
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Johnny Nelson passed peacefully from this life into his eternal Heavenly home on January 24, 2023. He was born in Franklinton on August 8, 1952 and was born again July 15, 2012. Johnny loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren with all he had, but he loved his Jesus more than anything. If you ever got to talk with Johnny, he would certainly have told you about Jesus and would have asked if you were saved.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years: Kaye Thomas Nelson; His Children and Spouses: Candy and Jeff Dillon, Jerry and Tonya Nelson, Cassi and Steve Thomas; His Grandchildren and Spouses: Cherish and Joe Seal, Cole and Allison Dillon, Ayriana Culpepper, Audrey Nelson, Heidi Thomas, Brody Thomas, Jacen Nelson; Great-grandchildren: Kynlee Seal, Kenadee Seal, Kase Seal, Everly Dillon; Brother: Randy Nelson
He was preceded in death by his father Estes Nelson, mother Geraldine Thomas Nelson, baby brother Jimmy Nelson, brother Bennie Nelson and granddaughter Adylin Karol Nelson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 27th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2:30 pm Saturday with Eld. Edward Penton, Eld. Doyle Ball, Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Yancy Magee and Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brody Thomas, Joe Seal, Cole Dillon, Bryan Seal, Kevin Palmisano, J.D. Morgan
Honorary Pallbearers: Keith Estave, Jace Kirkpatrick
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