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Emerson Odester Nelson was born August 17, 1926 to Lillie Mae (Fields) and Bennie Nelson in Trenton, Tennessee. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1:25 am.
Emerson was employed by B.F. Goodrich and retired after 30 years of service. He loved fishing, gardening, collecting junk and watching soap operas. He also enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was loved dearly and will truly be missed.
Emerson was united in holy matrimony to Kheila Parks on December 19, 1987. They were married for 30 years.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife, Kheila Nelson; sons, John T. Nelson, Willie Nelson, Edward Nelson, E.L. Nelson, DeWayne Nelson, Ronald Nelson, Donald Nelson, Gary Nelson, Omar Nelson and Kevin Kelly; daughters, Mary Scott, Adell Bennett, Shirley Nelson, Reba Nelson and Ebony Daniels; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sons, J.L. Nelson, Joseph E. Nelson and Kyle Kelly; daughters, Wanda Parker and Katrina Kelly; parents, Bennie and Lillie Mae Nelson and brother, William Nelson.