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In Memory Of Our Poets

Billie Sue Wilkes (Nelson) (1936-2021) - Class Of 1954

Billie Sue Nelson, age 85, of Montgomery, Al, died Saturday, Sept 18, 2021, as a result of advanced Alzheimer's complicated by recent surgery. Mrs. Nelson was born Aug 9, 1936, to the late James P. and Emma Mae ( Whitmire ) Wilkes in Louisville, Winston County, MS. Her mother, Emma died in 1943 when Billie and her sister, Joanne were young children, after which she moved to Montgomery, Al to reside with a close family relative. Mrs. Nelson attended Montgomery public schools that included Baldwin Junior High and then graduated from Sidney Lanier HS in 1954. Mrs. Nelson was employed by the Alabama Power Company from 1954 to 1964.

Mrs. Nelson was a kind, gentle, loving person and a wonderful homemaker and mother. She was an avid reader and loved arts and crafts. She enjoyed many trips with her husband to the Gulf Coast beaches and to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She was a long-time member of Heritage Baptist Church where she was a member of the Praise Givers Life Group Bible study class.

Mrs. Nelson was predeceased by a son, Barry A. Nelson. She is survived by her husband of nearly 63 years, George H. Nelson, Jr. and a daughter, Melissa Ann “Missy” White ( Aubrey); a sister, Joanne Lyerla of El Paso, Texas and five grandchildren: Justin Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Bradford Nelson-Greaves, Cameron A. White and Thomas C. White; an Aunt Grace ( Wilkes) Beck, Noxapater, Mississippi, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to especially thank Southern Care New Beacon Hospice for their services during this most difficult time.

A Celebration of Life and funeral service will be held at the graveside on Friday 11 AM Friday, September 24, 2021, at Greenwood Cemetery in the Garden of Prayer in Montgomery, Alabama with the Reverend Teman Knight presiding.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Heritage Baptist Church Legacy Fund.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Leak-MC.com for the NELSON family.


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05/01/22 03:55 AM #1    

George Nelson (1955)

To my dearest,

You were a beautiful person.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I remember all the good times we had together. I have high hopes that one day soon we'll be together again. 

Love G

05/01/22 07:54 PM #2    

Charles Rountree (1954)

Regret hearing of Billie Sue passing. Always enjoyed the many classes we had together. RIP.

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