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James Nelson

June 19, 2020


On Friday, June 19th 2020, God called home a special son so he could rest. James Eugene Nelson was born April 16th 1937 to the late Victor Lee Nelson & Elizabeth Corker in Oliver Ga.

 He was educated in the public school system of Screven County, where he played baseball. Later   moving to Charlotte North Carolina. He made his home in Savannah Ga where he retired from Gateway Behavioral Health Services.

James Eugene “Gene” Nelson, was a devoted member of Macedonia Baptist Church (Sandfly) for 34yrs. He held the offices of Usher, Trustee and he sung in the Male Choir.

He leaves the Love of his Life, Claudette Butterfield. Who GOD joined together, a Good Man, a Loving Man – who will be MISSED. GOD giveth, and GOD taketh away blessed be the name of the LORD…

James Eugene Nelson loved his family, always willing to help – Any One, Any Time .. He had a great passion for cooking, and gardening.

On December 22nd 2019, Macedonia Baptist Church present Bro. James Nelson with a token of Love and Appreciation for his service to God and his  Unselfishness and willing to Always Help. James – Loved his Church family and his Church family loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Victor Lee Nelson & Elizabeth Corker, his brother Robert Lee Nelson. His surviving family includes Devoted Wife, Kids, Grandkids, Great-Grandkids, Special Aunt Marie Milton (Sylvania Ga.), Uncle H.B. Milton (Coco Beach Fla.) Brother Melvin Sims, Nieces, Nephews, and a host of special cousins, friends and other relative.

Public Viewing will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at Macedonia Baptist Church (Sandfly) 

1948 Gladstone St. Savannah, GA 31406

Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at

Oak Grove Cemetery

52nd St & Skidaway Rd. Savannah, GA  

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June 26, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Macedonia Baptist Church
1948 Gladstone Street
Savannah, GA 31406

Graveside Service
June 27, 2020

1:00 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery
Located at the corner of Skidaway Rd and 52nd Street
Savannah, GA 31404

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