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Joan Sommers Nelson

October 6, 1938 — August 22, 2023

Joan Sommers Nelson, affectionately known as Jo S Nelson, passed away peacefully at her home in Taylors, SC, on August 22, 2023. Born on October 6, 1938, in Woodcliff, GA, Jo was a beacon of love, generosity, and selflessness throughout her 84 years of life.

Jo was a proud graduate of Savannah High School, Class of 1956. She carried the lessons and friendships she made there throughout her life, always cherishing the memories of her formative years. Her education laid the foundation for her to become a strong, loving mother to her sons and a mother figure to many more. Her nurturing spirit was a testament to her strength and resilience, qualities that she passed on to her children and grandchildren.

Jo was predeceased by her beloved husband, Lee Charles Nelson. Their love story was one for the ages, filled with laughter, shared dreams, and mutual respect. She is survived by her two sons, Eric Charles Nelson (Jenny Dobbs Nelson) and Stein Ronald Nelson (Paula Thomas Nelson). She was a proud grandmother to Zachary Hunter Nelson, Braeden Tanner Nelson, and Elliot Melania Nelson. Her family was her pride and joy, and she loved them with all her heart.

Jo had a lifelong passion for collecting and cross-stitching. Her intricate designs and unique collections were a reflection of her creativity and attention to detail. She found joy in the simplest things and shared that joy with everyone around her. Her home was always filled with her beautiful creations, each one a testament to her patience and skill.

A strong Christian lady, Jo was a long-term member of Taylors First Baptist Church. Her faith was unwavering, and she lived her life according to the principles of love, kindness, and generosity. She was a pillar of her community, always ready to lend a helping hand and share a comforting word. Her faith was an inspiration to all who knew her, and her legacy will live on in the hearts of those she touched.

Jo S Nelson was a woman of incredible strength and boundless love. She was generous in every sense of the word, always putting others before herself. Her selfless nature and loving spirit made her a cherished member of her community. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her memory will live on in the countless lives she touched.

In remembering Jo, we celebrate a life well-lived, a love well-shared, and a faith well-expressed. Her legacy is one of love, generosity, and selflessness, a legacy that will continue to inspire and guide those she left behind. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate her life, a life that was a true testament to the power of love, faith, and family.


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