Nelson, James Edwin, Jr.
Birth: Wednesday, June 17, 1931 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the age of 84
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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James Edwin "Jimmy" Nelson, Jr., 84, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on November 19, 2015 at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on June 17, 1931 in Leonardtown, MD to the late James Edwin and Marie Frances Adams Nelson.
Jimmy is a 1949 graduate of Margaret Brent High School. On October 19, 1957, he married his beloved wife, Margaret Marie Long. Together they celebrated over 58 wonderful years of marriage. He was a talented and dedicated career carpenter. However, his greatest pride and joy came from working on his family farm, especially tending to the Black Angus cattle. He was an avid baseball and softball player for the Rocking Chair League. He also enjoyed fishing, crabbing and camping.
In addition to his beloved wife, Jimmy is also survived by his children, Thomas Dale Nelson, Sr. (Mary) of Leonardtown, MD, Cynthia Faye Howard (Jr.) of Mechanicsville, MD; Ronald Neil Nelson of Leonardtown, MD, and Margie Lynne Nelson of Leonardtown, MD; eight grandchildren (Dale, Brandy, Jessica, Stephanie, Tammie, Amber, Kristina and Eddie); seven great-grandchildren (Hailee, Owen, Alex, Kelsee, Connor, Kamber and Raylan); and many extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Family will receive friends for Jimmy's Life Celebration on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Beaubien on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dale Nelson, Kevin Wood, Stevie McGee, Jr. Lathroum, Speedy Nelson, and Mike Gray. Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Hutson, Jr. Tucker, Norris Shepherd, John Nelson, Ronnie Phetteplace, and Donald Phetteplace. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.