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Warrenton, NC 27589

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My life on earth was very good,
As earthly life can go,
But Paradise is so much more
Than anyone can know.
My heart is filled with happiness
And sweet rejoicing, too.
To walk with God is perfect peace

A joy forever new

Mrs. Clara Nelson, age 90, of 227 Ridge Road in Henderson, North Carolina departed this life on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson, North Carolina. 


Funeral Services will be Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton, North Carolina.  Rev. Martin Quarles will officiate and deliver the eulogy.


She leaves to cherish her memories; her son, John C. Nelson, Jr (Mattie); daughter, Marva L. Nelson; sister, Eloise A. Carter; grandson, John C Nelson, III; step grandson, Linwood Owens (LaTrenta); great grandson, Kaiden Brian Nelson; step great grandchildren, Jayla Owens, Mayah Owens, Moriah Owens, and Tylin Owens; nieces, Carolyn Thorne Kelly (Gerald), Linda Thorne-Hargrove, Marilyn Daniels; nephews, Delbert A. Baskerville (Teresa), Otis Baskerville, Samuel M. Higgs (Rose), Ernest L. Aston III (Joyce), Eugene B. Alston Jr;  sisters-in-law, Mary V. Alston and Mary A. Alston; Donna Clark-Mitchell, who did so much for her and helped her in so many ways; Ms Barbara Pringle, friend and neighbor who cooked special meals for her; Coretta McLaurin-Henderson, Ella Williams, Miss Madelyn, and Christine Bassnight, her nursing aids who helped take care of her; and a host of other relatives and friends. 


There will be no public viewing.


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  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Boyds Funeral Services
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    So very sorry for your lost may God bless you and your family.
    ~ Ruth Dickerson   Laurel, MD
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    Dear Junie, Our hearts were saddened to learn of your mother's transition from mortality to immortality. Rest assured that she is with our Savior and at complete peace AND that you will be reunited. May God through his Holy Spirit strengthen you and keep you and yours. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Love and Deepest Sympathy, Gary and Cyn
    ~ Gary and Cynthia Washington   Clinton, MD
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    Hang in there guys, your mother was a very special person. I'm glad I had the opportunity to grow up and experience your wonderful family. Condolences from the Richardson family.
    ~ Harry Richardson Jr   Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    There’s magic in a Mother’s touch, and sunshine in her smile. There’s love in everything she does to make our lives worthwhile. We can find both hope and courage just by looking in her eyes. Her laughter is a source of joy, her works are warm and wise. There is a kindness and compassion to be found in her embrace and we see the light of heaven shining from a Mother’s face. Charlene Woodard Miles & Family will keep you all in prayer.
    ~ Charlene Miles   Lexington Park, MD
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    In my thoughts and prayers
    ~ Eunice Copeland   Arlington, VA
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    In my thoughts and prayers
    ~ Eunice Copeland   Arlington, VA
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    My heart aches for each of you on the lost of your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, and friend. The whole in your hearts goes deep. I wrote this poem many years ago with the lost of my grandma, and I pray you can find some comfort in my words. WITHOUT YOUR LOVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE THERE IS NO HOME THE WORLD IS AROUND ME YET I AM ALONE WE NEVER SAID OUR LAST FAREWELL WE NEVER SAID OUR LAST GOODBYE YOU WERE GONE BEFORE I KNEW IT, FOR ONLY THY LORD KNOWS WHY YOU WON'T BE BACK FOR I KNOW THAT'S TRUE BUT, SOMEDAY MY LOVE I WILL COME TO YOU. ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS.
    ~ Jan Cardona   Caldwell, ID
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    ~ Wanda Trapp   Clinton, MD
  • Thursday, December 29, 2016
    Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    ~ Lorie Phillips   Franklinton, NC
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    Knowing how much you've shared your family history of your Mom and family members. Life stills are so full of life that stands still. Knowing how much as well, your memories of your Mom will always be with you Marva and Brother Nelson. May The Lord comfort you and your love one's at this difficult time. John 3: 16 From Delroi W.
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016
    To: Marva and John Jr., My heartfelt condolences to you both and the rest of the Nelson family. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
    ~ Brenda & Robert Ivery   Ashburn, VA
  • Saturday, January 07, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss of your dear love one. However, the Bible offers us a real hope for the future in Revelation 21:4 which states "He will wipe out every tear from there eyes and death will be know more". How wonderful that will be, not seeing our love ones passing away in death. Also Acts 24:15 which says" there is going to be a resurrections of the righteous and unrighteous. This is truly a wonderful blessing to look forward too. I hope that in reading this scripture you and your family find comfort
    ~ Williams, Family   Warrenton, NC
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    May all of the good memories of Mrs. Nelson help to ease your pain of sorrow. Please take comfort in knowing that Mrs. Nelson is not suffering but is asleep in death, waiting to hear Jesus voice. This is what Jesus said at John 5: 28 & 29, " Marvel not at this, for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." We can see Mrs. Nelson again; right here on this earth but under different conditions; Psalms 37: 9 ,10, 11 & 29. I hope these Scriptures can bring you a measure of comfort until the fulfillment of them. Love,
    ~ Mamie Andrews Boyd   North Chesterfield, VA