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MADISON — Mrs. Nannie Ola Lewis Nelson completed her life's journey and went home to be with Jesus on Christmas Eve at Countryside Manor in Stokesdale.

A 2 p.m. Funeral service will be held Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Ray Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Roger Atkins officiating. Interment will follow at Northview Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Danbury.

A Stokes County native, Nannie was born November 16, 1918, the daughter of, John Dwight Lewis and Emma Savannah Mabe Lewis. She Graduated from Walnut Cove School and was a former member of Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Mayodan where she attended faithfully as long as her health permitted. Nannie was a lifetime homemaker and house wife.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Gilmer Bevel Nelson; her daughter Sybil Atkins; sister Imogene Owens and brother John D. Lewis, Jr.

Nannie is survived by four children, Patricia Leach of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Richard Nelson of Madison, Oleen Freeman of Archdale and Sharon Aguilar of Stoneville; two sisters, Barbara Ann Evans and husband Carl of Whitsitt and Luella Williams of Walnut Cove; two brothers, Charles Lewis and wife, Adelene of Kernersville and William Lewis and wife Polly of Jamestown; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grand-children.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Ray Funeral Home.

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Ray Funeral home in Madison is serving the Nelson family.

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