Stapleton Family Funeral Home
and Crematorium Center

685 Park Ave Cranston, RI 02910 401-461-5050

 

Queen Esther Nelson

Obituaries

“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. I am the resurrection and the life, ye that believeth on me though ye are dead, yet shall ye live”

Queen Esther was a diligent student. She graduated with honors from Morris High School in the Bronx, NY and went on to further her education at Washington Business School in Manhattan, NY, before starting a family.

In 1950, Queen was joined in holy matrimony to Robert L. Nelson. This union produced two children, Robin and Jacqueline. Her diligence shined through as she raised a family and dedicated over 23 years to her profession at American Hull/American Marine Management Services. During these years, she built many lasting friendships.

Queen Esther had a kindred spirit, and an unwavering devotion to family and friends. She was the foundation of the family, and never failed to give her support whenever a problem arose. She could make friends anywhere she was. Queen gave her time, her love and her resources right down to the end of her life. She kept God first in all that she did and wanted everyone to remember these words: Accept the Lord, Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and believe that he is the Son of God and that he lives!

She leaves to mourn: her daughter, Robin E. Nelson, granddaughter Tasha S. Nelson, 2 great-grandsons, Bryan L. Nelson and David D. Nelson, 2 great- granddaughters, Imani C. Nelson and Fatima N. Nelson, 3 great-great grandsons, Jordan D. Nelson, Yonaiby M. Whatts, and Shawn Whatts, 3 great-great granddaughters, Sanaiyah F. Whatts, Laila E. Whatts, and Ma’Kayla M. Saunders-Nelson along with a host of friends and extended family.

Queen was respected by her neighbors and loved by all she came in contact with. We called her Queenie, Ma, Queen Esther and above all, Nana. She was everyone’s Nana, and will be deeply missed by all.

A sentiment shared by Carol Franklin – "Mrs. Nelson was a beautiful woman with a quiet spirt!"

She lived a long, active life. She enjoyed traveling, the casino slot machines, lima beans and neck bones, and her chitlin’s!

She was always so sweet, kind, warm and humble soul. She will be greatly missed! A sentiment shared by Carol Franklin – "Mrs. Nelson was a beautiful woman with a quiet spirit!"

Calling hours will be held on Monday October 30, 2023, at Stapleton Barry Holdredge Funeral Home 684 Park Ave, Cranston, RI from 10-11:30am. A funeral service will begin at 11:30am. Burial will be held in East Greenwich Cemetery, 100 1st. Ave. East Greenwich, RI 02818.
Arrangements Entrusted to Valdez Wilson Funeral Home.


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October 2023

 

 

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