Jewell N. Nelson • June 12, 2020

Jewell, born on September 16, 1930, entered her eternal home on June 12, 2020 to be reunited with her beloved husband, William Woodrow Nelson, of 49 wonderful years. She was also predeceased by parents, Amos S. and Elma T. Nodine and sister, Doris N. Powers (Kenneth). Jewell was born in Greer, SC and raised in Woodruff, SC; she attended Woodruff High School and was active in the marching band, captain of the basketball team and a graduate of the Class of WHS 1949.

She had been a resident in Pensacola, FL for over 60 years where she was a member of East Brent Baptist Church. She retired from Sherwood Elementary School as a librarian assistant and enjoyed her time teaching the children. She enjoyed the open road with her husband, spending time with family, oil-painting, playing the piano, poetry, reading, and genealogy. She has written, published, and distributed several genealogy books of her family, as well as, family calendars as to be used a prayer-guides.

She will be missed by her son, Ricky V. Nelson and his wife Darlene, and granddaughters Heather Nelson, Taylor Nelson Palmer (Brian), Ashton Antonetti (Michael), great grands Kaylin, Emma, Irie, Addison and Gates. Brother & sister-in-law Boyce & Flora Nodine, brother & sister-in-law Jimmy and Barbara Nelson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17th at 10:30 with the service at 11:00 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, 7433 Pine Forest Rd. Pensacola, FL 32526. Dr. Dale Patterson will be officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. The service will be streamed via a live webcast.

You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/Iphone) and Adobe Flash Player is required.

Password: 20112

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Brent Baptist Church at 4801 N. Davis Hwy Pensacola, FL 32503. Alzheimer’s Association at or a charity of your choice.


The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during this time of bereavement. May God bless and keep you!

The Family

  1. Deborah Hart says:

    Ricky and family,
    I loved Ms. Jewell and your Dad and still cherish all our good times spent at Circle Baptist and during our water skiing weekends. I pray that God will comfort you in your loss.
    God Bless You,
    Deborah Hart

  2. Barry Nodine says:

    I loved my Aunt Jewel she will be truly missed.I have know doubt where she will reside now. To Rick and Family May God Bless you during this loss. Love and Prayers Barry Nodine and Family

  3. Teresa Foster says:

    My Mom, Audrey Bettis, is really having a hard time with losing her best friend since seventh grade. She has been missing her so very much. She was still sending her cards up until just recently. I’m not sure if Jewel ever knew how much Mom loved her. I loved her for caring about my Mom. I offered to take her to the service but CIVID has her concerned. Please know that we care about you, Ricky, Darlene, and family, and Boyce and Flo. Love you all.

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