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Paula Annette Nelson

March 31, 1951 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Paula Nelson Obituary

Paula Annette Nelson, 72, was born on March 31, 1951. She was relieved from her earthly duties and taken into the arms of our heavenly father on October 23, 2023. She graduated from David McKenzie High School in Detroit, Michigan, Class of 1970.

Preceded in death by her parents, Cleo and Josephine “Nana” Nelson; aunt, Elizabeth Williams; brothers, LaVern Nelson Sr. and Joe Lynn (Evelyn) Nelson; sisters, Alva Jean (Cliff Love) Clemons and Margarette (Dexter) Brown; great-nephews, Kevin “Blackjack” Price, Dametrius Thomas, Marlon Nelson; cousins; Brenda Campbell, Tommy and Kitty Hayden; sister-in-law, Linda Nelson; special friends; Margie Sparks, Alecia Steed, Lilia Norries, Darryl “Fat Daddy” Mitchell and  Sonovia Floyd.

She leaves to cherish her children Richard C (Angela) Dunn and Shamekia Richey; sister/niece, Revelta Price; nieces, Carmen (Micheal) James, Deidra Nelson, Rhonda Thompkins, Martie (Darren) Dunlap, Marlette (Joe) Askew, Nikita Chandler, Mya Chandler; nephews; Vee (Sharon) Nelson, Tony (Melissa) Nelson, Vernon Nelson, Marlon Nelson Sr.; devoted niece, Sabrina Price, Grandchildren; Richard, Rishayia, Ricshon, Javonte Sr., VicShyria, Reneshia, Trevell, Jitu, JaDarius, Tyrique, Jaylon, Cle’Ionia, Cle’Shayia, Nicoy, TaurShaunna, DeMarus;  great- grandchildren, Tre’mija, Ziemerrius, Issas, Jazelle, Jacee, Geneva, Javonte Jr., Jadence, Jaylen, Teru, Ja’Cari, Khy’rie; The Hayden families of Clinton, Tn and The Mattress families of Knoxville, TN; sister-in-law, Gwen Nelson; godchildren; Dana Littlejohn, Larry “Patchie” Buffington, Richard “Lil Von” Witt, Barbara Mills-Tate, Willie “Bru” Davis Jr., James “BoBo Walker; long time best friends, Frances Clark, Bethel Hendricks, and Eljin Johnson, A host of other family many to mention.

A special thanks to Elder Shannon Myers and Jackie Ray, Carlisa Warner, Dreama Smith, Meya, and Smoky Mountain Hospice, no words could ever come close to expressing our gratitude for all the hard work and dedication in caring for our mother. Thank you.

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Receiving Friends
November 1, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tabernacle Baptist Church
2137 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915

Funeral Service
November 1, 2023

12:00 PM
Tabernacle Baptist Church
2137 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915

November 1, 2023

2:00 PM
Sunset Cemetery
500 Hillcrest Street
Clinton, TN 37716


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