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Lee Charles Nelson Jr.

May 23, 1966 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 54)

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Minister Lee Charles Nelson Jr. passed away in his place of residence on August 17, 2020. He was 54, born May 23, 1966, in Sanford, Florida from the union of Lee Charles Nelson Sr., who proceeded him in death, and Lessie B. Mayo who survives. He was raised in Sanford, Florida. until his family relocated to North where he then resided in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

He was a Preachers kid, raised in ministry as his parents attended Bethlehem Temple, of Benton Harbor, Michigan under the late Pastor Westley Hunter; years later the family transitioned to Full Gospel Tabernacle, where he was reared in ministry under the late Pastor E.M. Mobley, now overseen by Pastor Carl and Twonia Horne.

Many years later the family relocated to South Bend, IN where attended LaSalle High School, graduating in 1984, shortly after Lee Charles chose to serve his country and joined the U.S. Army where he served 10 yrs.

Upon ending his career with the armed forces, he became gainfully employed and he worked at A.M. General. Minister Lee Charles Nelson spent his life serving in ministry as planted himself in the South Bend community. He served at River of Life, under the leadership of Bishop Ralph & Margaret Parker. Within the past 3 years Minister Lee Charles Nelson faithfully served as an Associate Minister as well as the Assistant Secretary of the Men’s Ministry at New Bethel Tabernacle. He was a great help to Pastor Cecil Golder Jr. and will greatly be missed.

Survivors left to cherish his memory includes his wife, Pamela Nelson of South Bend, Indiana; mother, Lessie B, Mayo; children: Jared Nelson his wife Amanda Nelson of Cassopolis, Michigan, James Nelson of Indianapolis Indiana, Deborah Nelson of South Bend Indiana, Danyel Nelson and his wife Claire Nelson of Niles Michigan, Asia Johnson and Ashley Stewart of South Bend Indiana; grandchildren: Jared Nelson Jr, and Jarius Nelson, JaNylah Nelson, Melody Nelson, and Amiya Nelson, Alexis Nelson, Mya Nelson, and Danyel Nelson Jr. He also leaves behind 5 sisters and 3 brothers: Ethel Marie and Lorenzo Latin, Katherine Scott, and Tiffany of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Michael Nelson, of Lancaster, California, Alexander Nelson, Marco Nelson of South Bend, Indiana, Earnestine Nelson and Doris Bridges of Snellville, Georgia; along with a host of other nieces and nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins.

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August 24, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Bethel Apostolic Church

Funeral Service
August 24, 2020

11:00 AM
New Bethel Apostolic Church

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