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Mary Avanell Justice Nelson

Mrs. Mary Avanell Justice Nelson, age 83, of Rome, passed away Wednesday evening, March 15, 2017, in a local health care facility.

Mrs. Nelson was born in Floyd County, GA on Jan. 29, 1934, daughter of the late James Alton Justice and the late Lillie Mae Hathcock Justice. She was employed for several years with Redford’s 5 & 10 and with Thomas’ 5 & 10. Mrs. Nelson was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Eugene Nelson, to whom she was married on May 7, 1960; a daughter, Alice Nelson McDonald, and her husband, Don, Cave Spring; 2 grandchildren, Celisse McDonald Penson, and her husband, Kevin, Peachtree City, and Chelsey McDonald, Atlanta; a great grandchild, Maya Zahra Ngwenya, Peachtree City.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Father Austin Goggans officiating. Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 12 noon until 1:45 pm. At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.