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Bernard (Bubba) Nelson

November 6, 1972 ~ August 20, 2021 (age 48)


Mr. Bernard Nelson entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Augusta University Medical Center. 

Graveside services were held on Saturday, August 28,2021 @ 11 a.m.  at  New Fleming Baptist Church , Bartow , GA . Rev. Cedric Cason officiated.


Bubba as he was affectionately known, was born to the late Willie James Nelson, Sr. and Betty Sue Bostick Nelson in Augusta, GA.


He was a dedicated member of New Fleming Baptist Church in Bartow, GA and attended the public schools of Washington County where he was a member of the graduating class of 1993. 


Bernard’s memories will be forever cherished by ,his loving, caring and devoted wife, Cynthia Prosser Nelson of Sandersville, GA; loving mother, Betty Nelson, of Sandersville, GA; two beautiful daughters, Alexis Nelson of Augusta, GA and Kyla Nelson of Jonesboro, GA; two adorable granddaughters, Kylee Nelson and Nyla Thompson, both of Augusta, GA; sisters, Virginia Nelson(Roger Jackson )of Tampa, FL, Sherry (Jerry) Swint of Sandersville, GA, Carrie Nelson of Decatur, GA, and Jeannette Freeman of Sandersville, GA; one devoted brother, Willie (Gail) Nelson of Decatur, GA; several aunts, Sallie Mae Slyke of Ocala, FL, Francis (Ron) Curry of Tampa, FL, and Darion (Henry) Tyler of Ocala, FL; extended aunts, Mary Walker of Warthen, GA, Retha Simmons of Sandersville, GA, and Mary Francis Simmons of Palm Spring, CA; loving and devoted mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Wayne Hodges of Sandersville, GA; a host of devoted nieces and nephews; dear and loyal friends, Ronnie (Jackie) Harris, Willie Rachels, Tonya Simmons, Class of ’93, Rodrick (Denise) Fort, Harold Gibbons, Bernard Thomas, Joe (Elizabeth) Thompson, Dieanne Williams; a host of other relatives and friends;


Wheeler’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

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Public Viewing
August 27, 2021

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wheeler's Funeral Home
321 East McCarty Street
Sandersville, GA 31082

Graveside Service
August 28, 2021

11:00 AM
New Fleming Baptist Church
1267 New Fleming Rd
Bartow, GA 30413

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