Hilda P. Nelson

Mother Hilda P. Nelson was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on October 8, 1927 to the late Lula and Samuel Pate. On February 12, 2018 she passed away to her heavenly home to be with the Lord.

At a very young age Hilda and her family relocated  to Winston Salem, North Carolina where she attended Woodland Elementary, 14th street, and Atkins High School. She met and married the love of her life James W. Nelson, to this union 3 children was born: Shirley, Kenneth, and Melvin.

She, her husband, and children moved to Columbus, Ohio in January 1962. The whole family joined Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church within months of settling in Columbus, Ohio. Mother Nelson was an active member of the Angelic Christian Voices and the Mothers Board until she suffered a decline in health. In earlier years she was a member of the Seasoned Citizens and volunteered in the kitchen.

Mother Nelson was employed and retired from Children’s Hospital after 40 years of service. She loved being at home tending to her garden growing flowers and vegetables. Her pride and joy was her rose bushes. She loved having family and friends over to visit, especially at Thanksgiving. There was always a chair available for anyone who did not have any family. She love to decorate, go shopping and travel.

Mother Nelson is preceded in death by parents Lula Moore-Pate and Samuel Pate, sister Helen Brown, brother Samuel Pate Jr., husband James W. Nelson, and son Kenneth A. Nelson.

She leaves to cherish her memory with brother Charles Pate, Daughter Shirley Gamble, son Melvin (Linda) Nelson, daughter in law Brenda Nelson, grandchildren Cynthia Austin, Willie (Tina) Gamble, Karla (Tracy) Ward, Kenneth Nelson Jr., Tammy Conner, Melvin Parnell, Melton Parnell, Ryan Nelson, adopted daughters Denise Reid, Loretta Neloms, and Ella Lewis, also a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Viewing 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, February 23, 2018 at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church 858 E. 3rd Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. May God comfort you all!!!

  2. Mary McWilliams :

    Mother Nelson was very special to me and my son, Ashton. She was always a source of encouragement for both of us. To say that I loved her dearly is inadequate. I am grateful to have known Mother and made her laugh with my antics.

  3. The Foster and Wallace Families :

    Prayers to the Nelson Family.

  4. To the family and friends of Hilda P. Nelson, you don’t know me, however, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer my deepest condolences to each of you.

    The death of a love one can bring all of us much pain and sorrow. May the words found at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 be of comfort to you, it says, “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”

    May each of you allow Gods comforting words to sustain you.

    JW.ORG

  5. Ed & Sandi Holland & Family :

    Melvin, Linda & Family, you all are in our prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort as you bid farewell to your loved one. Know that faith in God will allow you to see her again in that great getting up morning. Share the legacy of memories she has left with each of you! God bless!

  6. Ed & Sandi Holland & Family :

    Melvin, Linda & Family, you all are in our prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort as you bid farewell to your loved one. Know that faith in God will allow you to see her again in that great Getting Up Morning! Share the legacy of memories she has left with each of you! God bless!

  7. Shirley, Cynthia and Family.
    What a loss to us at Triedstone, but what a personal loss to me. Years ago when I was so ill, in ICU and not allowed visitors, one night the Lord said to ask Mother Nelson to come. I don’t remember a lot about that stay in ICU, but I do remember that; She came to the hospital and we prayed and talked. I never forgot that. I will miss her so much. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mother with us.

  8. Tina Lewis and Angie Gordon :

    My condolences to the Nelson family. The things that I will remember the most of Mother Nelson is how much she loved to be outside with her flowers and her garden. She had a “Mother’s heart and was a great neighbor. I can remember my mother and I going to see her in the nursing home. I kept hearing saying one day at a time. I recalled it being a song, so I found it on my phone played it for her and we sang it together several renditions. One Day at a Time Sweet Jesus.

    With much love and fond memories, we will see you again!

  9. Teddy & Denise Poindexter :

    Melvin and Linda our prayers and thoughts are with you And Family.

  10. Very sorry to hear of her death you’ll have my condolence. Be Blessed!!

  11. Willie and Brenda Brown :

    We pray that God holds you in his arms during this time. Know that we are thinking about you and will keep you and your family in our prayers. You have our deepest sympathy!!

  12. Valerie and Calvin Thomas :

    God bless the family at this time of grief loss. May the memories of your loved one comfort you in the coming days, months and years.

  13. Magellan T. Moore Ii :

    To the family of Mother Nelson, may God grant you the comfort in this time. I’ll always remember picking her flower to give to her (LOL), she would chuckle and say boy stay out of my flower and send me on my way until the next time. Sleep on mother always remembered. Elder M.T. Moore II.

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