Tanya Nelson


Tanya “Tangie” Valacia Davis Nelson, age 60, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 24,2022, at Ohio State University Hospital. She was born on April 25,1962 in Birmingham, Alabama, the third of five children born to the union of Newman Davis and Loretta (Hall) Davis.

Tangie, as she was affectionately known by family and friends, had a heart of gold and made everyone who had the privilege of knowing her feel loved. We will miss her caring spirit, her infectious laugh, and her gift of cooking that made every meal feel like home.

Tangie was preceded in death by her father, Newman Davis; grandfather, Charlie L. Hall; grandmother, Leathan Hall; grandfather, Andrew Davis; grandmother, Neatha Davis; son, Derrick L Davis; brother, Bobby Hall; and sister, Bridget (Wilson) Emanuel.

Tangie leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Robert Nelson; daughter, Katrina (John) Davis; sons, Nicholas (Mellison) Davis and Demetrius (Michelle) Franks; stepdaughter, Denequia (Kinathi) Dixon; sisters, Pamela Davis and Kimberly (Davis) Nalls; grandchildren, Derrick Davis Jr, Tai’Azhanae (Pha’lon) Lion, Sherman Cleveland, Darren Davis, Domonic Davis, Dillon Davis, McKenzie Davis, RaNajha Maye, Princess Dixon, and Kiera Dixon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Lindbergh Perryman

    Sending our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to the family during this time of bereavement. If there is anything we can do to help please let us know

    Lindbergh & Ashley Perryman

  2. My dear family, you have my deepest and most sincere condolences. Tangie, my cousin, will be truly missed. Prayers for the whole family.

    Love, Susie (Mo) Maiden.

  3. Mr. Nelson and Family. We the staff here at FrankLove Home Health Services, are praying for you all during your time of sorrow. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal. May God bless and keep you all.

    • Ronald E. Nelson, Je.

      Condolences to my brother Robert “Bobby” Nelson in his loss of his beautiful wife Tanya. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. May God’s peace and comfort provide you strength in this time of transition.

  4. To : Nick, Katrina and the family

    May The Lord Comfort Your Grieving Heart and Give You Peace !!

    Love You Wanda Byner Hudson and Family ❤️

  5. Ronald Nelson, Jr.

    Condolences to my brother Robert Nelson regarding the loss of his beautiful wife. May God continue to provide you strength and peace. Love, Ron, Linda and family.

  6. I Love y’all so much it’s been a blessing to be apart of your lives may God give you more blessings than you can receive, my heart will continue to hold every one of you in it dearly… sincerely, LEFTOUT

  7. My Deepest sympathy & Prayers to the Nelson family , I love you tree & nick

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