Ms. Mary Rosa Lee Johnson-Nelson, of Kingsland passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Baptist Medical in Jacksonville, Fla., surrounded by her family.
Ms. Nelson was born on May 15, 1925 in Sanderson, Fla.. to the late Ernest and Leafie Mann Bryant. Rosa Lee Nelson, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, went to her rest after 93 well lived years on this Earth. She loved puppies and babies and big pots of stew. She could eat more crab legs than three grown men and had more shoes than a Belk’s. She was the heart and soul of a giant extended family and the life of the party at any gathering. We will always miss her thoughtful cards, Facebook participation, hilarious voicemails and unusual Christmas gifts. She was a strong, adaptable woman who kept up with the times, loved the Lord and has left a lasting legacy in her children and their families.
Ms. Nelson is survived by her daughter, Janice Campbell of Kingsland; her sons, Dan (Michelle) Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., Donald (Lynn) Johnson of Kennebuckport, Maine., and Cliff (Kathy) Johnson of Galveston, Texas.; her grandchildren, Scott (Martha) Johnson, Bryan (Barbara) Johnson, Tracey (Karl) Johnson, Angela Dycus, Jaimee Garcia, Justin (Sadie Nazworth) Campbell, Jana Johnson, Lena (Bryan) TenBroek, Kara (Jeff) Pardue, Sandi (Doug) Anania, and Jacob Johnson; her 18 great-grandchildren; her three great great-grandchildren; her sister, Katie Parsons of Jacksonville, Fla.; and her brothers, Leroy Bryant and Franklin Bryant, all of Sanderson, Fla.
Besides her parents, Ms. Nelson joins her first husband, Clifford Cecil Johnson, her husband, Roy Clarence Nelson, her son, Wayne Johnson, and grandson, Joey Campbell in Heaven.
A visitation for Ms. Nelson was from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home. Interment at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland will immediately follow. Pallbearers will be Ms. Nelson’s sons, Dan, Donald, and Cliff, and her grandsons, Bryan and Scott.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Ms. Nelson’s name to the Humane Society of Camden County at https://humanecamden.org/donate/ or by mail to P.O. Box 1270 Kingsland, GA 31548 or to Heartland Hospice at 664 Scranton Road, #103, Brunswick, GA 31520.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland is entrusted with Ms. Nelson’s arrangements.