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Reverend Artelia M. Nelson

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Reverend Artelia M. Nelson

Place of birth: Cleveland Ohio

Religious affiliation: Christian

Reverend Artelia M. Nelson “Tia” was born in Cleveland, Ohio By the late Julius Nelson and Romola Trigg Nelson. Tia worked and lived in Cleveland most of her life. She worked for the Board of Education and the Justice Center for many years, but later her strong heart took her to a better place, Lakeside Baptist Church in 1996, where she sang her heart out in the church choir.

Which lead her way to become a graduate of Ashland University with her degree in Theology. Artelia was one of a kind of a kind, staying up late working on her sermons, preaching from the heart doing many visuals, volunteering at the men’s and women’s city mission and working in the prison ministries for years. After Tia got sick she moved to Columbus, Ohio with her daughter and later to Phoenix Arizona. Although Tia was not at her best in health, she still enjoyed life. Going places, watching movies, singing and dancing, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren, daughter and son.

Reverend Artelia M. Nelson will be deeply missed by her daughter Francisca, son Regino, son-in-law, Demetrius and her two granddaughters, Dimitria and Dimia. She also leaves to cherish her memories, 7 siblings, Demetrious, Stephanie, Romola, Steve, Leonard, Michael, and Rodell, nephews, Lil Michael Scugg, Rodell and Poo, nieces, Christi, Monique, Tamika, Sophia, Shamerra and many other nieces and nephews.

Tia was preceded in death by her mother, Romola Trigg Nelson, father Julius Nelson, sister Paula, brother, Jr. and the love of her life, Willie Smith.

All God’s testing has a purpose. Someday you will see the light, all He asks is that you trust Him. Walk by faith and not by sight.

Thank you father God for letting us have mother Tia in our lives and now always in our hearts.

Funeral Notice Detail

Reverend Artelia M. Nelson passed away at home, of natural causes October 19, 2014 at 1:26 pm. Monday, November 3, 2014, visitation/wake 9:00 am, Hansen Chapel, 8314 N. 7th st. Phoenix Arizona 85020

A Memorial Service will be held at

Christ's Church of the Valley

7007 W. Happy Valley Rd.

Peoria , AZ 85383

On: Nov 03, 2014 — At: 10:30 AM

34 Responses

  • Francisca Martinez On

    Happy mother’s day mother. I miss you I’m always thinking About you. Gino’s doing fine are the girls are to. But you know It’s not the same without you. But this is your day. No tears just gratitude, for The lord giving you to me to be my mother. So before you rest tonight tell God I said thank you, for blessing me to have a mother like you. Good nite mother and Happy Mother’s Day Love always and a day your daughter Francisca Montileta Martinez

  • Tamika Ford On

    Hi auntie!!!!! I finally get to talk to again you know you are my favorite auntie and lil mike my favorite uncle the others will get mad I miss you think about you all the time I remember when I use to think you were Diana Ross because you use to have your hair and you sang so good I know u are proud of your daughter me 2 she's amazing now I know I can talk to you we will talk more often your niece Tamika RIH AUNTIE TIA

  • Dimitria Parker On

    I love and miss you grandma ~Mia

  • Francisca Martinez On

    Happy Birthday Momma Tia I love You Gino

  • Francisca Martinez On

    Hello Mother happy birthday. This has always been a tough time of the year for me, your birthday, holidays. Who am I kidding, every day can be a challenge sometimes. I feel like I’m on this planet all alone every since you and grandma been gone and this divorce. But with me being your daughter somehow I make it through praise God!!!! It’s so crazy because I still have the urge sometimes to pick up the phone and call you or grandma. And I still hear Gino sometimes call your name. I guess he be looking for you. I tell him that you’re in heaven with Jesus keeping God company. And one day we’ll be together again. I remember before you passed away you told me that you was so proud of me that you had no problems from me and I intend to keep it that way, making you proud of me and taking care of Gino the best I can. I love you and I miss you with all my heart so do the girls and gino. Happy birthday, you are forever in my heart and my memories always. Your daughter Francisca Martinez


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