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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

27 Responses

  • Francisca Martinez On

    Another year have passed, and so much has happen. Mimii is now 21 and Dimia is 18, big girls now. Both girls are in college. Mimii is going for her Ph.d in Astronomy Dimia is going to be an oncology nurse. Gino is doing fine he have been traveling with me and enjoying himself and Demetrius is just working all the time. Although we try to stay busy there is not a day that goes by you are not missed. I love you mom with all my heart. Missing you so much Your one and only Francisca

  • Dimitria Parker On

    Happy birthday grandma

  • Francisca Martinez On

    hey grandma, I miss you and think of you often. I've graduated from HS, started college, and got a job. I'm currently saving up for a car and I plan to move to Seattle in a few years. I know your're on this journey with me, I just wish I could hug you. -Mimii

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  • Francisca Martinez On

    Happy mother's day grandma I love you so much and I miss you very much R.I.P.


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