Aug 31 2017
Jean Elizabeth Nelson, 90, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. She was born September 27, 1926 in Mechanicsburg, PA to the late Edner & Iva Brenizer. Jean had lived in Jacksonville for the past 65 years coming from Harrisburg, PA, attended John Harris High School and prior to retiring passionately worked at Taylor Care Center. She loved family, cooking, trips to PA and will be dearly missed by all. Jean was predeceased by her husband, E.E. Nelson; brother, Blaine Brenizer; sisters, Bessie Brenizer, Frances Vucenic, Mary Divis; stepdaughters, Audrey Reisinger, Kay Haverstock. Survivors include her sons, Charles Nelson (Gail), David Nelson, John Nelson, Aaron Nelson (Rhoda), James Nelson (Linda), Joseph Nelson (Carol); daughters, Ann Sikes (David), Lisa Reading (Carl), Lela Floyd (Jack); stepchildren, Ronald Nelson (Susan), Larry Nelson (Joan), Winifred Tanger, June Brandt (Richard); brother, John Brenizer (Martha); 14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 2 at 11am at University Church, where Jean was a member, at 5520 University Blvd W 32216, with Rev. Jack Dinsbeer officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.