Alexis DeShonne Nelson
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Alpha: December 17, 1991
Omega: September 18, 2019
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 (NLT)
Alexis, affectionately known as Lexi by her family and friends, was the daughter of Pastor Oscar R. Nelson, Kenyatie A. Nelson and Darnetta Mahaffy Nelson (Bernaudret). Alexis accepted Christ at the tender age of 3 years old and was baptized by her father, Pastor Oscar R. Nelson at St. Mark Baptist Church in Mt Airy, La. Alexis was a very courageous young lady who enjoyed playing baseball. Her favorite team to travel extensively with was the Playmaker’s, but no matter the team, her heart was into baseball. She had a beautiful voice and loved singing, “Now behold the Lamb”. Alexis was a graduate of Luther High School class of 2010. She obtained a B.S. in Finance from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2014. She was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc.
Alexis is survived by her loving and devoted fiancé, Paul Anthony Jones, Jr., parents, Pastor Oscar R. (Kenyatie A.) Nelson, Sr. and Darnetta Mahaffy Nelson (Bernaudret), grandmother, Mary Lee Adams, siblings, Dionne (Johnny) Hoyt, Devon R. Nelson, Sr., Alvin Barrie, Jr., Allentrice Nelson, Shawntell Stockman, Oscar R. Nelson, Jr., uncles, Pastor Marc A. (Lynelle) Nelson, Sr., Marcel (Celisa) Nelson, Jr., Vincent (Kaila) Adams, Lionel Adams, Pastor James (Antoinette) Gordon, Dariel (Iriel) Gordon, aunts, Laura Ann Storks, Joycelyn Johnson, Marion (Jesse) Robinson, Lynette Stockman, Maxine(Donald) Smith, Tammy (Donald) Stirgus, Carmen (Gary) Lewis, Charlene (Jeffery) Borne, Jacqueline (Dwayne) Williams, Marissa Gordon, Lashonda Gordon, Tequilla Gordon, great-aunts, Willie Mae Alexis, Nevada (Charles) Leroy, Maxine Mahaffy, Mattie Hurd, Eloise Stockman; great-uncles, Frederick (Wanda) McCray, Bennie (Joyce) Hurd, Joseph (Gloria) Stockman, nieces, Amaiya Fobb, Cherish Stockman, Chyna Nelson, Amare Nelson; nephews, Jawan Hoyt, Colin Hoyt, Tyler Hoyt, A’Maurion Mills, Devon R. Nelson, Jr., godchildren, Ivy Rose Fluence and Sha’Niyaa’ Davis, devoted cousins/pncs, Ashontae N. (Antoine) Fisher, Marc A. (Keyon) Nelson, Jr., Joi Nelson, Kaia Storks, devoted friends, Dineisha Fluence, Chasity Everson, Ronsheka and Jarrun Hilaire, Tai Nicholas, Kiera Patterson, godparents, Lynelle Nelson, Charles Leroy, Barbara Sewell, Rev. Isaiah and Ella Franklin.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Janetta Alexis Nelson, Marcel Nelson, Sr., Rosie McCray Mahaffy, and Mack Mahaffy, Jr., and her aunt Laconia Gordon
All neighboring communities and churches are invited to join the family for a Celebration of lIfe at St Mark Baptist Church, 230 Marigold Street, Mt Airy, LA 70076 on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 10am. Visitation at 8am until service time. Entombment at St. Peter Catholic Church Cemetery. A public viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.
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