Emma Ruth Nelson

Published 10:55 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Pleasant Grove M. B. Church, Magee, Mississippi for Mrs. Emma Ruth Nelson, 72, who died Monday, December 14, 2015 at St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS.  Rev.  Curtis West, pastor, officiated with interment following in the church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Emma Ruth Nelson was born to the late M. L. and Irene Jackson Durr.  She attended Prentiss Institute and J. E. Johnson.  She was married to the late MacArthur Moore and the late John Earl Nelson.

She joined church at an early age and actively attended Pleasant Grove until her health began to decline.  She was a cosmetologist and barber.

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She is survived by: son, Andrew (Doris) Moore of Jackson, MS, two daughters, Angela (Richard) Nelson of Clinton, MS and Leslie Blackwell of Magee, MS, Laura Parker; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 Godchildren, Jasmine and B. J.; five brothers, Richard (Rosetta), M. L. (Lollie), Thomas (Ouida), Perry Durr all of Chicago, IL and Derry (Maggie) Durr of Prentiss, MS; two sisters, Ira Jean (James Tyrone) Strode of Fulton, MS and Wauline (Randy) Carter of Madison, MS; many other relatives and friends.