Rev. Gary Basil Nelson

Gary Basil Nelson, 50, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015 in Mesquite, Texas.

He was born in Greenville, Texas on April 21, 1965 to the parentage of George and Betty Nelson.

He received his formal education in the Greenville Independent School District. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army.

Gary was a devoted and faithful member of Cedar Grove Christian Church in Rowlett, Texas.

He was employed by the City of Hutchins. 

Loved ones cherishing his memory: three daughters, La Sonya Nelson, Ta'Niya Nelson both of Garland, Texas and Lori Nelson of the United States Air Force in San Angelo, Texas; three sons, Jarel Nelson of Denton, Texas, Tyler Stoner of Hagerstown, Maryland and Jameston Blaylock of Greenville, Texas; four sisters, Yolanda Mathis (Troy), Deborah Mason, Thera Phelps all of Greenville, Texas and Betty Hawkins of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Larry Duffie of Greenville, Texas, Earnest Nelson (Iris) of Royse City, Texas and Jerald Nelson (Lena) of Commerce, Texas; a grandchild, Alani; a host of uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas on Saturday January 2, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

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