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Claretta Lester Nelson

July 11, 1953 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 66)


Sister Claretta Lester Nelson was 66, and departed this life Saturday January 25, 2020 in Florence County. She was the mother of Kaprisha Grant. You may visit the family at 4707 W. Hwy. 76, Marion.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Springville United Methodist Church, Marion Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm. She will be laid to rest in the Springville United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

~ Obituary ~

“For I am now ready to be offered and…The time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness” II Timothy 4:6-8

Mrs. Claretta L. Nelson, affectionally called “Noo” departed this life, Friday January 24, 2020 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Florence.  

She was born in Marion, SC on July 11,1953 to the late William Lester Sr. and Alene Moody Lester.  Claretta accepted Christ at an early age and joined Springville United Methodist Church.  She was educated in the public schools of Marion County, and in 1971 she graduated from Marion High School.  She was employed at Russell Stover Candies for many years, and later worked for the Marion County School System.

  Claretta was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Macio (Doc) Nelson.  She was preceded in death by her sister Mary L. Sanders and grandson LaQuentin Jamal Wilson. A very special cousin Elder Micheal Fogan.

She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories, her daughter, Kaprisha (Kevin) Grant, her sons, Donald Evans, Jeffrey Nelson, and Jason Nelson all of Marion SC.  three grandchildren: Kashanti Grant of Marion, SC, Kevin Grant Jr. and Sakeria Robinson of Conway, SC.  three sisters: Mrs. Willie Mae Brantley, Mrs. Diane (Marvin) Knowlin, and Mrs. Joan Abram; two brothers: Mr. William P. Lester Jr. and Robert Lester all of Marion, SC; seven sister in laws: Mary Lester, Sally Lester, Margaret Rhames, Creola Gerald, Virginia McCain, Beverly McClellan, and Patricia Wilkins; a few very special friends: Mr. Alphonso Smith, Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Ms. Lynette Bostick, and Mrs. Daisy Collins.  A host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and very supportive loving friends. 

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Funeral Service
January 29, 2020

12:00 PM
Springville United Methodist Church
2620 Springville Road
Marion, SC 29571

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