Ms. Nelson was a stain glass artist for Jack Wallace Stain Glass and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Trent Nelson and Troy Nelson, both of Paducah; two brothers, Joey Olson of Benton, and James Olson of Mayfield; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Olson and Ruth Smith Olson; and two children, Tommy and Tina Nelson.
Graveside services were held Saturday, October 1, 2011, Rev. Mike Littrell officiated.
In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial contributions be made to the Starfish Orphan Ministry, P.O. Box 7083, Paducah, KY 42002; or Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 551, Mayfield, KY 42066.