Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Myra Ross, and stepmother, Sue Ross.
Mary is survived by her husband of 36 years, Harold W. Nelson; children Janice Powell, Joyce Powell, Jimmy Powell, Joseph Powell and wife Joy, all of Calvert City, Tim Nelson and wife Jan, Knoxville, Tenn, Susan Paulette, Meridian, Conn.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Bettie Barrett, Linda Allmon, Denise Truett and Jareta Sturgell; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Sunday, March 10 at the Clink Funeral Home Faragut Chapel in Knoxville. Rev. Charles Sturgell officiated. A graveside service was held Monday, March 11, at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Rev. Charles Sturgell and Chaplain Ed Lemmond officiated.