Edith Elizabeth Nelson

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Edith Elizabeth Nelson, 84 of Morganza, MD died on September 2, 2002 at St. Mary?s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. Born October 24, 1917 in Mechanicsville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Lee Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Thomas Herbert. Mrs. Nelson was a life long resident of St. Mary?s County, a member of St. Joseph?s Catholic Church; she enjoyed reading, cooking and watching soap operas. Her husband, George Nelson whom she married April 1937 in St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, DC, preceded Mrs. Nelson in death. She is survived by six children, Walter Harrison of Avenue, MD, Shirley T. Hebb of Loveville, MD, Joseph E. Nelson of Great Mills, MD, Mary E. Bannister of California, MD, Agnes G. Bannister of Mechanicsville, MD, Francis A. Nelson of California, MD one sister, Agnes Holley of Lexington Park, MD, one brother, Raymond A. Herbert of Mechanicsville, MD, 40 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Enoch Herbert. Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 6, 2002 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph?s Catholic Church, Morganza with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Father Damian Shadwell of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, St. Inigoes, MD as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD. Pallbearers for Mrs. Nelson will be her Grandchildren. Arrangements were provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD

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