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*DESCENDANTS OF OSCAR NELSON
*MINUTES FROM JULY 7, 2001 MEETING
*REV. JOEL REVIVAL 2013
*2002 NELSON FAMILY REUNION JULY 12-14
*NELSON FAMILY REUNION 2004 PHOTOS
*DEDICATION TO CLAUDE COLLINS & ELAINE NELSON
*ROENIA RECEIVES A PRESTIGES AWARD
*MEMORIAL SERVICE


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Members List:

Yomika Dillon
Talaya Grimes
Members:
Rosemary Johnson
Johnell & Donna Bellazaire
Brenda &Maurice Brown
Johnson Karl
Lena Nelson-Ford
Cheryl Stewart
Edward Nelson
Roenia & Walter Grimes
Joel & Ethel Nelson
Francis Reed
Hilda Diane Dillon
Sandra Reed
Gary & Karen Johnson
Tanette & Jean Elie'
Karen & Zena Galloway
Denise Johnson
Jacqueline &Victor Stephens
Tonya & Korey Meadows
Shawn & Reginald Moss

Nelson Family Getting Involved


NEW ROADS REMEMBERS EDWARD NELSON

MYRIA REED FOUNDATION (SANDRA REED)

NELSON FAMILY ON FACEBOOK

GIAVANNA GALLOWAY/SCHOLARS SPOTLIGHT
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You are invited to attend the Memorial Service for Albert Nelson, World War I Veteran and Wife Mariah Nelson. Their caskets were moved December 2013 from Sixth Ward Baptist Church Cemetery in Brooks, Louisiana to the Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary Louisiana. This service is to dedicate their new gravesites.

This move was the vision of Mariah at the time of Albert’s death. Her vision was not fulfilled due to segregation at that time. Edward C. Nelson, son, captured the vision. A good steward and caretaker of the original gravesites, Edward faithfully provided perpetual care at the sites until the Lord called him home. Edward’s last request to Brenda was to complete the vision. Brenda kept her promise to her Dad and diligently pursued this effort. God our Heavenly Father answered prayers and miraculously guided Brenda, and siblings Rev. Joel Nelson, Roenia N. Grimes and Rose Mary N. Johnson and granddaughter Karen G. Galloway through the process.

Now future generations will be able to visit this historical family site. “To God be the Glory” in Jesus Name.

Special Thanks and Gratitude to the following: National Archives at St. Louis, MO., Staff Louisiana National cemetery Staff Verrette’s Pointe Coupee Funeral Home, Mr. A. Verrette, Director

DATE: Saturday, June 07, 2014 at 11 A.M.

Web Site: http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/louisiana.asp

Check out the pictures on the Memorial Page.

 
GOD IS GOOD 

Who: Pastor Joel Nelson

What: Revival

When: July 29 – August 2

Where: Greater St. Peter Baptist Church, New Roads, LA

Why: A New Beginning of Obedience to God and a Spiritual Awakening



"DESTINY IS NOT A MATTER OF CHANCE, IT IS A MATTER OF CHOICE; IT IS NOT A THING TO BE WAITED FOR: IT IS A THING TO BE ACHIEVED."

Congratulations to our recent 2013 Graduates Vandon Joel Galloway(Lawrence North High School) and Giavanna Antoinette Galloway(Indiana University)! We are very proud of your accomplishments. Continue to let God give you guidance and strength.

Congratulations to Samuel Karl Johnson on his recent promotion to Director,Clinical Operations IMI! He has vast clinical experience with intraoperative monitoring after completing audiology education. He also was on the staff at Temple University and Hershey Medical Center. We are so proud of Karl's achievements. Job well done. Keep up the good work.

SANDRA REED 2012 MISSION TRIP TO ZAMBIA AND TANZANIA

REV. JOEL NELSON 2010 MISSION TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA

SANDRA REED 2009 MISSION TRIP TO GHANA AND NIGERIA

2006 GRADUATES:

  • Yomika Yvonne Dillon, Jacksonville State University, Masters Degree
  • Jason M. Browne, Pennslyvania State University, B.S.Mechanical Engineering
  • Jean Elie', University of Wisconsin, M.B.A.

WE ARE SO PROUD OF ERIC AND PATRICK DILLON IN THEIR GRADUATION FROM TALLADEGA COLLEGE SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2003. WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT AND WE ARE SO PROUD OF THEM. GOOD WORK! (click on Yomika website to the bottom left and see pictures)

Tanette Elie' has won The National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award for a series of her business columns. She will be presented the award on July 27. This competition was very competitive. Entries were received from journalists all over the country.

On June 15, Aram spent a day at the State Capitol where he job shadowed one of our State Legislators.
Aram accompanied Representative Austin Badon of New Orleans to his Committee meetings and to House Chamber where he witnessed floor debates and actual voting of bills. He was able to mingle and interact with the Legislators, and was made an honorary member for the day.


AND REMEMBER:
We must make the world a place where love dominates our hearts; nature sets the standard for beauty; simplicity and honesty are the essence of our relationships; kindness guides our actions; and everyone respects one another.

___By Susan Polis Schutz

 
EDWARD NELSON
We praise the Lord for the life that was Edward C. Nelson. Our brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, patriarch, educator, community leader and friend, went home to be with the Lord this morning, March 6, 2010. Please continue to pray for his children, grandchildren, and the entire family -that our Lord would cloak us in His peace and comfort and keep us safe as we travel to New Roads to celebrate, mourn, support, and encourage each other! The psalmist declares in Psalm 116:15 -"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." Uncle Ed, the life that you lived was also precious to Him and to us!



To the Nelson Family,

My heartfelt prayers are with you. Mr. Nelson will live on as we continue to live. The influence he has had on so many lives is remarkable. He has helped change the lives of people he has never met. In high school, he would always call the guys "Mr." and the girls "Miss". At the time I didn't understand why. Later on in life I asked him why he did that and he said he wanted us to feel Important. At graduation, people always turned their tassels, he wouldn't let us turn ours. Again, I didn't understand why. He said that you turn your tassels when you graduate from college. He didn't want us to accept graduating from high school as our ultimate goal But as a step to fulling our hopes and dreams of getting a college degree. His dream for us all. The little things he did to shape our lives, especially mine, I have carried and used throughout life to help students who look like me. Although Mr. Nelson was short in stature, 5 feet nothing, he was a 7 footer to us. Mr Nelson, "THE MAN", will be missed but not forgotten.

With Heartfelt Sympathy, John Williams (Class of '81)




Mr. Nelson was a role model and mentor. Most of the Etienne's were blessed to have had an opportunity to be under his supervision as principal at Labarre Elementary as well as Rosenwald High. He cared deeply about all of his student, wanting only the best for their future. A soft spoken man, he never hesitated to take on the role of a hard task master when required. And children sometimes failed to understand the reasoning behind such sternness. As we grew older and matured, we realized that our parents, teachers and principal were doing their best to prepare us for the real world. Mr. Nelson touched many of our lives and left a positive influence on us. We are very greatful to God for sharing him with us.


All Our Best,
  • Mable Etienne Isaac - Class of 65'
  • Loubertha Etienne Thomas - Class of 66'
  • Marceline Etienne Scott - Class of 66'
  • Mary Etienne Duncan - Class of 68'
  • Idell Etienne Paster - Class of 70'
  • Joseph K. Etienne - Class of 71'
  • Stanly P. Etienne - Class of 72'
  • Jeraline Etienne Brown(deceased) Class of 64'



Mr. Nelson was an inspiration to me and the entire Albert family. He was loved and respected by my parents. He spoke at my father's funeral, and I will never forget his kind words. He was a part of my entire educational life. Mr. Nelson had an influence on my growth from elementary school throughout college. He helped me to have a burning desire for learning. It was a pleasure to know him and to work with him. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were role models for many young people from the New Roads area. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you. God will never leave you alone; lean on Him during your time of sorrow.

Rose Albert-Jackson, New Roads, Louisiana



Gary Wayne Johnson receives his certificate for completng the Foundation Class and the Perfecting Class at his church.


WAYNE & KAREN






Samuel Karl Johnson's LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE



I have always lived my life with a secure knowledge that I'm blessed with divine guidance and protection. When looking at the pictures from my family’s recent accident (see attachment), I can truly testify to this understanding. Thank you all of your prayers doing these trying times with my family. What really hit home was the fact that my family and I are not alone and we are blessed with friends and family who truly love and care for us. There was less than a second that separated life from death. The most high was with us and so were our ancestors. If this played out to be a tragic outcome, the entire family would have been reunited during a very difficult time. That is not how it should be...I have always embraced my mortality and never feared the death of my earthly body. But how sad would it be to leave this earth without having a true bond of family. Make no mistake about it; the African Family in America is destroyed. It is destroyed by our embraced of western ideology and our fearful insecurities. Society ills brings about a life full of insecurities, and the self preservation of man compels him/her to seek selfish aims and misinformed symbolisms that have been fostered by a culture rooted in fear. Living in the past brings regret, while living in the future brings about worry. The only solace to be found on earth is in the present moment, which brings about Love. This life changing experience validated the Truth that I have always lived by--knowingly and unknowingly. Palms 91: He who dwells in the secret place (Temple, Heaven, Present Moment) of the Most High shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty.



To celebrate life, please call a family member or love one who you have not spoken to in some time and just say I love you. Live in the present moment and remind that person that they are the sons and daughters of the Most High. I did not have everyone's email. Please share this with all love ones.

Love,


Karl
 KENDALL'S BAPTISM
Kendall Elie was baptized September 24, 2006, at Village Church of Gurnee

Kendall's Testimony

In all of my 13 years of life, I have gone to church on Sundays and blessed my food when I ate and prayed when I went to sleep at night and thanked God for a new day when I wake up in the morning. I used to think that doing those things made me a Christian. That doesn’t make you a Christian. It is the belief in God and the belief that if you follow him, then you will live an everlasting life in paradise that defines your Christianity.

Many People treat their faith like a fad. They go to Church because their parents tell them to or because everyone else in their life is doing it. They don’t truly believe in God. Jesus is like every one of us, except without any flaws or imperfections. He went and did a kind favor like a generous person would. When someone does a deed and takes the blame for us we owe them. Well, Jesus took the blame and died for every sin that we have done, are doing and will do. That made me believe.

Baptism is a rite of passage for Christians. It is like a degree for our faith. Getting baptized means that you are ready to take your spiritual life to the next level. I feel that I believe and I am ready for God to show me more than what I have seen. I would like Jesus to get rid of my flaws and imperfections. Reading his word has washed away many, but I am still trying to get closer to and more like Jesus myself. I have had many struggles in my life, especially during my adolescent years. I had turned away from God for a short period of my life. I was very lost and hurt. I had learned some of my deepest lessons in life then.

Sometimes God lets you slip away from him for a while. He lets you get what I call spiritual scars. Then you realize that Jesus gives you meaning in your life, and you come back to him. For a while I had slunk down into a deep hole that only God could get me out of. That is when Jesus stepped into my life through people like my parents and Pastor Smith. God put everything in me that I needed to keep moving. Strength and Optimism got me here in this pool of water today. Jesus made the biggest transition for me in the smallest amount of time.

Our lives symbolize a puzzle. As you grow older and move along many of your pieces are put together. But one of them did not come with this puzzle. That piece is your faith. You have to make this piece yourself by believing and following Jesus. This piece will not be finished until you are with the Lord in Heaven. This is why I stand here today: To build another part of that last piece.

 
NELSON FAMILY INVOLVED AND DOING GREAT THINGS!

CONGRATUATIONS TO TINA , WHO IS A COLUMNIST FOR THE MILWAKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. SHE IS THE 2004 FIRST PLACE WINNER FOR THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS. CLICK ON THE LINK(Tina wins NABJ award) under "Nelson Family Getting Involved."

Jackie was working the Senate Chamber that day , and she is shown assisting Senator Diane Bajoie of New Orleans with her laptop. Senator Bajoie is the vice-chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus and the Black Caucus. She also chairs and sits on several Senate Committees; and is considered a "heavy-weight" among the legislators.


Jackie and Senator Bajoie

 

KARL THEATRICAL DEBUT

'A Raisin in the Sun' qualifies as a classic Wednesday, April 24, 2002 BY BARBARA TRAININ BLANK For The Patriot-News During her short life, Lorraine Hansberry won accolades and awards, notably for "A Raisin in the Sun," her landmark play about the black experience in America. Theatre Harrisburg is to be thanked for offering viewers the opportunity to see it. The play's complexity almost takes those unfamiliar with it by surprise. Director Thomas G. Hostetter lets the action and emotions build slowly. The cast, a blend of veteran and new actors, overall assists him well. Samuel K. Johnson , onstage for the first time, does well in the part of Walter's friend and would-be business partner, Bobo.

 

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