Minnie Pearl Nelson entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of 79, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
Minnie was born on February 10, 1941 in Fork, South Carolina. The daughter of the late Cornelius and Lena Mae (Smith) McFarland. She attended school in Fork, South Carolina and graduated from Lake View High School. At an early age she met and married Arthur Mack Nelson and to this union was blessed with six children.
She later moved to Brooklyn, New York and was employed as a Domestic Worker for a family for several years. At an early age she confessed her life to Christ and became a member of First Corinthian Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. Later on, she joined her new church home All People’s Church of Apostolic Faith in Brooklyn, New York and served as a Missionary, Trustee and Pastor’s Aide. She was a willing, devoted and dedicated worker who helped out with the church Food Pantry. She was always there to help when needed.
Minnie was faithful to her family, friends and church members. She loved to host family gatherings and loved to cook. Some of her famous dishes were macaroni and cheese, macaroni salad, sweet potato pie and banana pudding along with many others.
For many years she was a Block Association Member of Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, New York where she was known for giving bus rides, having cook outs and opening her doors to family, friends and the community. Minnie loved travelling back home to her birth place, South Carolina to visit family and friends. She enjoyed attending family reunions in the summer.
Minnie was a loving person who enjoyed singing, watching soap operas and playing cards. She also loved watching Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with her sons and was a fan of the NY Mets and NY Yankees baseball team.
Minnie is preceded in death by husband Arthur Mack Nelson; children Joyce Nelson, Luella Nelson, Debra Nelson; siblings Cora McDuffie, Jimmy McFarland, Roosevelt McFarland; son-in-law Joseph Boyd.
She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories to her family.
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