Ms. Mary Rosa Lee Johnson-Nelson photo

Ms. Mary Rosa Lee Johnson-Nelson, of Kingsland, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Baptist Medical in Jacksonville surrounded by her family.

Ms. Nelson was born May 15, 1925 in Sanderson to the late Ernest and Leafie Mann Bryant.

Rosa Lee Nelson, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother went to her rest after 93 well lived years on this Earth. She loved puppies and babies and big pots of stew. She could eat more crab legs than three grown men and had more shoes than Belk’s. She was the heart and soul of a giant extended family and the life of the party at any gathering. We will always miss her thoughtful cards, Facebook participation, hilarious voicemails and unusual Christmas gifts. She was a strong, adaptable woman who kept up with the times, loved the Lord and has left a lasting legacy in her children and their families.

Ms. Nelson is survived by her daughter, Janice Campbell, of Kingsland; her sons, Dan (Michelle) Johnson, of Mooresville, NC, Donald (Lynn) Johnson, of Kennebuckport, ME, and Cliff (Kathy) Johnson, of Galveston, TX; her grandchildren, Scott (Martha) Johnson, Bryan (Barbara) Johnson, Tracey (Karl) Johnson, Angela Dycus, Jaimee Garcia, Justin (Sadie Nazworth) Campbell, Jana Johnson, Lena (Bryan) TenBroek, Kara (Jeff) Pardue, Sandi (Doug) Anania, and Jacob Johnson; her 18 great-grandchildren; her three great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Katie Parsons, of Jacksonville; and her brothers, Leroy Bryant and Franklin Bryant, both of Sanderson.

Besides her parents, Ms. Nelson joins her first husband, Clifford Cecil Johnson; her husband, Roy Clarence Nelson; her son, Wayne Johnson; and grandson, Joey Campbell in Heaven.

A visitation for Ms. Nelson will be from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home. Interment at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland will immediately follow.  Pallbearers will be Ms. Nelson’s sons, Dan, Donald, and Cliff and her grandsons, Bryan and Scott.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Ms. Nelson’s name to the Humane Society of Camden County at https://humanecamden.org/donate/ or by mail to PO Box 1270 Kingsland, Ga. 31548 or to Heartland Hospice  at 664 Scranton Road # 103 Brunswick, GA 31520.

Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland is entrusted with Ms. Nelson’s arrangements. 

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