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Mark Nelson


Posted: October 31, 2013 1:58 p.m.
Updated: November 1, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mark Edward Nelson 46, of Elgin, SC will be held Friday, November 1st at 4:00 PM at Hillcrest Baptist Church Elgin, SC. Reverend Kenneth Jackson and Chaplin Brett DeYoung will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff – Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Nelson’s memory to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, 10109 East 79th StreetTulsa, Oklahoma.

Mr. Nelson was the son the late Norma Rose Nelson and Robert Franklin Nelson. He was born in Sanford, NC. He was the owner of the Granite Earth and was a subcontractor with Real Value, INC. He was exceptional at making homes beautiful thru his talent of granite installation. He had a great love of music, and was an exceptional guitarist and fisherman. He adored his family and friends through his compassionate heart, and helped anyone who ever needed help. His son Mark lovingly nicknamed "Mini Me", was the light and love of his life, and was his greatest joy.

Mark is survived by his son, Mark Gary Nelson of Elgin, sisters, Karen Helena Nelson of Columbia, SC,, Leslie Nelson Rietveld ( Michael) of Elgin; brothers, Robert Franklin Nelson, Jr. of Elgin and Carl Ernest Nelson of Lugoff, numerous nephews and nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and numerous friends. Also, with honorable mention, his great friend and mother of his son, Melissa Nienow Whitmire and the family of Syed Ahmed.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel is assisting the family.

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