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Garland Nelson, Jr.

May 9, 1951 - January 29, 2020

Garland Nelson, Jr. was born May 9, 1951 to Garland Nelson, Sr. and Mrs. Ruby Moore-Nelson in Weimar, TX.

He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his friends and family and was no stranger to lending a helping hand to anyone in need.

Garland attended Texas A&M University in Kingsville, TX on a full track scholarship and obtained a BBA degree in Accounting on December 19, 1975. He began working for the City of Houston on September 2, 1977 and retired after thirty one years of service. In recognition and appreciation of his dedication and loyal service, Mayor Bill White proclaimed September 19, 2008 as Garland Nelson, Jr. Day.

On January 29, 2020, Garland answered God's call to Heaven. He will be reunited with his father, Garland Nelson, Sr; his mother, Mrs. Ruby Moore-Nelson; brother, Marshall Nelson; and sister, Sandra Ashton - all whom proceeded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter: Nickitta McDonald (Bryan) of Fort Worth; six sisters: Margaret Amos and Hazel Yates both of Fort Worth, TX, Brenda Bennett of San Antonio, TX, Sharon Nelson and Barbara Nelson both of Houston, TX and Jeno Hargrove (Leo) of Columbus, TX; one brother: Winston Nelson (Keisha) of Ardmore, OK; step-son: James Parker, Sr.; a very special granddaughter: Jalisa Christian of Houston, TX and grandson: James Parker, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM at First Church of the Nazarene, 711 Fannin St., Columbus, TX with Pastor Michael Thompson officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Henneke Funeral Home, 1515 Montezuma St., Columbus, TX. Burial will follow in Shaws Bend Cemetery in Shaws Bend, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers are Shannon A. Thompson, Shannon R. Thompson, Greg Clark, Jr., Landau Martinez, David Edwards and Bernard Ealy. Honorary pallbearers are Rev. Brian Amos, Robert Carter, David Morgan, Delvon Morgan, Darnell Nelson, Winston Nelson, Mark Williams, Jr., Leo Hargrove, Jr., Robert E. Hargrove, Jerry Hargrove, Bryan McDonald, Raymond Dillard, John Thompson, Justin Thompson, Greg Clark, Sr. and Wayne Vincent.

Memorials may be made to your charity of choice.


Garland Nelson, Jr.
May 9, 1951 - January 29, 2020



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