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Stella Kay Harvey Nelson, 41, of Jumping Branch, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a short illness.
Born January 26, 1976 in Pasadena, Texas, she was the daughter of Sharon Lynn Bennett Harvey of Hilldale and the late Jack Edward Harvey.
Stella was a 1994 graduate of Hinton High School and was a graduate of the Summers County School for Licensed Practical Nurses. Her nursing career consisted of employment at Beckley A.R.H. Hospital as case manager, Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Hilldale and currently at Main Street Care in Hinton.
Stella was committed to the love and wellbeing of patients and residents of long term care and that was evident in their love returned to her. Stella's love for her family was unconditional. She especially enjoyed supporting her children in their sports endeavors, coaching volleyball at Summers County High School and supporting the Summers County Lady Bobcats as well as all Bobcat sports. She also loved camping and fishing and was an accomplished cook. Stella was a lady of faith and a member of Beech Run Baptist Church in Hinton and she was also a U.S. Air Force veteran. Stella will be remembered most for her faith, her love for family and friends, her strong spirit, and for her determination to never give up.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her devoted husband, Danny Ray Nelson. Two daughters, Morgan Cheyenne Miller and Peyton Leigh Matheney and a son, Tristan Ray Nelson, all at home. Her mother, Sharon Lynn Bennett Harvey of Hinton. Two brothers, Robert Mike Harvey & wife Terri of Ansted and Jack Harvey & wife Tammy of Talcott. Nieces, Mary Beth Keys, Savannah Harvey and Ivy Nelson. Nephew, Levi Harvey. Mother-in-law, Sherry Scurlock & husband Jay of MacArthur. Father-in-law, Carl Ray Nelson of Charlotte, NC. Brother-in-law, Brandon Nelson of Charlotte, NC. Grandmother-in-law, Joan Mullins of Pax. Several cousins also survive.
A celebration of Stella's life will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Sonny Angell officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.pivontfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.
Published on December 20, 2017
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