Jessica Nelson

Obituary of Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson, 83, of Dermott died Monday, May 7, 2018 at her home in Dermott. Jessica was born March 15, 1935 in Natchez, MS to the late Willie and Sophia Fleming. She was the wife of Sylvis Franklin Nelson. She was a registered nurse for Franciscan Hospital in Rock Island, IL before retiring with her husband to the Dermott area. She went back to work for McGehee Hospital where she herself retired. Jessica was very active in her church, St Paul Baptist Church as a Sunday school teacher and working with the youth group. She organized health drives and computer labs for the community as well.


She is predeceased by her parents and one son, Sylvis Michael Nelson.


She is survived by her husband, Sylvis Franklin Nelson, daughter, Alice Marie Clark, son Stevan Lomas, and daughter Tamara Mariner, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, and family and friends.


The funeral will be held Saturday, May 12, 11am at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dermott, AR. Repass will be held immediately following at St. Paul Baptist Church in Dermott. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you commit an act of kindness for someone in need or donate to a local charity of your choice to help someone in need.  

 Arrangements are by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.