Obituary of Lucille Nelson
Lucille S. Nelson (nee Stratman), 99, of Woodbury Heights, NJ passed away on March 5, 2018.
A loving and nurturing lady, Lucille was devoted to her family. She was compassionate and dedicated. Music was her passion and she shared her love for music with her family and church. Lucille and her late husband, Ernie, were very adventurous and traveled extensively in their retirement years.
Born in Cincinatti, OH, Lucille was a registered nurse in the United States Army during the end of World War II and was also a registered nurse at Underwood Hospital for over twenty years. Lucille was a resident of Woodbury Heights since 1960 and a very active parishioner of St. Margaret's Church of Infant Jesus Parish. Lucille was instrumental in the start of the music program at the church, sang in the choir and played the piano. Lucille taught herself to play an organ when the Masses were held in the hall prior to St. Margaret’s RC Church ever being built. The new Church organ was dedicated to Lucille in 2005 and she officially retired from playing the organ in 2007.
She is the beloved Wife of the late Earnest "Ernie" Nelson; devoted mother of June K. (Don Arms) Nelson, Carole M. (the late, Robert) Dilkes, Elaine M. Nelson and the late Roy Joseph Nelson; Dear sister of Anthony Stratman and the late Betty Roach and Werner, Bill, Jack and Clem Stratman. Lucille is survived by many dear and loving friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Lucille's visitation on Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:00 - 10:45 AM at Infant Jesus Parish at St. Margaret's RC Church, Third and Beech Streets, Woodbury Heights, NJ where the Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 AM. Inurnment will follow at New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lucille’s name to Infant Jesus Parish at St. Margaret RC Church, 334 Beech Avenue, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 or to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at www.nami.org or call (888)-999-NAMI.
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