Bonnie Sue Layton Nelson

Published 11:05 am Thursday, June 12, 2014

LAKE PROVIDENCE – Bonnie Sue Layton Nelson died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at St. Joseph Assisted Living Center in Monroe.  She was born in Mendenhall on May 17, 1930, and was a longtime resident of Lake Providence, where she was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She graduated from Lake Providence High School and Northeast Louisiana Junior College with a degree in accounting.

Bonnie Sue Layton Nelson

Bonnie Sue Layton Nelson

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Brown F. Nelson, and her parents, James W. and Gola Lee Layton.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bill Kelley of Monroe, Nancy and Steve Coots of Longview, Texas, and Grace and Jim Baxter of Vicksburg; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Tammy Nelson of Benton, La., Jim and Gaynell Nelson of Prairieville, La., and Don and Barbara Nelson of Vicksburg; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae and John Walker, and June and Guy Robinson, all of Bastrop, La., and Lorraine and Charles Wise of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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A Requiem Mass for Bonnie Sue Layton Nelson, 84, of Lake Providence, La. will be noon Friday, June 13, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lake Providence, La.  Father Mark Watson will officiate, and Deacon Richard Nelson, her nephew, will deliver the Homily.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service in Barter Hall at the church. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Monroe, La.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brown Kelley, Jon Kelley, Tate Walker, and Jared Walker; and great-grandsons, Blake Johnson and Lane Lewis.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Lake Providence, or a favorite charity.

Special thanks to the staffs of St. Joseph Assisted Living and First Choice Hospice for the kindness, care, and support they provided our mother and our family.

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