Frances Charles Humphreys Nelson

Published 6:59 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Frances Charles Humphreys Nelson died on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Nov. 22, 1923, in Claiborne County. Frances Charles was a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. She received a masters degree in counseling from Mississippi College. She served as a teacher and guidance counselor for the Claiborne County school system for many years and then at Chamberlain-Hunt Academy. She was a lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church serving as lay reader for over 25 years. She also served as a Sunday school teacher, president of the Episcopal Church Women, and she was a member of Episcopal Cursillo.

She was a past member and officer of the Pathfinder Chapter of the DAR, a member of First Families of Mississippi, and of the Debutante Club of Mississippi.

She also served with Christian Volunteer Services in Port Gibson for over 20 years where she was involved with their Meals on Wheels Program and prison ministry.

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Funeral services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 12 p.m. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde L. Nelson, Jr. and Percy M. McCaa; her son, Nelson R. McCaa; and her sister, Nancy H. Frazier.

She is survived by her children, Percy M. McCaa, Jr. (Brenda), Cissy McCaa LaRoche  (Denis), Ruthie McCaa Bicker (Randy), Charles H. McCaa (Melissa), Katy McCaa Campbell (Joe), Clare Nelson Burnett (Robert), Clyde Nelson Bean; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; her sister, Calley E. Jones, and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all her personal caregivers over the past 10 years and Encompass Home Health and Hospice.

Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 309 Jackson Street, Port Gibson, MS. 39150.