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Doris C. Nelson

October 16, 1924 December 19, 2017
Doris C. Nelson
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Doris C. Nelson, age 93, passed away on Tuesday December 19, 2017 with complications from pneumonia. Mrs. Nelson was a pioneer in the field of early childhood education and past president of the Georgia Preschool Association. She worked tirelessly with the Georgia Governor’s Council in the early 70’s to promote public kindergarten. Having directed the Clairmont Hills preschool program for over 25 years, she nurtured many of the adults in the Atlanta community today. After retirement from teaching, she became an avid traveler. As a child in rural Georgia, she read the Pearl Buck books about China and never thought that she would be able to go there. In her 80’s she fulfilled the dream to travel to China and walk the Great Wall with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Henry V. Nelson, Sr. and their two children, Henry V. Nelson, Jr. and Diane N. Quinn, their spouses, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-children.

In addition to her parents, Clayton William Churchill and Martha Lucille Brooks Churchill, and her brother, Doris was preceded in death by her son, William David Nelson

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on January 6, 2018, at KingsBridge Retirement Center, 3055 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30329. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made towards research to find a cure for macular degeneration.

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2:00 PM 1/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Kingsbridge Retirement Community Pavillion

3055 Briarcliff Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329

Kingsbridge Retirement Community Pavillion
3055 Briarcliff Road, N.E. Atlanta 30329 GA

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