Obituary of Carolyn J. Nelson
Carolyn Nelson was born in Sumter, South Carolina on December 14, 1940 to Louise Rouse Eagan, where she attended Middle School and High School. Carolyn married James Nelson and ventured eventually ventured her way to New York City. She found herself residing in Bronx, New York with her six children. There she worked as a superintendent in the residence where she lived. After surviving a devastating building fire, Carolyn and her children wound up in a fantastic apartment, in a great neighborhood and the Upper West Side for the next thirty plus years. She became an integral part of the community, building great relationships with the people and business owners in that community. Everyone knew Mrs. Nelson and her children. She went on to work for the very kind and loving family of George and Ellen Needham as their Nanny/Household Technician, a term she proudly used, for over 25 years.
Carolyn enjoyed her walks down Broadway, shopping and getting her exercise. Her favorite pastimes were her devotion to her church, her love of gospel music, and her all time favorite R&B singer Al Green. She was an avid reader of mysteries and thrillers. She was the epitome of selflessness and was extremely devoted and dedicated to her family, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. Always giving of herself to help others, even until her death.
Carolyn Nelson is survived by a brother and sister, Loretta Timmons and Clifford Eagan, children – Darryle Rouse, James Nelson, Yolanda Nelson, Jacob Nelson, Shawn Nelson and Richard Nelson, grandchildren – Kia Rouse, Shanika (Muff) Hughes, Cory Nelson, Courtney Nelson, Anthony Nelson, Kayla Santos, Shakira Rouse, Desiree Rouse, Mariah Rouse and greatgrandchildren – Andre Graham, Jer'miah (Keto) Nelson, Xavion (Paco) Nelson, Layla Veal and unborn Pepe, whom she knick-named and a host of cousins and other relatives, and of course, her very close bond with Lydia Lindesay.
She will be sorely missed by all.