Marella Sue Harrington Nelson

October 03, 1951, December 29, 2018

Marella Nelson

Marella Sue Harrington Nelson, 67, of Nederland, died Saturday, December 29, 2018. She was born October 3, 1951, in Crowley, Louisiana, to Violet Hargraves Harrington and Ivey Harrington.

Marella Nelson, or Mom and Maw Maw as she preferred to be called devoted her entire life to her children, their children, and theirs. Her life will continue to influence ours for years to come.

Mom was never one to enjoy the conflicts of life however, when asked she had opinions, black and white. One to always speak her mind, knowing exactly what she wanted. Nothing ever questioned until Heaven called her home. You see we all knew who her favorite child was and will not soon forget. We remember her love of music and dancing. She loved to clean and take care of us, and just be around. Her loves were diverse, all of which we knew, the grave mistake it would be to touch her purse.

Very rarely did Mom pass up the opportunity to escape to the casino or night spot with her favorite of friends and most importantly her beloved husband. Their relationship was different and very unique. The sort of thing you don't often see.

It's been four years now Pop has been gone, but know this, he has not rested until Mom was being called home. You see, that's what she wanted we now understand. We have all done our best to honor her memory and wishes. But the unanswered questions were for us to make. To be together, love and depend on each other in Mom's sake.

The truth is when the Heaven's did part, she heard a loud voice say, "It's about time woman", to her response she did say, " You shouldn't have left so darn early anyway". O how we dream to see that embrace. Rather at a honkey tonk door or Heaven's pearly gates.

So, we have done our very best to make Momma proud and give her a beautiful send away this we have vowed. She did not care, because she is at home in peace wrapped in the strong arms of Pop. Her spirit renewed and soul protected once again, his safekeeping of her we know did not end. So, fly high Mom and Dad we will make you proud. We will live the lessons you've taught us. Not forgetting to enjoy life, taking care of one another, and passing on your memories the rest of our lives. We promise to stay strong and crazy, and love with our whole hearts. We'll keep it fun and interesting passing along Mom's Cajun traditions and crazy superstitions.

Finally, we would like to thank all of mom’s caregivers, especially her dear friend, for taking care of her all the way to the end.

Survivors include her children, Chris Nelson, of Nederland; Troy and Stacy Baker, of Nederland; Miranda and Gustavo Vazquez, of Nederland; and Coy and Hannah Nelson, of Groves; grandchildren, Brittney and Chris Nelson Jr.; Blayse, Darian, and Zachary Baker; Madalyn, Katherine, and Jasmine Vazquez; and Bella, Jeffrey, Leland, and Bryntlee Nelson; six great-grandchildren; three brothers; and four sisters.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Leland Nelson; and a sister.

A gathering of Mrs. Nelson’s family and friend will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one’s choice.

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, January 05, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, January 05, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (2)

  • Mary

    02 January 2019 at 02:48 | #

    A dear friend will be missed


  • NL

    01 January 2019 at 18:59 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


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