Vick J. Nelson

August 24, 1960 - June 4, 2021

Vick Jeffery Nelson, age 60, joined his Savior on Friday, June 4, 2021. He was born on August 24, 1960, in Beaumont, to Joyce Vick Nelson and Jerry Nelson, Sr.

Vick grew up in South Park and graduated from South Park High School in 1978. He attended Harding University in Arkansas and Lamar University in Beaumont. During his time at Lamar, he met and fell in love with Katha Corley of Spring, Texas. The two married on December 3, 1983. During this time, he worked for his brother and father at Nelson Supply. In 1988, Vick founded Maverick Valve and Fittings, Inc as an engineering and pipe and valve supply company. As the scope of the business grew under his leadership and service, the name was changed to Maverick International, Ltd. to reflect that growth. His brother, Jerry, joined him in 1990, and the two worked alongside one another until Vick’s retirement in 2014. Vick served on the board of Beaumont Christian Schools/Christian Heritage Academy from 1993 to its closure in 2000. In the fall of 2000, Vick began his non-profit Stones Crying Out. Through this ministry, Vick furthered his true purpose of blessing others.

Vick took great joy in: his wife, children, son-in-law, and grandchildren, Christmas, long baths, the beach, cats, coffee with a lot of cream, giving abundantly to people, cats, Disneyland, reading the Wallstreet Journal,, cats, every genre of music except for rap, the Houston Astros, cats, worshipping the Lord to music, and the beautiful city of Beaumont. But, honestly, he loved his family and cats.

Vick is survived by, his wife of 37 years, Katha Nelson; daughter, Maggie Neal and her husband, David; daughter, Emma Nelson; and son, Elijah Nelson; grandchildren, Journey, Lucy, and August Neal; mother, Joyce Nelson; father, Jerry Nelson, Sr.; mother-in-law, Katherine McGrew; brother, Jerry Nelson, Jr. (Beverly and their children, Candace and Bubba); sister, Sylvia Andel (Vince and their sons, Noah and Eli); and many loving great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins (who were really his friends), and friends (who were really his family).

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Ocie May Vick; his sister-in-law, Paula Corley; and his dear friend, Bob Buford.

Vick honored his Father, loved his Jesus, and pursued his Holy Spirit.

A gathering of Mr. Nelson’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Stones Crying Out Ministries, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, at Stones Crying Out Ministries, 8001 Voth Road, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Vick’s non-profit ministry: Stones Crying Out, 8001 Old Voth Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708.

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Haven of Rest Cemetery - Beaumont

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  • hwy 90 west at greenpond road beaumont texas 77713

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 8001 Voth Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708
  • 06/11/2021
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 8001 Voth Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708
  • 06/10/2021
  • 9:08 am

Comments (1)

    Judy McMullen says:

    Remembering our days at Grace Co-op! Vick’s sense of humor, his generosity and with Katha’s passionate heart, what a team! Both very inspirational to all of us. My condolences to the Nelson family- Judy McMullen

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Carole Garner

What a Christian example he has been to our church and community. Praying for family who is so special to us. God bless, Tom and Carole Garner, Lumberton church of Christ.

Dale McDaniel

I only knew Vick a short time. But I quickly noticed how he loved and honored Katha's family. Rest in peace, Vick.

Jennifer Smith Taylor

Katha, my heart breaks for you and your children. There are no words. I am praying for strength and peace for you all during this sad sad time. I have nothing but fun memories with Vick. He made us laugh and was usually up to something mischievous in High School days. I will cherish those times.

Marsha Mitchell

Such a sweet and generous man! Katha, Maggie, David, Lucy, Journey, Emma and Elijah praying for your family. We love you! The Mitchells

Sina & Soheila Nejad

And now God has called one of his best home to the Heavens. Vic was a kind, honest, gentle and by all definition the best friend anyone could have. We pray that God will give Katha and the kids the strength and patience to deal with the loss of our friend Vic. Sina, Soheila, Amir & Layla Nejad

Joanne Lewis

My deepest condolences to all of the Nelson family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for God’s peace and comfort to envelop you all during this time. Please know that I love you all so very much. Love and hugs, Miss Joanne

Lee Burk

So sorry to hear this news. My prayers for the family. Although I haven’t seen Vick in several years, I have wonderful memories of him, Katha, Beth and the whole family, that I will cherish forever.

Stanley & Jodie Nobles

There was no finer man. He will be missed.

Barbara Davis

Prayers for the family

Cindy Lively

We loved Vick and what a great generous Christian man he was. Prayers for all the family!, we love you all. The Lively family

Laurie Henderson

Vick was such a kind and generous man and I am so sorry for your loss.. Mark always spoke so fondly of his childhood years of growing up with Vick.

Johnny & Sharon Passmore

We are so deeply sudden to here about Vick. Love & prayers to the Nelson family. We love you Vick. Johnny & Sharon Passmore

Mitchell McLeod

There are no words to describe this man. He was truly a good, loving, generous, Godly man. When Vic said he would pray for you, he truly did. I know he prayed for me and my family so many times. He blessed my girls and I so many times. I pray we will be able to help Katha and his family in some way. Vic totally adored his family. Vic loved everyone. He was kindest gentlest soul I have ever known. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. Love. Mitch, Maggie, and Mollie McLeod

mary ann shumaker

we are so sorry to hear of Vic's passing may he rest in peace. My Gatha, and tthere children and grandchildren find peace in knowing he is resting in Jesus mighty arms.

Kyle & Ann Kahla

So sorry to hear of Vick's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Chris Smith

I have had the pleasure of knowing Vic for most of my life. He was such an example of how life is supposed to be lived and always led his life by example. Praying for the entire family during these difficult times.

Carla Reichert

Vick has been a blessing to so many people, including my family. My heart breaks for you, Katha, Maggie, Emma, Elijah, and all of your family. You will be in my prayers.

Donna Hoffman Danielson

Katha and family, My heart is saddened to hear this news. May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, as the Word promises. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, friend, and hero much too soon. My prayers will continue for you. Much love and sympathy, Donna Hoffman Danielson

Karen King

Our heartfelt condolences to the Nelson Family on the loss of Vick.