Obituary: Martha Lee Nelson


Martha Lee Nelson, 67, of Holly Pond passed away Nov. 10, 2020. She was born Sept.15, 1953 to R.B. and Cora Lee Hardin Clem.

Martha enjoyed the beauty of the birds, and she enjoyed watching them as they busied themselves in her yard. Martha also loved a good yard sale and the treasures that could be found hidden among the odds and ends.

Martha was a loving wife to her husband, Wendell, for over 45 years. She was an adoring momma to their children, Khristi and Cody. When Khristi and Cody’s children came along, Martha became a grandmother, and she adored those babies as well. Martha was also a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a sister-in-law, and a friend to so many. Many hearts are broken by the unexpected loss of this sweet lady. Her memory will be treasured by many for years to come.

Martha is preceded in death by an infant son, Collin Ross Nelson, and her father R.B. Clem.

Survivors include her husband Wendell Nelson; son Cody Nelson (Arley); daughter Khristi Nelson; grandchildren Shalyn Nelson (Tailor Deason), Ross Nelson, Dailynne Nelson, and Declan Nelson; mother Cora Lee Clem; brother Donnie Clem (Teeny); brother-in-law Mike Nelson (Charlotte), Tim Nelson (Stephanie), and Mark Nelson (Angel); sister-in-law Kelly Edwards; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Graveside services for Martha are 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 in Holly Pond Cemetery, where Martha will be laid to rest alongside her son, Collin.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Nelson family.