MERIDEN - Mary Helen Nelson, 61, of 581 Crown St., died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 at MidState Medical Center. Born in Athens, TN on Feb. 19, 1945, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Junie Lee Simpson Morgan. For several years she was employed as a machinist at Stanley Works in Wallingford. She was a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Marquita Nelson, Carla Nelson, Crystal Nelson and Alicia Harding Johnson, all of Meriden; three sons, James C. Jamiel Nelson, Jr., John M. Nelson and Jason J. Nelson, Sr. and his wife, Lisa, all of Meriden; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and special friends. She is also survived by her former husband, James C. Nelson, Sr. The funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden. The Rev. Willie J. Young will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Monday from 9 to 11 a.m at the church prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. If desired, contributions in Mary's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450. To send a condolence, please see obituary @www.beecherandbennett.com

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  1. Dear Jason, I am so sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a very kind and supportive parent that always welcomed me into her home when I would visit back in the day. Remembering the good times will get you through. Once again sorry for your loss. Ricardo Maldonado and Family

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I would just like to say that I consider myself privileged to have known Nyna for almost my whole life. She’s never treated me any different than anyone in her family, and she will always be missed by me as she will by many others. I’m just happy to say that I knew Nyna and loved her. My condolences to the Nelson family. Love always, Jade

  3. I SEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. MARY HELEN WAS ONE OF MY TRUE FRIENDS WHOM IM SO GLAD TO HAVE KNOWN. SHE WAS THERE FOR ME WHEN I NEEDED A FRIEND. TO HER CHILDREN I LEAVE THESE WORDS. DEATH LEAVES A HEARTACHE NO ONE CAN HEAL. LOVE LEAVES A MEMORY NO ONE CAN STEAL. REMEMBER YOUR MOM WITH A SMILE, AS I WILL. JUDITH BEISEL

  4. LIFE…so fragile. LOSS… so sudden. HEART…so broken. In the wake of such a loss, we’re haunted by things we don’t, and may never understand. Yet the solace we seek may not come from answers. So we look for comfort in the belief of love’s everlasting connection. May that love lift you, hold you close, and give you peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Memories are like stars in the dark night of sorrow. May time soften the pain until all that remains is the beauty of the memories… and the love, always the love.

  6. MOM I REALLY MISS YOU ITS BEEN 7 MONTHS ALREADY IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY WHEN WE WAS TALKING I SOMETIMES THINK OF YOU AND TEAR UP BUT I NO FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART YOU ARE IN BETTER PLACE AND I NO ONE DAY I WILL JOIN YOU EVERYBODY MISS YOU MY WIFE YOUR CHILDREN GRAND CHILDREN GREAT GRAND CHILDREN FAMILY FRIENDS WE ALL MISS YOU SO DEARLY PLEASE WATCH OVER ME LOVE ALWAYS YOUR SON JAMES

  7. MOM ITS BEEN 3 YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT US AND OUT OF THEM 3 YEARS IT SEEMS LIKE EVER I DEARLY MISS YOU AND I MISS LAUGHING WITH YOU I WISH I COULD JUST HAVE 1 MINUTE WITH YOU BUT I NO YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE AND ONE THING ELSE WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT I REMEMBER YOU TOLD ME YOU WOULD NEVER SEE A BLACK PRESIDENT BUT YOU ARE SEEING HIM NOW BECAUSE YOU MADE ME WITH THE HELP OF GOD AND DAD SO MY EYES ARE YOUR EYES I REALLY MISS YOU LOVE ALWAYS YOUR SON JIMMY

  8. mother mary your such a beautiful angel I miss you and I lost my mom also GOD has took two angels home I love you always clarence

  9. My deepest condolences to The Nelson Family! Mary Helen (Nyna) to family and extended family would call her, a very specail Mom, Grandmother and friend to all those who had the pleasure to know her. Mary Helen had this special presence about her, She knew axactly what was going on just by looking at you. She would sense that something was off, she’d say how you doing? And if you said .all good. and it wasn’t, she’d let you know that it wasn’t the truth! Mary Helen had this way of making you feel like family. You could always sit and talk with her about anything under the sun, the feed back given may not have been what you wanted to hear, but she shared it none the less! Nyna alway kept her family tight! Mary Helen always had special love for those who are close to her children. She would make us truely feel like part of the family, like one of her own! If she had to put us in our place, she had no problem doing so. It was all geniune love she had to share with us! What I’ll miss the most about Nyna is her conversation and my giving her those massages she loved so much!!! with all our love, Iris, Rachel and Alexsa Torres

  10. Nelson Family, We miss her now, our hearts are sore. As time goes by, we miss her more. Her loving smile, her gentle face. No one can fill her vacant place! To My Extended Family, it’s so hard to think that a year has passed. Our thoughts are with you! Nyna,we miss you much…. Love & Frienship always, Iris, Rachel & Alexsa

  11. Quita.Carla and the rest of the Nelson Family.. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was a wonderfully beautiful and fun…She will always be in everyones heart that she touch… With Love Filiberto aka Junior XOXOXO

  12. To Nyna, I am so so blessed to have known and be a part of your family.Eric and Erionne adored you.We will all miss you but we know we will see you again.

  13. To Nyna, I am so so blessed to have known and be a part of your family.Eric and Erionne adored you.We will all miss you but we know we will see you again.

  14. To Nyna, I am so so blessed to have known and be a part of your family.Eric and Erionne adored you.We will all miss you but we know we will see you again.

  15. To Nyna, I am so so blessed to have known and be a part of your family.Eric and Erionne adored you.We will all miss you but we know we will see you again.

  16. to the nelson family my heart goes out to all for the lost of your mother.my thoughs and prayers are with all at this of sorrow

  17. To The Nelson Family,A wondorus of mourning is flooding your heart’s,giving assurance that will not depart.Your Savior’s are living and reigning above;Life will have rich meaning because of God’s love.May God Bless the whole family in this time of mourning.

  18. To the Nelson family. Our condolences for the loss of your mother and friend. Mary will be truely missed by all who knew her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy. Marvin & Pat Marrow

  19. To the Nelson family: I can’t tell you how very sad i am right now to learn of your mother and a friends passing.I found out just this pass Sat. when i rode to meriden with my brother and i asked his friend if he knew any of your family and he told me.I know this is a great loss for all of you,i remember the times that i would come over and Mary took such great pride in having her kids and grands around,it was wild but i could sense that she loved it. Jimmy tell your brothers& sisters i fell your pain because i to lost my mom recently,when you lose mom a big piece of your heart goe’s in the grave with her. All the doctrine about Jesus Christ and what is in store for us doesn’t take away the pain, but it gives us the reasurance that one day we will beyound a shadow of a doubt see them again.Please get in touch.Your friend as always:Vickie

  20. You were a precious gift from God above, so much beauty, grace and love. You touched our hearts in so many ways, your smile so bright even on the bad days. You heard God’s whisper calling you home, you didn’t want to go and leave us alone. You loved us so much, you held on tight, till all the stregnth was gone and you could no longer fight. He had called your name twice before, you knew you couldn’t make him wait anymore. So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away, knowing that with our love we will be together again some day. love always your son

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