Robert Stephen Nelson Sr.

May 26, 1956 - January 31, 2013

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  A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating.  Interment will be private.


  The family will receive friends on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel.

Robert Stephen Nelson, Sr. "Nelson" 56 of Avenue, MD passed away peacefully on January 31, 2013 in St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born May 26, 1956 in Leonardtown, MD, he is the son of Mary C. Nelson and the late James Vernon Nelson. He was preceded in death by his brother James Phillip Nelson.

Nelson is survived by his beloved wife of 4 months Joyce Nelson of Avenue, MD, his children: James P. Nelson (Melanie) of Hollywood, MD, Robert S. Nelson (Shannon) of Avenue, MD,  mother in law Brenda Wathen, 4 step-children: Joanne Morgan (Nick) of Lexington Park, MD, Heather Murphy, Joseph Murphy IV, and Ashley Wood all of Avenue, MD, 5 grandchildren: Andrew, Justin and Tyler Nelson of Hollywood, MD, Alex Hodges and Lilly Nelson of Avenue, MD, 2 step-grandchildren: Noah Hammett of Avenue, MD and Hope Morgan of Middlesex, VA, siblings: Phyllis Wagner (Harold) of Nebraska and Pat Nelson (Maryann) of Florida.

Nelson was a lifetime Waterman, an occupation that he enjoyed doing.

Guestbook Signatures and Condolences

"Our sincerest sympathy to all of Steve's family and friends. We will remember all of you in our thoughts and prayers. "
- Mike and Millie and Ross Huseman
- Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Sorry to hear about Nelson, but he is in a better place now with out pain. He will always be looking down on all of you and he will be missed."
- June,andy,kyle Burroughs
- Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013

"My condolences to the family.Steve was a good friend and coworker.We had alot of good times together.I know he is in a better place,but he will still be missed.My prayers and thougts will be for Steve and family.God bless. "
- John Hewitt
- Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013

"Aunt Catherine JP Stevie Joyce and Family, my prayers are with you all. He was always Stevie,no matter what. Always found time for everyone, with a kind word and a joke... He was a trooper.. He will be missed terribly..."
- Sharon Lee Ryce Reeves (Cousin)
- Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013

"Joyce,JP. and Stevie, Steve will be missed by many because he had a special feel for people and those of us who became his friends will still look for him as we continue on with our lives because he always would speak and stop for a conversation. Steve had his ways but rudeness was not one of them. His heart was sometimes too big. God bless Steve and those whom he leaves behind with broken hearts and sadness. May he rest in peace. Snooky"
- Mary Jane Bowles
- Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013

"J.P &Stevie, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing thought's and prayer's to you both."
- Gwen&Danny Murphy
- Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013

"r.i.p Robert my thought and prayers go out to the Nelson family "
- bubba _terri lathroum
- Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013

"Dear Aunt Catherine, Phyllis, Pat and Stevie's family: He put up a good fight. Now he is with Our Lord, Bub and Uncle Skeets. No more pain.God be with you during this difficult time."
- Linda Cross
- Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013

"Justin and Tyler, I am so sorry to learn of your Grandfather's passing. It is so hard to say goodbye. Everyday won't be as sad as today. I will see you at school soon. Nurse Page"
- Sharon Page
- Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013

"JP and Stevie,and Family Our sincerest condolences to you at this sadden time! He lived life his way and enjoyed it to the fullest. I always enjoyed being around him and have some fond memories as well! He will be missed and may his memories live forever in your hearts! May he rest in peace."
- Happy and Mary Wathen
- Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013