Gloria Smalls Nelson, was born in Ridgeville, SC on July 5, 1954, the daughter of Elizabeth Smalls Manigualt. The angel of death came gently and tenderly and called Gloria to eternal rest on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at her late residence in Ridgeville, SC.
In Charleston, SC on December 14, 1974, Gloria was married to the late Jimmie Lee Nelson, Sr. Their union was blessed with three children, one of whom preceded her in death, Jimmie, Jr. To her family she was loving and faithful, striving to keep them happy and in material comforts of life. Gloria worked at Holiday Inn Express and Oakbrook Middle School until her health failed.
Along with a love of crocheting, Gloria loved people and sought to help where she could and loved her Lord and sought to please Him as a member of Sand Hill United Methodist Church. Gloria completed her high school education in Dorchester County.
Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory is her son Aaron Nelson, daughter Dedranay Nelson, two grandsons Benjamin Williams and AJ Nelson, mother Elizabeth Manigualt, granddaughter Amber Ann Nelson, sisters and brothers Deann (James) Green, Lavern (Jimmy) Crawford, Deloris (Craig) Tucker, Sylvia Geddis, Vivopisa Geddid, Shearl (Frank) Styles, Stacey Geddis, Carlotta (Ronnie) Leseane, Ida Fishburn, Mae (Don) Gleaton, Gracie (Ezekiel) Perry, Loretta Haynes, Carlton (Lynette) Manigualt, Kenneth (Claudia) Manigualt, Emmett (Sharon) Manigault, Wendell (Paulette) Manigualt, George (Lareen) Geddis, Gary Haynes, Ronald Haynes, John (Marie) Haynes, sisters-in-law Genovia N. Pendarvis, Sandra N. Gathers, Jesteen Nelson, Shondell N. (Jerome) Ferrell, brothers-in-law Otis (Susan) Nelson and Clifford (Lavita) Nelson, aunts and uncles Lillie (Louis) Freeman, Julie Goodwine, Wilhemina S. Green, Carrie West, Marie Cochran, Theodosia Smalls, Earline Smalls, Lou Martha Smalls, Henry (Bernice) Geddis and Herman (Lutherine) Geddis, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.