Hannah Brown - Nelson

Born: Sat., Sep. 8, 1928
Died: Fri., Apr. 27, 2018

Services were completed.

Location: St. Luke Baptist Church

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Hannah Brown Nelson was born on the 8th day of September in the year 1928 to Ms. Lila Brown. She was reared by her uncle, Mr. George Brown Sr., aunt, Mrs. Viola Brown-Alston and step father, Johnny Alston.
Very early on during her life journey, Hannah accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, becoming a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served as an usher and choir member. Hannah would marry Deacon Richard Nelson Sr. This major event in her life would guide her onward to move her membership to St. Luke Baptist Church where she continued serving dutifully in the capacity of Vice-President of St. Luke’s Senior Choir and Assistant Church Secretary. She remained a prominent member until her transition.
Hannah was educated in Beaufort County public schools. Her desire to provide for her family led her to seek employment as a waitress at the Desoto Hilton in Savannah, GA. She wanted to do more with her life and obtained her cosmetology license from the historic Mather School in Beaufort, SC. Hannah was also a seamstress for a Taylor Shop on Paris Island in Beaufort, SC. Following retirement, she focused on what she loved most, cooking. She attended culinary arts school. Hannah was well known in the low country for the delicious dishes she served and no one could forget her fruit cakes. Hannah cooked for three special families, The Bailey’s in Ridgeland, SC (Low Bottom), the Field’s and the Hogebooms in Beaufort, SC. Her church loved her cooking and Hannah never passed up the chance to cook for her church family. Hannah served on the Board of Directors at Chelsea Clinic. She was very instrumental in the Voter Registration movement, getting people to the polls to vote. 
On Friday April 27, 2018 at Hilton Head Memorial Hospital, Deaconess Hannah B. Nelson, Church Mother, heard the voice of the Lord say, “You have fought a good fight, the battle is over, well done my faithful servant come and take your rest.” In addition to her mother, Lila Brown, uncle, George Brown, Sr., aunt, Viola Brown-Alston and Johnny Alston, Hannah was preceded in death by her late husband, Deacon Richard Nelson, Sr.; sister, Clara B. Bush; brother, Frank Brown Jr. and great grand daughter, Shaniqua Camacho.
Hannah leaves to cherish her memories; one son, Richard Nelson, Jr. of Nashville TN; five daughters: Shirley Camacho-Keith of Beaufort, SC, Carolyn Conway of Las Vegas, NV, Frankie N. Allen of Okatie, SC, Kathleen N. Beaton of Beaufort, SC and S. Anissa Green (Benjamin) of Bluffton, SC; special god daughters; Ann B. Campbell (Charles) of Beaufort, SC and Asia Green of Bluffton, SC; special friends; Louvenia Gregory and Lillian Washington; special cousin, Rena B. Johnson and Wilhelmina Pinckney; to include 13 grand children; 31 great grand children, 8 great great grands and a host of relatives and friends.

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Lorraine Denson
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
"Your Word has been my comfort and a refuge when I'm weak,
expressing feelings dear to me in Words I cannot speak.
Please build in me the faith and trust that Your Word does
impart. And help me always know Your Love is greater than
my heart." Psalm 4:1; Psalm 119:28; John 6:40; John 11:25

Gwen Fields
   Posted Sun April 29, 2018
Sending heartfelt sympathy in your mother’s passing❤️

Beecher and Irene Hoogenboom
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
We were very sad to read of Hannah's death. So many wonderful memories of a strong, caring person of exceptional grace and dignity.

Gloria Patton (Pinky) Nashville, TN
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
To the entire family, deepest sympathy in the passing of Mrs. Hannah. She was truly a beautiful person.

Cheryl Elkins
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Shirley and family,

Please accept my sincere condolences. May God give you peace and healing during your time of sorrow.

   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
I feel very sad to hear ma's death. My deepest condolescences. I am very grateful to her motherly love she showed upon me. I miss her a lot. I always remember her in my daily prayers. Let her soul rest in peace.

Susan Elkins
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Shirley, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and comfort you.
Susan Elkins

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