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Yvonne Marie Nelson

April 18, 1935 ~ February 24, 2022 (age 86)

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Yvonne Marie Nelson, 86, of Shalimar, Florida went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 24, 2022. She was born in Fort Valley, Georgia and lived in Tallahassee, Florida where she met the love of her life, Raymond Jones and they were married in 1954. They moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1964 where they raised their 8 children. Raymond died in 1973 and several years later she met and married Richard Nelson. They were married for 44 years until his death in 2021.

She enjoyed cooking, crafting and music, especially any song by Elvis Presley. The greatest enjoyment of her life was her family. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by Raymond G. Jones, Richard A. Nelson, sons William Jones and James B. Jones, daughter Marsha M. VonDerOsten, and step-children Warren Nelson and Phillip Nelson. She is survived by her children, Raymond G. Jones, Jr. (Faye) of Orange Beach, Alabama, Michael A. Jones (Mary) of Niceville, Florida, Elizabeth A. Barnes (Carl) of Waverly, Tennessee, Patricia J. McDonald (Joe) of Shalimar, Florida, Patrick G. Jones (Louisa) of Adams, Tennessee, step-daughter Beverly Geiger (Rick) of Beaverdam, Virginia, 27 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank all the staff at the memory care center at Bay Port of Fort Walton Beach. They were amazing during our mother's stay and we will forever be thankful for the loving care they gave her.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2022 followed by the service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Fort Walton Beach, with the burial at Beal Memorial Cemetery immediately thereafter.

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March 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Saint Mary Catholic Church (Fort Walton Beach, Beal Memorial Cemetery)

March 3, 2022

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Saint Mary Catholic Church (Fort Walton Beach, Beal Memorial Cemetery)

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