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Mr. Sammie Lee Nelson, 75, of Albany, Georgia departed this life Monday, September 7, 2020 at Willson Hospice House, Albany, Georgia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. in the Floral Memory Gardens, 120 Old Pretoria Road, Albany, Georgia. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sammie Lee Nelson was born in Albany, Georgia on April 20, 1945. He was the son of the late Leonard M. Nelson, Sr. and Gladys Clark Nelson. He was married to Louise Nelson Hampton and they share one son, Sammie James Nelson.

Mr. Sammie Nelson was educated in the Dougherty County School System where he attended Monroe High School. After he graduated from Monroe High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he made rank as Sr. Chief Petty Officer, second highest enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy. He served his country in the Vietnam War and honorably retired from the U.S Navy after more than 20 years of dedicated service for his country.

During his leisure time, he enjoyed playing golf with his family and friends.

His siblings, Leonard M. Nelson, Jr., Tyrone Nelson, Shirley Nelson Chaney (Matthew Chaney) and Sylvia Jordan Nelson (sister-in law), preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Sammie James Nelson; his brothers, Willie Steve Nelson (Anna), Richard Nelson, Ronnie Nelson (Mary Florence); his sisters, Claudette Green, Joanne Nelson, Linda Robinson; sister-in-law, Sarah Ann Nelson and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
    we were shipmates and very good friend. glad i got am a chance you again a few years back, you are the best i love and will miss you my friend. god will take care of you , that's what he promise.
    ~ clem brown   Grand Forks, ND
  • Friday, September 11, 2020
    Sammie I am going to miss you the good and bad times we had together I promise to stand by you to see you get better.I see God had a better place for you no more pains . Nelson family keep your heads up and put your trust in the lord ( John 14 ). Rest in peace
    ~ Loretta Y. Jones   Dawson, GA
  • Friday, September 11, 2020
    My condolences to the family
    ~ louvenia speakman   columbus
  • Friday, September 11, 2020
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Nelson family. May God continue to bless and strengthen you in this time of bereavement.
    ~ Larry and Ethel Young   Jersey City, NJ
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020
    We send condolences to the family! He will be missed! Catina & Shawn Fenner
    ~ Catina Fenner   McDonough, GA
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020
    We send condolences to the family! He will be missed! Catina & Shawn Fenner
    ~ Catina Fenner   McDonough, GA
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Rest in peace my brother you were a good co worker and thank you for everything. May you rest with the Lord as he keeps you in Heaven . Amen!
    ~ Brandon L Tyson   Albany, GA
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    Do you have an obituary online
    ~ Loretta Young   Dawson, GA