February 2, 1962 - January 23, 2021
Camen Edward Nelson “Pops”, age 59, of St. Robert, MO, was called home on Saturday, at St. Louis University in St. Louis Missouri, on January 23, 2021. Surviving are his devoted wife of 42 years Vonshel Frazier Nelson; son, Twon Ladon Nelson and daughter-in-law Clorinda of Kalamazoo, MI; daughter, Jvonlee and son-in-law Cedric Ivey Sr. of Houston, TX; son, Curtis Nelson of Ft. Knox, KY; son, Carmen Nelson II of Fayetteville; NC, daughter, Jakwiesha of St. Robert, MO; father Command Sergeant Major, Curtis Keaton, United States Army Retired and siblings; Vonita and Cedric of Brooklyn Park, MN and Kirby Cobbs of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Dontaiva, Jeremiah, Parion, Jamar, Tiquez, Tirek Jr, Tyanna, Cedric Jr, LaMaya, Curtis, Onara, Naomi, Kolbyashi, Amyia, Gabriel, Kelani and Huey. He was preceded in death by his mother, Suzanne Elizabeth Keaton. Carmen was born in Sharon, PA on February 2, 1962. Carmen never knew a stranger, counted everyone as a friend and always fought for what he believed in. As a young man, Carmen was active in the NAACP and served in the Army National Guard. Carmen was a family man, and no job was too big or small in support of his family. In 1980 Carmen moved to Fitchburg, MA where he met the love of his life, Vonshel and began raising their family and starting their legacy. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, playing pool, watching television shows, karaoke, and spending time with his dog. Carmen was a longtime fan of the New England Patriots, a history buff, enjoyed sharing stories and up lifting the youth. Carmen will be remembered for his love of the Lord and leaving an imprint on everyone he met. Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery of Waynesville with Cynthia Collins officiating. Serving as escorts were family and friends. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert.
Camen Edward Nelson “Pops”, age 59, of St. Robert, MO, was called home on Saturday, at St. Louis University in St. Louis Missouri, on January 23, 2021. Surviving are his devoted wife of 42 years Vonshel Frazier Nelson; son, Twon... View Obituary & Service Information
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