Obituary for Janet Marie Field Nelson

Janet Marie Field Nelson, 89, of Southern Pines passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Janet was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from South High School.  She earned a degree in education from U Mass.  She married Walter Nelson on March 24, 1956. She taught school until they started their family when she became a homemaker. She and Walt moved to NC in 1965 and has lived in Southern Pines for the past 54 years. Janet was a long term member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church and attended Bible Study Fellowship. She was also an avid bridge player her whole life, playing in many tournaments over the years. A special place in her life was Block Island, RI where she worked as a college student, eventually took over the family business and spent summers there until she was no longer able to travel.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Walter C. Nelson. She is survived by her three children; Mark (and wife Gail) Nelson of Whispering Pines, son David (and wife Terri) of Knoxville, TN and daughter Linda Christopher of Whispering Pines. Janet is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Southern Pines, the Penick Village Foundation of Southern Pines or the Block Island Nature Conservancy.

A celebration of life will held on Saturday, June 18th at Our Saviour Lutheran Church located at 1517 Luther Way in Southern Pines.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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