Cecil Allen Nelson
February 4, 1962 - July 26, 2020

Cecil Allen Nelson, 58 of Paragould, Arkansas passed away on July 26, 2020. He was born on February 4, 1962 in Harrison, Arkansas to Buford and Lorretta Porter Nelson. He was of the Southern Baptist Faith and work for thirty-four years for the Arkansas Highway Department. He enjoyed anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, and sports. His granddaughters stole his heart and brought out another side of him when they came along, they were his princesses. Survivors include; his mother: Lorretta Nelson of Paragould, Arkansas; two sons: Cody Nelson (Skyla) and Kyle Nelson both of Paragould, Arkansas: three brothers: Mitch, Mike, and Rex Nelson all of Paragould, Arkansas; two granddaughters: Swayzee Rain Nelson and Sage River Nelson; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by; his father: Buford Nelson. A celebration of life and visitation will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at The Crossing Church, 101 S Pruett St., Paragould, Arkansas. Due to Covid-19 you should wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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  1. Pam James, says

    So many memories I will hold dear! You were a great cousin and an amazing guy! Love and miss you always!

  2. Pam Mangrum , Monette says

    Words fail me at times like this. I pray you all will let your many memories of Cecil help you through the days ahead. Those memories will keep him alive in your hearts forever. God bless each of you with comfort, peace & strength.

  3. Stacy Fulco , Paragould, AR says

    Thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. May you always cherish the good memories you had together. Stacy & Shawn Fulco

  4. Donnie, Paragould Arkansas says

    I considered Cecil a personal friend,working with him a lot of years. He was one of the best mannered and all around good human beings I knew. Glad I had the privilege of knowing him all these years. May God ease the pain of his family’s loss and he will be missed by all that knew him. (RIP my friend)

  5. Susan Mattix, Jonesboro,AR says

    I’m so sorry Cody and family. Prayers for comfort.

  6. Ken Sandusky, Cabot, AR says

    So sorry for your loss. Peace of Christ be with you and your family through this difficult time.

  7. Daniel and Amy Wilkerson , Paragould ar says

    Prayers for all of the family!!! May God bless you to the fullest

  8. Susan Gramling, PARAGOULD says

    Cody, Kyle, and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Lean on God from whom all peace and comfort comes. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Ron McCreless, Rector, Ar says

    So sorry for your loss, played a lot of softball with Cecil and was a great guy! Prayers for the family.

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