Julia Junious Nelson


Julia Junious Nelson, 98, widow of Simon Nelson, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Westminster, Md.

Born Aug. 21, 1915, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Abbie Junious and Maggie McBride. She attended Clarendon County public schools, and was a member of Greater St. Phillip RMUE Church. She served there as a member of the senior choir, as a class leader and as a member of the Sunday school.

Survivors include a son, Downson Nelson of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Magalene (Sylvester) Hawkins of Westminster; a nephew she raised as a son, Elijah Nelson; a brother, Esau Junious Sr. of Pinewood; five sisters, Gladys King of Washington, D.C., Rich Davis of Wilmington, N.C., Eva Robinson and Sue Ester Canty, both of Pinewood, and Susan Charles of Manning; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Zilphia Junious; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Greater St. Phillip RMUE Church in Rimini with Pastor Daniel Green presiding and Elder Warren Hatcher giving the eulogy. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends at the home, 1178 Sanders Road, Pinewood.

Online memorials may be sent for the family to comfhltj@sc.rr.com.

Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of these arrangements.


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