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Doris Anne Nelson

September 23, 1930 — May 7, 2020

Doris Anne Nelson

Doris C. (Dot) Nelson of South Boston, VA passed away May 7, 2020.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on September 23, 1930 and was 89 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Newton Jefferson Cassada and the late Ella Oakes Cassada. She was married to the late Thomas Pool (T.P.) Nelson.


She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where she was one of the founders of the FBC Weekday School.  She taught school in the Halifax County Public School System. Doris Anne will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.


Doris C. Nelson is survived by:

Her Children

Tommy Nelson (Barbara) of South Boston

Anne Garner Meeks (Greg) of Halifax


Kayanne Nelson

Four Grandchildren

Stowe Nelson, Will Nelson, Holley Anne Winikoff (Ben) and Sarah Alice Meeks

Great Granddaughter

Lindley Winikoff

Special friend

Frances Sutphin


***Preceded in death by***

Her Son

Jeff Nelson


Arthur Cassada, Bill Cassada and Hattie Hart


A private graveside service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Susan Davis and Rev. Garrett Bowman officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, the funeral service will be livestreamed via Powell Funeral Home’s Facebook page.


The family will receive friends at the home of Anne Garner and Greg Meeks, 1070 Brook Run Rd., Halifax, VA.


For memorials please consider First Baptist Church Capital Campaign Fund, 815 North Main St., South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

The funeral may be viewed at this link, click here.


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