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Interment following funeral service

First Baptist Church of Marion
Saturday June 12th, 2021

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Burke Memorial Park
Saturday June 12th, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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First Baptist Church of Marion
Saturday June 12th, 2021

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Vickey Nelson



Vickey Owens Nelson, age 63, of Marion, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord on the evening of Wednesday, June 09, 2021 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville.  The daughter of the late John Lewis Owens, Sr. and Edith White Owens, she was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on August 05, 1957.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Lynn Nelson.


For many years Vickey was a Certified Nursing Assistant for Autumn Care of Marion.  Following the passing of her daughter, Terri, she raised two of her grandchildren as if they were her own children.  Prior to losing her vision Vickey enjoyed reading. 


She is survived by three children, Jeffery Nelson; Ashley Riddle and her fiancé, Ethan Conner and Derrick Riddle; four brothers, John Owens, Bobby Owens, Terry Owens and Steve Owens; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marion with Rev. Dr. M. Scott Hagaman officiating.  Interment will follow at McDowell Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., prior to the service, at the church. 


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Vickey’s memory are asked to consider, First Baptist Church of Marion Willing Workers Fund, 99 North Main Street, Marion, North Carolina 28752.





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Lots of fun having sleepovers with Terri at your house. I'm sure will get the chance to that again someday.

Stephanie Jun 11 2021 12:00 AM

To the woman who helped raise me. What amazing memories I will always cherish. From cooking, our grocery trips, you teaching me things, the stories you would share with Ashley, Derrick and I. I miss you and I love you.

Sheri Jun 11 2021 12:00 AM

Vicki was such a sweet person and I'm so glad that we spend as much time together as we did growing up as cousins I loved her a lot. Extending my sympathies to the family

Roger and Pam Owens Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM