Patricia Lee Nelson
December 24, 1941 ‒ July 11, 2018
LEXINGTON: Patricia Lee Nelson ran into the arms of Jesus Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Ohio Health Mansfield following a short illness. She was 76.
She was born December 24, 1941 to parents Rexford & Lucille (Prosser) Morris in Mansfield. Pat was graduated from Mansfield High School in 1959, and later she earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Ashland College in 1991.
Pat worked at Therm-O-Disc, and the Area Agency on Aging as a social worker where she worked for over 20 years until retiring just a few short years ago.
Stricken by the polio virus very young, Pat was wheel chair bound most of her 76 years, but make no mistake, Pat never let her paralysis get in her way. Very determined and feisty, she never backed away from or challenge or let her illness keep her from doing things she loved.
Pat loved animals and rescued several cats and dogs, who once they found their forever home with Pat, were treated like royalty. She also spent lots of time outdoors caring for her flowers and bird feeders, and enjoyed reading. She was also partial to her only granddaughter, doting on her and giving her special attention.
Most of all, Pat will be remembered for her tenacity, fearless attitude and her sense of humor accompanied by her “wicked grin.”
She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law Brian Nelson of Mansfield and Chris and Wanda Nelson of Mansfield, a cherished granddaughter Delaney Nelson, and a brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Phyllis Morris of Deerfield, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The Nelson family will receive friends Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 11 am to 1 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A private committal service will be held in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Contributions in Pat’s memory to the Richland County Humane Society may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Pat’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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