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Bonita Nelson
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Bonita Nelson

Bonita Nelson

November 27, 1967 - July 15, 2020
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Bonita Nelson was born to Thad and Emily Ball, the second youngest of nine children. She was a life-long resident of New Orleans and was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, Class of 1985. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Southern University of New Orleans in 2005 and completed her Master of Business Administration in 2011 from the University of Phoenix. Bonita served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lightning Fast Courier Service for twenty-six years. On May 14, 1987, Bonita was united in holy matrimony to Keith Cornell Nelson and to this union, one daughter was born, Keitrell Briann Nelson. Bonita and family joined Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral of New Orleans in 1995 and had faithfully served in multiple ministries. She leaves to cherish precious memories, loving husband, Keith Cornell Nelson, devoted daughter, Keitrell Briann Nelson, a very special nephew, Brison Burris and God-child, Juanita Pratt; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thad Ball; in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Urence Nelson; six sisters, Kathy Bell, Phyllis Lewis, Katrina Anderson (Wesley), Zina Ball, Tammie Ball and Edrice Matthews (Stephen); one brother: Clyde Burris Jr; two brothers in-law, Kurt Nelson and Kevin Nelson (Monica) as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Darryl Ball. Bonita was a fighter to the end of her battle with breast cancer. She departed from this earthly life on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. A Drive-Through Viewing will be held at Charbonnet-Labat Glapion Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 3 PM to 5 PM. PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLES.
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    July 24, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Charbonnet Funeral Service - Historic Treme'
    1615 St. Philip st
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70116
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Patricia Mercadel-Scott

Posted at 12:54am
To Bonita Family..our condolences...she will be missed ..

Phadria Reed

Posted at 11:36am
Condolences to the family! An angel got her wings...
Phadria Reed

Charmaine Lesene

Posted at 11:41am
To the family of Bonita Nelson May God give you strength and comfort in your time of sorrow. May he bring peace to your soul. Keeping you in prayer. Love cousin Charmaine

T Michele Jackson

Posted at 10:19am
Our sincerest condolences and prayers to The Nelson family. What wonderful memories we shall cherish of over twenty years worshipping at BL. Take your rest Sis until we meet again!!!


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