Doris C. (Dot) Nelson of South Boston passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on Sept. 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 and Anne Garner Meeks (Greg) of Halifax; daughter-in-law Kayanne Nelson; four grandchildren, Stowe Nelson, Will Nelson, Holley Anne Winikoff (Ben) and Sarah Alice Meeks; great granddaughter Lindley Winikoff; special friend Frances Sutphin.

Doris Anne Cassada Nelson was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Nelson; siblings, Arthur Cassada, Bill Cassada and Hattie Hart.

A private graveside service was held Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Susan Davis and the Rev. Garrett Bowman officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, the funeral service will be live-streamed 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.

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

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.