Janice Lee Nelson, 60, of 5274 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at her residence.

She was born April 1, 1951 in Alleghany County, Virginia, the daughter of Ralph “Junior” Nelson, Jr. and Ella Williams Nelson. Ms. Nelson was a 1971 graduate of Bath County High School. She was formerly employed with the Food Lion Deli in Staunton, Virginia. She attended Hot Springs Baptist Church and Life Line Ministries. She loved to cook and crochet.

Ms. Nelson is survived by her parents, Junior and Ella Nelson of Hot Springs; a son, Thomas W. Nelson and a granddaughter, Allison Grace Nelson both of Norfolk, Virginia; a daughter, Monica Leigh Johnson & husband Jimmy of Charlotte, North Carolina; three brothers, her “twin brother” James L. Nelson of Goshen, Virginia, Jackie L. Nelson & wife Phyllis of Grover, North Carolina and Anthony S. Nelson of Elliston, Virginia; a brother-in-law, Jack D. Bogan of Clark, Wyoming.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Joanie N. Bogan and a sister-in-law, Brenda Nelson.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Lifeline Ministries with Pastor Lennie Stinnett officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.



  1. Jan I remember you and think of you often. You were a strong woman physically and of faith. I loved your squash fritters. I hope you had much happiness and peace in life after you left Beulah. Rest now with Jesus. Your friend Big Chris.

  2. I worked with Janice in the Food Lion Deli in Staunton, VA. She was an absolutely amazing woman and a joy to be around. She always made me smile and laugh. I will always cherish her memory and may she rest eternally in paradise.


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