Bonnie Larimore Nelson

Born on May 13, 1932 in Millen, Georgia
Departed April 22, 2023 in Palm Bay, Florida

Bonnie Larimore Nelson, 90, of Melbourne, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 22, 2023. She was born May 13, 1932 in Millen, GA, and around the age of three she moved with her family to Kissimmee, FL. We actually do not know if her birth name was really Bonnie, as we recently found an old birth certificate for Clarabelle Larimore. This will forever be one of the mysteries of life! After meeting her husband, Harold, and supporting him through veterinary school, the Nelsons settled in Melbourne where they established their family. Bonnie was a founding member of Palm Bay Christian Church (now Tomoka Christian Church Palm Bay) and a familiar voice for over 20 years on the Health First switchboard. She loved to read, cook, and spend time with her family. Although her mind deteriorated from dementia, her heart remained as big and loving as it ever was through the end of her days.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harold M. Nelson, D.V.M.; her parents, Chester and Annie Larimore; and, sister, Naomi Bronson. She is survived by her children Lee Nelson (Cathy), Michael Nelson, Cheryl Smith (Todd), and Sandra Boatwright (Larry); Nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Tomoka Christian Church in Palm Bay on Saturday, May 13 at 2p.m. What better day to celebrate our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother than on her birthday!
Anyone wishing to make an expression of sympathy is asked to make a donation to the William Childs Hospice House or the Dementia Society of America.

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• Please direct your support to “William Childs Hospice House”

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William C. Potter and Wendy Potter from Indialantic wrote on May 2, 2023:
We had the pleasure of living across the street from Bonnie and Harold and their children for many years. They were great neighbors and dear friends. Bonnie was always cheerful and friendly and eager to help. When our children were born, the Nelson family played an important part of helping us raise our family. Condolences to the entire family.
Elizabeth S Hatton from Macon wrote on May 1, 2023:
Prayers for all. That Mrs. Bonnie was a mess and will be missed.
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