Born Tuesday, August 27, 1957
Died Friday, March 29, 2019
Karen Sue Nelson, 61, of Gore, Oklahoma passed away Friday, March 29, 2019. She was born August 27, 1957 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Thomas Priest Jr. and Maxine (Hill) Priest.
She married Gerald Nelson on September 1, 1972 at Fairview Baptist Church in Muskogee. They shared more than 46 years of life and marriage together.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Priest Jr.
Karen is survived by her husband, Gerald; mother, Maxine Hill of Stigler; sister, Barbara Priest of Muskogee; sister-in-law, Judy Nelson of Muskogee; brother-in-law, David Nelson and wife Carolyn of Chouteau; along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services celebrating Karen’s life will be 10:30AM, Friday, April 5, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Murray officiating. Interment will follow at 12PM at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Larry Isom, Hershel Mayle, Billy Hughes, Al Hallum, and Steve Cumbey serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Emmanuel Sunday School class of Southeast Baptist Church.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory, 1830 N York St Muskogee, OK 74403. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.