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JoAnn Mize Nelson
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Obituary for JoAnn Mize Nelson

JoAnn Mize Nelson, 81, of Martinsville, VA, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 17, 1936 to the late Fred C. Mize and Eunice T. Mize. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband G.R. Nelson, Jr.

JoAnn was co-founder and co-owner of Nelson Auto Group along with her husband G. R. Nelson. She enjoyed the interaction with her employees and customers. She also loved and supported her community. JoAnn was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

She is survived by her sons, Barry L. Nelson and wife Patti, and Jeff L. Nelson and wife Deborah; brothers, Jackie Mize, Jerry Mize, and Ronnie Mize; grandchildren, Christina Nelson VanNess and husband Chad, Lee Nelson and wife Brook, Erica Nelson, Daniel Nelson and wife Nicole, and Tiffany McKinney; and great-grandchildren, Ayden VanNess, Avery VanNess, Andy VanNess, Evelyn Nelson, and Kensington Nelson.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel with Pastor Michael Harrison officiating. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel. The service will conclude at Roselawn Burial Park.

Memorials Donations may be made to Grace Network designated for “Richard’s Dinner,” 16 Liberty St. Martinsville, VA 24112, Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5285 Preston Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112, or Community Fellowship, 2674 Virginia Ave, Collinsville, VA 24078.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Nelson family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115





11:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115

Cemetery Details


Roselawn Burial Park

103 Clearview Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112

Memorial Contribution

Pleasant Grove Christian Church

5232 Preston Road
Martinsville, VA 24112

Grace Network designated for "Richard's Dinner"

16 Liberty Street
Martinsville , VA 24112

Community Fellowship

2674 Virginia Ave.
Collinsville, VA 24078

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