Estella Marie Nelson, 76, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop James Mims, pastor, and Pastor V.C. Conner as eulogist. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.
Estella Marie Nelson was born Sept. 30, 1940, in Bryan to Earnest and Estella Carey. She attended Amarillo public schools. She married the late Bobbie Lewis Nelson in 1954; of this union, seven children were born.
She worked for Hub Clothiers and Ambassador Hotel for many years. Estella and Bobby “Vida Blue” also owned and operated several local café’s in Amarillo.
Estella loved spending time with her family and children. She spent her leisure time playing cards and fishing, two hobbies that she truly enjoyed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Lum and Otis Carey; her children, Irma Nelson and Larry Nelson; and her grandsons, Lorenzo Nelson and Larry “Little Larry” Nelson Jr.
Survivors include two sisters, Earma Conner and Robbie Fleming; three brothers, Earnest, Nathaniel and Jackson Carey and wife Lamelda, all of Amarillo; three daughters, Glendell Oages and husband Billy, Debra Poindexter of Amarillo and Bobbie Kelly of Lubbock; three sons, Bobby Nelson Jr. and Michael Nelson, both of Amarillo, and Billy Porter and wife Clara of Midland; 26 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sign the online guest book at www.goldengatemortuary.co.