of Little Rock, AR
December 16, 1929 - June 10, 2021
Helen Irene Bradford Nelson of Little Rock, Arkansas died on June 10, 2021. She was born in Higden, Arkansas on December 16, 1929, to George W. Bradford and Lillie Bell Rogers Bradford. Preceding her in death was her husband, Montford Nelson; parents; her stepmother Mae Bell Barneem Bradford who raised her from when she was nine years old; six brothers, Marvin Bradford, Chester Bradford, James Bradford, Roy Bradford, Ray Bradford, and Edward Bradford and three sisters, Estle Chalk, Syble Kuykendall, and Ethel Cullum.She is survived by her three sons, Michael (Veda) of Cabot, Arkansas, David (Mary) of Palmetto, Florida, and Mark (Kandie) of Gainesville, Florida; three grandsons, Christopher Nelson of Searcy, Arkansas, Matthew Nelson of Gainesville, Florida, and Joseph Nelson of Palmetto, Florida; two granddaughters, Maria F. Quesada (Eric) of Houston, Texas, and Jessica Nelson of Palmetto, Florida; one step grandson, William Russell (Nicole) of League City, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Kole, Kaitlyn, and Konner Russell, and Anthony Quesada.Helen was a graduate of West Side High School in 1950 at Greers Ferry, Arkansas. After graduating she came to Little Rock where she spent the rest of her life. She went to work at Westinghouse lamp plant where she worked for ten years. She quit public work for a while to care for her children. She kept children in her home for six years until her children were older. She also cared for her stepmother for five years until her death. Then she went to work for Woolco's at Southwest City mall for five years, then went to Walmart on Geyer Springs Road. She retired there with twelve years of service.She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who loved her family very much. She also loved the Lord's Church very much. She was a member of the West 65th Street Church of Christ.Funeral service will be 1:00pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Dennis Carrow officiating. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm, Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/drummond.
We were so sorry to hear about your mom. Your family is in our prayers.
David; Our prayer is with you as you grieve for the loss of your beautiful Mother. Let us know if we can help you. In the Love of Christ; James and Mary
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Nelson family!! 💕💕💕
I was fortunate to have met Helen a few years ago. She was truly a kind hearted soul. Keeping my brother in-law Mike Nelson and my sister Veda in our thoughts and prayers along with the rest of the Nelson family. We are so sorry for your loss!
Wish I could be there, a good friend, and sister in Christ sending condolences and love to family 💔
David,Sending you my deepest condolences. The obituary was a wonderful tribute to a beautiful lady and Christian. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.Love,Bobby K. Thompson and FamilyPalmetto, FL