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Shirley F. Nelson

October 7, 1926 May 24, 2019
Shirley F. Nelson
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Obituary for Shirley F. Nelson

Shirley F. Nelson, of Bloomfield Township, died peacefully at home on May 24, 2019. She was 92 years old. Shirley was born October 7, 1926 in Wyandotte, Michigan to Frances (nee Pierce) and Richard T. Brewis.

In 1948, Shirley graduated from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology. Just two short years later in 1950, Shirley was married to her loving husband, Bruce, and together they raised six beautiful children over the course of their 69-year marriage.

Shirley was an active member of St. Regis Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She LOVED to play tennis and enjoyed playing Bridge as well. More than anything, Shirley treasured time spent with family. She will be deeply missed by all.

Shirley is survived by her beloved husband, Bruce Nelson, and her children Mary Anne Nelson, Jim (Lisa) Nelson, Marilyn (Richard) Powers and Jeannie (Keith Karbum) Nelson. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her cherished sons, Richard Nelson and Robert Nelson, as well as her dear brother, Richard Brewis.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Tuesday, May 28th, 4-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3695 Lincoln Road, Bloomfield Hills, Wednesday, May 29th at 10:30am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Memorials appreciated to Right-To-Life of Michigan, 27417 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48081.


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