Nelson J Nelson

Born:                August 24, 1963
Died:                March 1, 2019

Turtle Years:    2010
Section:             Tenor II

A Turtle’s Tribute:

Nelson Jordan Nelson – born Lloyd Delbert Nelson on August 24, 1963 to Lawrence D and Lena M Nelson in Denver, Colorado. 

  • Attended Mt. Calvary and St John’s Lutheran Schools in Denver
  • Graduated Lutheran High School Denver in 1981
  • After high school worked for Epicurean Catering as a catering coordinator and waiter – Denver
  • Moved to Washington DC in 1984 and held various waiter position’s
  • Moved to Dallas to attend Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Worked for Trees of the Field in the Dallas Galleria while going to school
  • Started Emmanuel Design Group in Dallas Texas for 16 years where he and his staff created one of kind handmade furniture and accessories. The biblical meaning of Emmanuel means with God and Nelson created one of a kind art pieces with a Christ like theme in mind. Many of his creations had hand carved bible scriptures and designs.  Nelson insisted that each piece be made and carved by skilled craftsman. He would always make each piece slightly different for his clients.

Nelson passed away suddenly March 1, 2019 . He is preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind brother Larry, his wife Kim and his nephew Nicholas. He also has many cousins, and all of the friends he made while in Dallas.

 His talent is gone, but his legacy will last a lifetime


Larry Nelson – Brother

A Turtle’s History

He joined the TCC Aug. 10, 2010.

He sang  the October 2010 concert (“A Night for Peace”).

He sang the Christmas concert “O Holy Night” in Dec. 2010.

He came in with Jonathan Palant, was one of 48 new members that August.

3 replies
  1. Huang
    Huang says:

    Nelson is my good old friend, I just knew that he passed away in 2019, I am so sad, he was such a wonderful and loving person.
    My name is Johnson Huang from China.

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    Hi Larry!
    Thank you for this memorial of Nelson.

    I met Nelson at his store probably 15 years ago. I didn’t realize he was he owner. We had an encounter with the Lord, right there.
    He walked me through his story. Particularly, he shared about his encounter with the Lord on an airplane as he read “Man in the Mirror”.
    He then went on to tell me about his walk/relationship with God from that point forward. I shared some of my story. We talked for 2 hours. The Presence of God was overwhelming us both. I knew the Lord had given me an amazing gift to be in His Presence with Nelson! I was in Dallas yesterday and searched for him and the store where we met, so I could hopefully surprise him. I found your memorial for him. I was grieved that I would not see him again in the land of the living. But, I am incredibly grateful that I will see him again in the city which has foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God!
    Thank You, Heavenly Father, for Your wonderful promises!!!


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