Preceding her in death were her parents, Henry Sterrett and Mae Drews, her beloved sons, Rocky and Shawn Nelson, her brother, Samuel Sterrett, sister-in-law, Toby Sterrett, and her son-in-law, Ray Velasquez. Mary leaves behind: her children, Robert (Terri) Nelson of Bath, Robin Velasquez of Lansing, Tonia (Jim) Mahon of Lansing, Barry (Evelyn) Nelson of Lansing, Frank Nelson of Lansing, and Andrea (Jack) Dyer of Lansing; two sisters: Charlotte Sterrett of Lansing, and Martha Woodward of Stark, FL; a brother, Rudy Sterrett of Harrison; loving grandchildren, Chad, Todd (Lindsey), Tristen, Ray, Rolando, Shawn (Marilyn), Shanna (Matt), Tasha, Brandon, Barry (Kalie), Ashley (Marty), Thomas, Kenneth, Nicole, Jesse, and Samantha; close nephews, Randy (Kay), and Scott; several other nieces and nephews; and many great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service for friends and family on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., held at the South Church of Nazarene, 401 W. Holmes, Lansing, MI 48910, led by Pastor Larry McKain. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.