Shawn O’Neil Nelson, age 53, of Lansing, was born 01-22-58, passed away on 11-11-11. Shawn retired from A & A Rent-A-Ride. He was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He enjoyed time with his family, was an avid Michigan Wolverines fan, and had a heart of gold.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert Nelson and brother-in-law Ray Velasquez. He is survived by his mother Mary Nelson, his son Shawn Nelson Jr. (Marilyn), his daughter Shanna Anderson (Matt), brother Bob (Terri), sister Robin, sister Tonia (Jim), brother Barry (Evie), brother Frank, sister Andi (Jack), his grandchildren Taylor, Shawn III, Aubrey, Jayden, Brooklynn, Ava, Colin and McKenna. He is also survived by his uncle Rudy, aunt Charlotte and uncle Donnie. He had so many special nieces, nephews and cousins that were very close to him as well and will miss him dearly. The family would like to send a special thank you to his near and close friend Carlos Bordayo for being there for Shawn. Also a special thank you to Matthew Taylor.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Life Christian Church, 2560 Eaton Rapids Rd., Lansing, MI 48911. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.
“Don’t worry about nothing, everything will be alright in the morning”