US Army

Ronald "Ronnie" Nelson

August 13, 1954 ~ October 22, 2020 (age 66)


Ronald Nelson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 13, 1954. Ronnie Nelson departed this life on Oct 22, 2020 after a gradual decline in health. Ronnie enrolled into the service straight right out of high school. He served over 25+ years. Ronnie served in the marines and then the army. He loved serving his country. Ronnie loved his cowboy movies while sitting in his recliner. He loved to smile and make jokes; he had no problem talking to anyone and everybody. He would always ask “hey u staying out of trouble, Are sure about that?”  lol

After getting out of the army Ronnie went to live with his niece Karrie (nelson) Bruce, Moriah (Mya) Nelson (great-niece) and Erin Nelson (great-nephew) for many years before having to transition to the nursing home for the past year.

Ronnie was born to the late Dora (turner) Nelson of Newport, RI & the late Azie Nelson of Shreveport Louisiana. Ronnie is survived by (Sister) Alice Nelson Anderson (Arthur), Jesse Nelson (Julie), (Sister) Diane Wheat (Frank), (Sister) Duches Street

With a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, great great nephew cousins and friends.

He is pre-deceased by Donald Fortes (brother), Irene (Nelson) Collins (sister), Walter Turner(brother)

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Viewing & Funeral Service
November 4, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bell Funeral Home, Inc.
571 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907


RI Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
301 S County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

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