MONTICELLO - Apostle Joe Lee Nelson, 71, of Monticello, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Tallahassee. He was born on April 15, 1945 in Highlands County to Leroy Nelson and Pinkie Street Nelson. He attended the public schools of Highlands County and graduated from E.O. Douglas High School, where he subsequently returned to teach automotive mechanics. At an early age he became the owner and operator of Psychedelic Paint and Body Shop in Avon Park, followed by Professional Touch Paint and Body Shop in Monticello. He received Jesus as his Lord and personal Savior at an early age. He was called into the ministry and became one of God’s chosen apostles who led a multitude of tent revivals. He attested that the most impressive thing God had done in his life was to give him the vision for his Kingdom - the Kingdom of Heaven. On July 23, 2011 he was joined in Holy Matrimony to Sheranda Scott.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie Nelson, Bill Nelson, and Michael Nelson; and his sisters, LoLee Dunbar and Janet Lewis.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, First Lady Prophetess Sheranda Nelson; daughters, Rebecca Draper (Marshall) of Chantilly, VA, Jasmine Scott (Steve) of Mansfield, TX, Shimira Houston (David), Ashley Nelson and Andrea Davis, all of Hinesville, GA; sons, Joe Lee Nelson, Jr. of Ocala and Jeremiah Nelson of Gainesville; stepdaughters, Tripolie Scott of Orlando, Econdra and Mysteria Scott of Monticello; stepsons, Chezron and Alanski Scott, both of Tallahassee and Algeron Scott of Monticello; sisters, Lee Ester Nelson, Arether Byrd (Willard) and Jessie Edwards (King), all of Avon Park; a brother, Arthur Nelson of Avon Park; sisters-in-law, Pastor Audrey Colley, Stacey Copeland and Chenoa James, all of Chattahoochee, Andreca Dawkins of Orlando and Tona Thomas of Elliseville, MS; brothers-in-law, Paul Copeland (Tracey) and Ricky Copeland (Brighette), all of Chattahoochee and Keaton Copeland of Tallahassee; grandchildren, Jeremy Nelson and Katrekka Pough (Rebecca), Zipporah Carey, Semaj and Semya Scott (Jasmine), Davion Houston (Shimira), Latatiana and Lataya Davis (Andrea); and a host of step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. ET at Monticello Tabernacle of Praise Ministries, Inc.
Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home of Chattahoochee was in charge of arrangements.