Heaven gained a wonderful soul on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Rhea "Susie" Nelson, 69, of Restoration Plaza in Vincent, Ohio, passed away at 7:36 p.m. surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 5, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Lewis and Sarah Byers Cain.
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Susie graduated from Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio. She loved her family and friends, she could often be seen sitting in the office with her assistant Cloyd King, or watching game shows with her friend, Glenna. Susie also enjoyed playing bingo and Zilch with her friends, this was only after she had all the dishes cleared from the table. She had many wonderful friends that she adored and made numerous memories with.
Susie was a big Elvis fan, arriving in Heaven on his birthday, just in time to celebrate with him.
She was the biggest fan of any and all events her grandchildren were involved with. Susie was extremely proud of her Marine grandson, Kurtis, her beautiful and smart granddaughters, Sammi, Anika and Brylee, her loving grandchildren, Johnathan and Mariann. She loved them all, but no one held her heart like her baby, her side kick, her partner, her could do no wrong favorite, Brody.
She is survived by her four children, Cecil McCoy (Lorree) of Kemp, TX, Susan Weekley (Sam) of Layman, Ohio; John C. Nelson, III of Vincent and Annie Nelson of Cambridge, Ohio; grandchildren, Kurtis Weekley (Cheyana), Brylee Weekley, Sammantha VanHoose, Anika Engstrom (Eric), Marianne McCarty (Chris), Jessica Jones (Eric); and the Baby, also her favorite, Brody Weekley; great grandchildren, Johnathan McCoy, and JR and Christopher Jr McCarty; siblings, Laverna Syrus (Ron) of Iverness, FL, Syd Hornsby of Marion, Ohio, Dorothy Gillenwater, David Cain and Butch Cain, all of Mason, WV; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Augusta Stephens and Sophie Nelson; and brother, Eddie Cain.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Chaplain Willie Hood officiating. Burial will follow in Woodruff Cemetery in Watertown. Visitation will be for two hours prior to services on Saturday.
Donations may be directed to Barlow VFD, P. O. Box 121, Barlow, Ohio 45712. Cawley & Peoples is honored to served Susie's family and offers online condolences and many more resources by visiting their website, www.CawleyandPeoples.com .