Celebrating the life of

Phyllis Evans Nelson

Passed away on February 18, 2020

Phyllis Evans Nelson

Phyllis Evans Nelson, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at The Suites in Richmond Hill. Phyllis was born in Waukegan, Illinois.  She never liked discussing her age. 

Mom always said she wanted to be seen as a child of God and we know that she is, timeless.  Phyllis was one of seven daughters and five sons born to Dallas and Dorathy Evans.  Phyllis graduated from Zion Benton Township High School and then married Edward Nelson in 1954.  They had two boys, Edward William Nelson Jr. and Lee Evan Nelson.  They lived in Zion for many years and then moved to Savannah, GA, Littleton, CO and then back to Savannah with Ed's work.  Dad retired in 1988, and they continued to live in Savannah until the present.  They enjoyed a long and wonderful retirement in Savannah where they were active at Trinity Lutheran Church and were beloved members in their community.  They golfed, walked and enjoyed each other’s’ company. One of Moms greatest pleasures was providing a helping hand to any family, friend, neighbor, or another needing help. 

Blessed by God, Ed and Phyllis created a beautiful home. Their boys and their families, Ed Jr. and his wife Michelle, Lee and his wife Chris, grandchildren, Joseph, Jamie and Remy, their spouses, Ida, CJ and Julian, great grandchildren Mia and Amelie visited as often as possible and returned the love they received from Mom, beyond words.  May the Peace of the LORD be with You always.

The funeral service will be private.

Remembrances:  Regency SouthernCare Hospice Services, 325 Main St., Statesboro, GA 30458.






My sincere sympathy Mr Nelson, to you and your family.

- Debbie Kuharik, Garden City, GA

My sympathy Ed, to you and your family for your loss. I remember Mrs. Nelson as a gracious and sincere lady.

- Roger Straight, Savannah, GA

Ed, God's blessings and comfort to you and your family. Phyllis was such a classy lady. Our sorrow for her passing is great, but I can't imagine the grief you must be feeling after all these years together. We are away from Savannah, but thinking of you. All our love, Mike and Linda.

- Michael A Fajen and Linda, Savannah, GA

So sorry.friend from high school

- Pat Rudzinski, Waukegan, Il

We are so sorry, she will never be forgotten.

- Mike, Jami, Ellen and Athena Evans, Herrin, Illinois

I always had good memories as a young child when my mom, Phyllis's sister Peg, would bring us to visit. I always will remember the time that either Ed or Lee got a hole in one at the Zion golf course. Everyone was so proud of him. Somebody please call me as I just learned tonight of Aunt Phyllis's passing. My phone number is 715-945-2198 or 715-638-0697. Love you all Jack.

- Jack Hanlon, Hayward, Wisconsin

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A Private Service Will Be Held