Emily Nelson

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Daily Press
September 12, 1991


NEWPORT NEWS – Emily Wiley Nelson, 83, a former teacher and retired school librarian, died Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Mrs. Nelson retired as a librarian from Newport News Schools in 1968 and was formerly a teacher at Walter Reed School in Newport News.

She was a native of Baltimore, Md., who had made her home on the Peninsula most of her life. Mrs. Nelson was a graduate of Harrisonburg Teachers College and attended Longwood College. She earned her library degree at the University of Virginia.

A member of Second Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Nelson was active in many church functions. She was a member and past treasurer of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church by the Rev. T.D. Warters. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Newport News.

Memorials to Peninsula Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 863, Newport News 23607; or a favorite charity.

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