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Ada Davis Nelson

Ada Davis Nelson, 85, longtime resident of Earleton, FL, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at her home, following a long illness. Grandma Ada was born on February 19, 1936, in Marianna, FL to Orion and Mary Lee Davis. She grew up in Gainesville, FL and graduated from Gainesville High School in 1954. After attending business school, she worked at Eli Witt Company and then worked with the School Board of Alachua County with Adult Ed and secretary at Gainesville High School for 28 years before retiring in July 1995. She is survived by her husband of 47 wonderful years, Marvin L. Nelson, and four children, Susan K. Dendler (Joel) of Winthrop, NY, Dona N. Reetz (Michael) of Tallahassee, FL, Adam D. Nelson (Shantel) of Hawthorne, FL, and Jack H. Nelson (Becky) of Earleton, FL. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Sarah, Melissa (Richard), Michael, Sheyenne, Danielle (Lee), Cole, Zachery, and Kelsey and one great grandchild, Emory. Survivors also include her brothers, Orion Davis, Jr. (Barbara), Clay Davis (Sarah Jane) and nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Steve and sister Mary Jane.
She had a servant’s heart and was happiest when she was serving others and spending time with her family. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. For those who wish to remember Grandma Ada, in lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Special Olympics Florida, 1915 Don Wickham Drive Clermont, FL 34711 which was an organization very dear to her heart. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to Haven Hospice and the round the clock caregivers for their extraordinary care and concern. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!