Linda Sue Nelson
August 15, 1949  -  April 28, 2019

Linda Sue Nelson

Animal Alliance of Galveston
1014 Bayou Rd
La Marque, TX  77568
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Linda Sue Nelson passed from this earth into her eternal peace and comfort on Sunday, 28, 2019 at the hour of 11:03 a.m. It was a peaceful transition surrounded in love by her husband, son and best friend.

Linda was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 15, 1949 at 6:01 a.m. It should be considered a miracle birth, because we knew Linda wasn't fond of doing anything that involved showing up at 6:00 a.m. What she did enjoy was sleeping in, waking up to cold ice tea (sweet), feeding wild birds, her beloved dogs (and stray dogs), the neighbors' horses, hand feeding her giant tortoise and favorite squirrel, and anything else with feathers, fins or fur. When evening came she was content with a good steak on the grill, more iced tea, Astros, Rockets, Cowboys and detective shows on tv. She thought home life was the best life. Linda especially loved the quietness during the last hour before the sun went down.

Linda equally loved her family, and took special pride in her son Daniel (DJ) Nelson. She fought years of bad health to see him graduate and see him grow into the finished young man that she had groomed him to be. He was the light of her life. She was a great and loving mother who also divided her time as a great and devoted wife to husband John Nelson that she also groomed and coached to be his best. She will forever be remembered, loved and missed by both. Her laughter, wit and smile brought out the best of everyone she met.

Linda will also be missed by friends, neighbors, co-workers and clients from many decades of living and working on the Island and Mainland of Galveston County, most notably at John Maisel's Mainland Floral (Galveston), Women's Crisis Center (Galveston and League City), and Nelson Tire and Wheel (La Marque). None may miss her as much as her longtime best friend Laurel Jarvis who was always by her side in love and support, even to the very end.

Mourning also her departure from earth is her cherished daughter, Staci Schott and grandsons, Brandon and Wyatt of San Antonio; daughter, Vickie Lynn Dwyer of Galveston and loving sister, Claudia (Bobby) Alexander of Galveston. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jeanie B. Donaho and father, master hall of fame florist, Claude R. Tune.

Linda was a born-again Christian on Sunday June 12, 2005. She was a loved member of the church, especially the congregation of Mainland Church of Christ of Texas City. Linda's new and final address will simply be "Heaven". (Contact family for complete directions on how to get there).

Arrangements for Memorial and Celebration of Life are post - pending with Emken Linton Funeral home in Texas City.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Animal Alliance at 1014 Bayou Road, La Marque, Texas 77568.

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;


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  1. Alyssa Lopez
    Hitchcock, TX

    Just wanted to stop by and say that I am very sorry for the family for the loss of Linda. You were a great person and mom to my friend Dj and I know you’ll continue to look over him as well as your husband. You will be very missed but we all know you’re in a much better place now. Rest easy.

  2. Chuckie, Sara, & Carson Beard
    Merryville, LA

    So sorry for your loss. Y’all are in all our thoughts and prayers

  3. Robbie Cole
    Deridder, LA

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news! Praying for healing for the family! Love y’all!

  4. Robbie Cole
    Deridder, LA

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news! Prayers for the family for healing! Love y’all and take care!

  5. Daniel (DJ)
    La marque, TX

    On Sunday April 28 2019. My mother Linda Sue Nelson was sent to her eternal peace with God. She is sitting at the right hand of God looking over Me and Dad, with her new found angel wings wrapped around us. Mom you were my Mother,Rock,Strength,comforter,confidont and so much more. I saw were you still are and always will be. I can not begin thank you now more than ever for being there for me when I needed you. For taking me in and adopting me and helping me have a future when I didn't have one. For always getting up early taking me school,the countless doctors appointments I had when I was younger. Thank you for making sure I had everything I needed and wanted. You were the best mother I could have wanted and you were even more. You made sure I knew life skills. I know you'll always be with me. I miss you so much. Its hard not having you around in the flesh. But I'll always look to the sky and know your up there. And I'll make sure to take care of all the animals now. Goodbye Mom. I love you so much

  6. Craig Smith
    Hitchcock, TX

    My prayers and thoughts to the Nelson family in this time of sorrow. Mrs. Nelson can Rest In Peace and know that she did a great job in raising a fine, hard working, respectful young man in her son, Daniel Nelson. God Bless.

  7. Kathy Cornwell
    Merryville La, LA

    MyThoughts and prayers are with y’all.

  8. Wendy Wagner
    Galveston, TX

    I will never forget you. You interviewed me for my first job ever, at Mainland Floral. You kind of took me under your wing, because my mother had already gone to Heaven. You taught me so much in the few years that we worked together. I will always appreciate the love and care you gave me. You made me feel special. Love, Wendy

  9. John Nelson
    Lamargue, TX

    I miss you babe, every minute I miss you. The best part of you is gone from where we are... But part of you will never be gone...i see and hear you in so many ways...our love and your memory will never die and never leave me. We know where you are and how to get day we will be together again..keep an eye on me and DJ when you can. Love always babe.

  10. Gloria Dent
    La Marque, TX

    Praying for the family. May God comfort and strength you now and the days ahead.
    Will miss Linda.
    Love to you all.....Gloria

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