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Interment following funeral service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Wednesday August 30th, 2017

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New Cleveland Cemetery
Wednesday August 30th, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Selma Ozell Springfield

SHELBY - Selma Ozell Nelson Springfield, age 83, of Shelby, passed away on Thursday August 24, 2017 at Shelby Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 30th from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Greenville, MS. Rev. Robert Haney and Michael Nelson will officiate the services.

Selma was born in Sipsey, AL on July 29, 1934 to Elmer William Stephenson and Annie Bell Scott Stephenson. She attended Greenwood Springs, MS Schools. Selma worked in restaurants in Columbus in the 1950's. They moved to Amory, Cleveland and then to Greenville. Selma worked at Michaels Restaurant as a waitress and the Billups Store and The Curb Store as a clerk. Selma enjoyed playing bingo, cooking and providing for her family.

Selma was preceded in death by her parents--Elmer William Stephenson and Annie Bell Scott Stephenson; her husband--William Springfield; brothers--Arlie Stephenson and Virgil Stephenson; her sisters--Polly Ivey Stephenson and Velma Bryant; her half sister--Mary Lou Lann.

Selma was survived by Son, Jim Carl (Cathy) Nelson of Cleveland, MS; Son, Steve Lawrence (Betty) Nelson of Gulfport, MS; Son, Stuart Wayne (Pam) Nelson of Greenville, MS; Son, Ricky Lee (Linda) Nelson of Greenville, MS; Son, Christopher (Cindy) Nelson of Blue Springs, MO; Son, William Darrell (Angie) Nelson of Greenville, MS; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Nelson, Jim Nelson, Jr., Bradley Nelson, Zach Sides, Jerry Dixon and Glenn Young.

Memorials may be made to favorite charity or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.  



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Mom I miss you so much,We have alot of fond memories!Its hard for me to beleive your gone .You kept me for 62 years,and let go.We will be together again one day.I love you mom!

Steve Nelson Aug 30 2017 12:00 AM

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A The Color of Memories Table Arrangement was sent by Steve Nelson Sr. on August 29, 2017

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Grandmother you mean so much to me. I will always cherish our time together. Our bond will never be broken. I'm sad you are gone but glad that you don't hurt no more. Love you always and forever. -Your grandson Michael Wayne Nelson, Briley, Jonah, Briana

Expression of Sympathy Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

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A Grandma's Garden Table Basket was sent on August 29, 2017

We are saddened of the loss of this beautiful woman. We wish we could have met her. She is very special to us. Are prayers go out to all of you. Ali, Binnur, Tolga and Hakan Kisacik

Expression of Sympathy Aug 29 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Aug 25 2017 12:00 AM

I had the great pleasure of meeting this wonderful lady at Chris and Cindy's wedding. Her, her husband and I just clicked. They were good ole country people as was I. We talked for hours. I really enjoyed my time with them. Even though her time on earth is through, she will live on through her childern and grandchildren. I guess God needed a good ole country girl Angel.

Jim and Kim Henson Aug 24 2017 12:00 AM

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