Barbara Jean Neilson, age 91 was born in Clay County, West Virginia and went to. be with the Lord on January 27, 2018 after a short illness. She was born in Clay County West Virginia and moved to Charleston WV in her teen years and graduated from Charleston High School. She moved to Melbourne Florida in her 20s and became a resident of Orlando, Florida 30 years ago.
She is survived by her daughter Daphne Neilson from Orlando; granddaughter Peyton Neilson of Orlando, nieces Nancy Carter of Charleston, West Virginia, Sandra Brandenburger of Denver, Colorado; great niece Kristy Campbell from Virginia and great great nephews Michael and Nick Campbell all of Charleston, West Virginia, great nieces Jennifer and Angela Brandendburger and great-great nephew Logan Brandendburger also from Denver, Colorado and her great great niece Brooke Campbell, great-great-great niece Addilynn Campbell also of Charleston, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband John Neilson.
She was a long member of First Baptist Church Orlando where she attended regularly. Her hobbies were shopping and her church activities. She also love basketball and was a faithful Orlando Magic fan. Barbara was a faithful christian and spent her whole life loving the Lord and giving to others. She spent most of her time and especially her last few weeks with her devoted and loyal friend who was a fellow Christian Delrene Newman who cared for her and was her angel on earth.
Viewing will be Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1230 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by the graveside service at Winter Garden Cemetery officiated by Pastor Bob Myers. Barbara was a beautiful person both inside and out and was loved by her church, family, and friends very much. She constantly gave to her church and any members that needed her help as she spent her life giving and helping her family.
She truly was the epitome of living a Christian life and now is home in heaven with her Lord and Savior. Barbara will be truly missed by everyone who loved her. A special thanks to Gentry Park Assisted Care Facility who made her last days comfortable and we'll taken care of along with hospice.