Phyllis Ray Nelsen

June 5, 1934 - November 6, 2021

06/05/1934 - 11/06/2021

Past Services

Friday November 19, 2021
1:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Phyllis Ray Nelsen, 87, of Hendersonville left this earthly life on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Brian Center following and extended illness. A native of California, she lived in Winnsboro, SC for 14 years and has lived in Henderson County for the past 15 years. She was the daughter of the late Ray and Grace Livingston and was also preceded in death by her brother, Tom Livingston.

Phyllis worked as an apartment manager and prior to that had worked in the food industry. She was of the Christian faith, and she loved her cat, Callie dearly. She was an accomplished knitter, crocheter and was a great stand-up bass player with a natural talent for music. Phyllis was a huge fan of coffee and could be found drinking it from morning til night every day. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was very proud of all of them.

She is survived by her children, Cindy Faga (Frank), Bert Douglas, Kenneth Douglas and Melanie Douglas; grandchildren, Jeremy Maestro (Natalie) and Theresa Seeber; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Maestro, Jr, Jillian Maestro, Daniel Seeber, Carlene Seeber, Lewis Seeber and Hurshel Seeber; nephew, Tom Livingston, Jr.; nieces, Kit, Kim and Kelly Livingston.

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Lorraine Silvey
8 months ago

The best friend I ever had. I miss our long talks and time of laughter. What a precious person to have had in my life! I wish I had know when you left this old world behind.

Kenny Douglas
10 months ago

From your baby boy. I love you Mom. You are the best Mom ever. Kenny

Kit Livingston
10 months ago

There, in the beginning, to help me live and in the end you help me heal. I will see you in the light. Until then, I will miss you dearly. I love you.

Kit Livingston
10 months ago

There, in the beginning, to help me live and in the end you helped me heal. See you in the light, auntie! Until then, I will miss you dearly. Love you

Hank Householter
10 months ago

I love you mom. Thanks for letting me be your son even tho I wasn’t yours by blood, you’re forever mom to me. The best mom I ever had. Rest easy.❤️

Pam Pace
10 months ago

Cindi, I’m so sorry about your mother. I missed her when she moved. She was so delightful. Prayers for you.

Diane Governatori
10 months ago

56 & 1/2 years of true friendship. Not one argument. Can’t believe I’ll never hear her voice again. Has to be one of Gods special angels. Can’t say enough to convey how special Phil is. Devastated. My tears just flow.

Melanie (Boo Boo) Douglas
10 months ago

Love you to the moon and back momma.. I lucked out being your ‘baby girl’ and I know we will be together again.

Vanessa Blackwell
10 months ago

Cindi- I’m am heart-broken. I’m gong to miss “my princess” and seeing your sweet face visiting everyday. I know it’s hard for you and I’m here anytime to talk. I know she’s in a better place and free from pain, but it’s still hard. Love you-Vanessa

10 months ago

I miss you Mom. I hold you in my heart forever.