Nelson Priester (AIKEN, S.C.)

AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Nelson Priester, Sr., 62, of 181 Priester Lane, entered into rest December 4, 2009. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Mt. Harris Baptist Church with Bishop Olin I. Jesse officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Anna/Mt. Harris Cemetery. Mr. Priester, a native of Aiken County, was a Vietnam veteran and a graduate of Martha Schofield High School Class of 1966. He was a member of Mt. Harris Baptist Church, where he served on the male chorus ministry. Survivors include his wife, Joyce M.B. Priester; a daughter, Jessica Priester; a son, Nelson (Tiwana) Priester, Jr.; his mother, Estelle Priester; two sisters, Mattie (Samuel) Walker and Irene (Clay) Jackson; a brother, Harry (Lucille) Priester; three grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence or after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort Street, Aiken, S.C. (803) 648-0134. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-December 9, 2009