In memory of
Aliyah Gabrielle Nelson, 11, of Gastonia, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. She was born July 3, 2003, native of Gaston County, the daughter of Curtis Von Nelson and Cheryl De-Marques, of Gastonia. Aliyah was a student at Holbrook Middle School in Lowell. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: sister, Israel Nelson, of Gastonia; grandmother, Marla Whelchel, of Salina, Kansas; aunts, Kari Nelson and Jason Goldman, of Lawrence, Kan.; Kimberly and Mario Anest, of Texas; Crystal and Karl Pentz, of Cramerton; uncles, Christopher DeMarques and Keith Dunn, both of Gastonia. She was preceded in death by: grandfathers, William Nelson and Charles DeMarques; grandmother, Wanda Taggart and cousin, Logan Pentz. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Bethlehem Church, 3100 Bethlehem Church St., Gastonia. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston Humane Society - P.O. Box 2334, Gastonia, NC 28053-2334. Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia. A guest book is available to sign online at www.GreeneFuneral.com.
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