Beulah Bea O. Nilsson 79 of Homer passed away September 11, 2009 at home after a courageous battle with cancer, and then peacefully went home to be with the Lord.
She was born near Parkersburg, West Virginia on July 18, 1930, the ninth child of twelve children to the late John and Ollie Clegg.
After receiving her bachelors in Bible form the Chattanooga Bible College, she served as a missionary to the then Belgian Congo for 4 years. Her love of the Bible and its meanings meant a great deal to her and her faith in Jesus Christ was real.
Bea loved to travel and has visited more the 60 countries. She had that extra gift in telling stories that would make you laugh.. In the early 200s she formed the Jazzy Belles of the Red Hat Society in Cortland, and served as their Queen for five years.
Survivors are her loving husband of 48 years Stanley, her children Brandt Nilsson Lisa (Matthew) Belknap, and Eric Nilsson, her 5 grand children, siblings Helen, Bette and Donald of Ohio, Delbert of Arkansas and many nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday Sept15, 2009 on the north lawn of the Nilsson Home 4629 Cosmos Hill Road with the Reverend Fran Cochran of the McGrawville Baptist officiating . Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery Homer.
Friends are invited to call one hour prior to the service
Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Eric, although I did not know your family well, I knew them to be very, very good people. Please except my symphany for you and yours on this sad occasion. I pray all of your family is, and will always be well and under the care of our Lord. Take care....sam David V. Sampson
Our prayers go out to the whole family. After losing a brother after a long illness as well as losing a beloved father suddenly, I know that no matter how much you prepare yourself for the eventuality, it is never easy to loss a loved one. We pray that the happy memories help you to deal with your sorrow. God Bless Julie and John Ryan
Louise and I extend our sympathies to the Nilsson family on the passing of Beulah. We have many happy memories of Stan and Beulah and our days at Homer Baptist. I shall never forget the wonderful Christmas fellowship at your home and Stan singing "Two Turtle Doves" to the 12 Days of Christmas. Stan, God Bless. Lisa, many thanks for playing the "Night of Nights" Christmas Cantata. That was such a memorable night for me. We miss our dear friends in central N.Y. Dave & Louise Crankshaw Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Dear Stan and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this difficult time. As people of faith, you know that you will meet again. "Death is mot extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." May your many happy memories comfort you. Ruth King
Dear Stan, I know your heart is sad and so isn't mine for there never could be a dearer sister than Bea, I miss her so much and try to remember that we will see her again someday. I try to keep in mind all the good times which were so many. I pray for you and the kids as well as her loved one left behind . Loving all of you sis Helen