Glynda Charlene Nelson Farmer

By STAFF,

Glynda Charlene Nelson Farmer

69, Wilmington, N.C.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington, N.C., for Glynda Charlene Nelson Farmer, 69, who passed into her heavenly home on March 6 after having spent the day surrounded by friends and family.  Rev. Doug Lain and Lydia Farmer Hicks officiated at the services with special music provided by Chris and Michael Nelson, as well as a recording of Dr. Sidney Buckley, Glynda’s cousin, singing My God is Real. At the end of the service, family members placed dirt from Mississippi on her casket to keep her close to her Southern home.

She was born on Oct. 27, 1949, to Glen and Charlean Buckley Nelson in Columbia. She graduated from New Hanover High School in 1968 and attended Miller Motte before working at Daniels Construction Company.   

She began her life in the small community of Goss. A few years later, her family moved to Baton Rouge and then moved to Wilmington in 1961. While she was a devoted North Carolinian, she was fiercely proud of her Mississippi roots. She enjoyed gardening, antiques and spending time with her close friends. What she loved most was her family. She was immensely proud of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Tom Farmer.

Survivors include her parents, Glen and Charlean Nelson of Goss; daughters, Malinda Hall (Jason) of Surf City, N.C., and Catherine McLamb of Wilmington, N.C.; the apples of her eye, granddaughters, Sydney and Peyton Hall of Surf City; sister, Josie Conerly (Tommy) of Columbia; brother, Chris Nelson (Sherri) of Scotts Hill, N.C.; brother-in-law, Carl H. Farmer Jr. (Wanda) of Wilmington; nieces, Kim Barnes (Scott), Kerry Foreman (Craig), Olivia Nelson and Carla Weiss (Mark); nephews, Mason Nelson (Kelly) and Michael Nelson and many family and friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Nelson, Henry Hicks, Andrew Hicks, Jay Long, D.J. Farmer and Mark Weiss.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the loving care Glynda received from the staff at the Zimmer Cancer Center and Lower Cape Fear Hospice, both in Wilmington, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice at 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.