Nola Kate Ball Nelson, 92, of Ridgeland died Oct. 25, 2013.

A service of celebration was held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral home on Highland Colony.

Graveside services were held at Lakewood in Jackson.

Kate was born in Louin, in February of 1921. She attended Woman's College in Hattiesburg (now William Carey) and graduated from Mississippi College in 1942. She married Arthur L Nelson, whom she met while he was stationed at the Jackson Army Air Base in 1943.

They were charter members of Broadmoor Baptist Church where she was in leadership positions in Sunday School and WMU and also worked in kindergarten.

After Broadmoor moved to Madison, she joined Colonial Heights where she was an active member of the Sunshine Sunday School Class.

Kate was preceded in death by her husband Art, her parents, Grover and Idell Ball, her brother, Howard, her sister, Bonnie, and her son, Thomas.

Kate is survived by one daughter, Ruth K. Keyes (Sam) of Ridgeland, and four sons: Robert E. Nelson of Tucson, Ariz., Donald A. Nelson (Rachel) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., William H. Nelson (Teresa) of Jackson, and James C. Nelson (Frances) of Madison, one brother, William Edward, twelve grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.