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Elizabeth Acosta-Nelson


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Elizabeth Acosta-Nelson

ELIZABETH ACOSTA-NELSON, 64, also known as “Peewee,” was called home on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at her home in Roswell, NM. In honor of Elizabeth’s wishes, no services will be held. Celebrate Elizabeth’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.

On July 4, 1955, Elizabeth was born in Artesia, NM, to Amelio and Pauline Acosta. She married Billy Nelson on December 1, 1972, who preceded her in death. Elizabeth was outgoing, always gregarious, sociable, and friendly. She was full of astounding energy, enthusiasm, and kindred spirit and lived life to its fullest. Elizabeth was a retired homemaker who enjoyed shopping, cooking, and taking care of her family. Her most memorable moments were being around family and having family gatherings; everybody loved her potato salad and sweet potato pies. Elizabeth looked forward to going to bingo and the casinos with her very special sister/cousin, Angie Gonzales of Bakersfield, CA. She enjoyed being with her children, grandsons, and great-grandchildren. Elizabeth loved to watch her grandsons play sports. She will be remembered for her incredible charisma, uniqueness, fearlessness, and the way she could captivate people and their hearts.

SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish memories of Elizabeth are her three children: daughter, Yvette Whiteside and companion Stacie Freman of Roswell, NM; sons: Jesse Smiley and Robert Smiley both of Roswell, NM; six grandsons: Michael Nelson and companion Desaray Barraza, Nicholas Whiteside and companion Audrey Prudencio, Bishop Whiteside and companion Caitlyn Sharkey, Kenneth Ray Whiteside, and JoJo Freman all of Roswell, NM; special Godson, Sheridan Jobe her “Cha Cha” of Albuquerque, NM; eight great-grandchildren: Kaiyah Nelson, Sir Nelson, Alaysia Nelson, Jayden Whiteside, Nikolai Whiteside, Mia Whiteside, Niklaus Whiteside; seven siblings: her oldest sister, Louise Vaquez and husband Johnny of Kansas, MO; brothers: Johnny Acosta, whom preceded her in death and wife Janie Acosta of Roswell, NM, Conrad Acosta and wife Becky Acosta of Decater, TX, Nick Acosta and wife Sharon of Kansas, MO; sisters: Dora Deleon and husband Chris of Artesia, NM, Loretta Martinez of Roswell, NM, Ruby Perez and companion Charles Hoss of Artesia, NM; and Sonia Acosta of Artesia, NM; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews that she adored.

PRECEDED: Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Nelson; first great-granddaughter Nyah Nelson; Amelio and Pauline Acosta; brothers-in-law: Mike Perez of Artesia, NM, and Alfred Martinez of Roswell, NM.

“We have lost a Pilar in our family but gained a Guardian Angel.”

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Psalms 23 (KJV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down

in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


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