Jamarkus Nelson

Obituary of Jamarkus Wesley Nelson

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Funeral services for Jamarkus Wesley Nelson, age 15, of Wedowee will be held on Monday, May 27, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Randolph County High School gymnasium with Bro. Anthony Hixson officiating.  Burial will follow at Skyview Memorial Gardens with Benefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00-8:00 PM on Sunday, May 26, 2024.  Jamarkus will lie in state at the RCHS gym on Monday beginning at 10:00 AM.

Jamarkus passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024, in Wedowee.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Shenikia Nelson and Senterrell Robinson of Wedowee; his father and stepmother, Christopher Laran and Telma Boyd Parker of Wedowee; grandparents, Henry and Melinda Nelson of Wedowee; grandmother, Sara Lawson of Alexander City; great-grandmother, Canda Marable of Wedowee; Godfather, Charles Wesley Wright of Roanoke; six sisters, Ta’Liya Nelson, Aceeanna McNeil, Senterrica Lawson, Megan Parker, Raquel Joiner, and Queena Crayton; six brothers, Jamarion Nelson, Caleb Parker, J’Marion Marable, D’Morrise Bledsoe, T.J. Green, and Keenan Daniel; special uncle, Timothy Nelson; special aunts, Betty Calloway and Elizabeth Reed; and aunts and uncles, Denise Glenn, Brandy Drummond, and Charles Damon Parker. 

Jamarkus was preceded in death by an uncle, Jamar Nelson; an aunt, Karren Parker Turner; grandparents, Al Lawson and Charles & Charlotte Parker; and great-grandparents, Lera Robertson, William Thomas Robertson, and Arthur Marable.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Cook, Dre Lewis, Daniel Holder, Sammy Hudson, and Jacob Jenson.

A Wedowee native, Jamarkus was born on January 16, 2009, the son of Christopher Laran Parker and Shenikia Nelson.  He was a member of Weathers Heights Church of Christ and had just completed his freshman year of high school at RCHS.  During his brief presence, he spent his time in positive ways – his biggest love was his love of music.  He loved to sing. Jamarkus got up in the morning singing and went to bed singing.  He also loved to play the piano and guitar.  Jamarkus had a heart of gold.  He would give you the shirt off his back and the shoes off his feet if needed.  Jamarkus never met a stranger.  He absolutely loved people and wanted to help everyone.  Jamarkus loved his parents so much and he loved to ride.  There was never a time when his mom left home without him and his Bluetooth speaker.  My mother, Melinda Nelson, had nicknamed him Radio because he took his Bluetooth speaker with him everywhere he went.  As life continued and other fond memories evolved, time spent with family and friends will leave special memories in our hearts.

To all of Jamarkus’ special friends, just know that he loves you.

Memorials may be floral.




3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 26, 2024
Benefield Funeral Home
17624 Highway 431
Wedowee, Alabama, United States

Funeral services

11:00 am
Monday, May 27, 2024
RCHS gymnasium
Woodland Avenue
Wedowee, Alabama, United States


Skyview Memorial Gardens
Highway 431
Roanoke, Alabama, United States
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