In Memory

Sister Rose Gemma (Merlyn-Anne) Nelson

Sister Merlyn-Anne Nelson

From the founding community of Nazareth
Entered into eternal life on October 28, 2011 at the age of 83 years,
celebrating 62 years of religious life.

We commend Sister Merlyn-Anne to your prayers.
Written in 2009 for 60 year Jubilee
Sister Merlyn-Anne entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Rita Parish in Detroit on July 1, 1949. Music was Sister Merlyn-Anne’s gift. She taught music and religious education in many places, including thirteen years teaching classroom music for the Detroit School System. After coming home to Nazareth, Sister Merlyn-Anne played daily at mass and at local nursing homes and area churches. Now residing at Borgess Nursing Home, Sister Meryln-Anne reflects on her life as a Sister of St. Joseph and the grace and blessings of these sixty years.