Minister Warren A. Nelson Sr., 64, of Mauriceville, passed from this life into the arms of his savior on Tuesday, August 2, from his home.

Services to remember and honor his life will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, at the Calvary’s Purchase Church, 8257 Highway 87 North in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Linscomb, pastor of the church.

Rite of committal will follow services at Prien Memorial Park in Lake Charles. A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the church. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Warren was born on July 23, 1947 in Lake Charles, La. to his parents, Earnest Nelson and Sarah (Ottinger) Nelson.

He had lived in the Orange area for the last 26 years where he worked as a process operator at the Lanxess plant in Orange before retiring in 2006.

He was a member and an associate minister with the Calvary’s Rurchase Church in Orange. Mr. Nelson was ordained as minister on July 23, 2008 by the World Ministry Fellowship, he was considered a great worship leader and he was also a former associate minister with Serenity Oaks Ministries in Mauriceville.

Warren enjoyed being on the water, fishing and playing golf, which he did since the age of ten. He was a very even tempered man who had a good sense of humor and he enjoyed helping others.

Warren is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Deanna Denise Nelson; his sisters, Kathy Daughtry, Jerry Davis and Betty Hannagrif; his brothers, Jim Nelson, Robert Nelson and Donald Nelson.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Suzanne Nelson of Mauriceville; his two sons, Warren A. Nelson Jr. and Todd Douglas Nelson both of Orange; his sisters, Pat Wardell of Mesquite, Texas and Bonnie Fritz of Washington, D.C.; his grandchildren, Curt Nelson, Jacqueline Nelson, Kaylyn Nelson, Jasmine Nelson, Candice Harris and Elizabeth Morris. Warren is also survived by numerous extended family.

Honoring Warren as pallbearers are Warren A. Nelson Jr., Todd Douglas Nelson, Steve Neal, Darrell Conner, Chad Kibodeaux, Jerry Smith and Bob Berry. Honorary pallbearers are Glenn Landry and Jay Brinson.

For those who desire memorial donations, the family has asked that donations in memory of Warren be made to the Southeast Texas Food Bank, 3845 South Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Beaumont, Texas 77705-4114, 409-839-8777,