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Joseph L. Nelson Jr. July 7, 1972 -- Dec. 10, 2005

Services for Joseph L. Nelson Jr. of Buffalo, a satellite TV technician, will be at noon Friday in Calvary Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 1007 Ellicott St., after a wake at 11 a.m.

Mr. Nelson died unexpectedly Saturday in Erie County Medical Center. He was 33.

He was born in Buffalo and graduated from South Park High School, where he also played basketball.

He worked as a satellite TV technician for DirecTV.

Mr. Nelson was a community activist who organized neighborhood picnics. He also played basketball in church leagues, parks and gyms around the city.

Survivors, all of Buffalo, include his wife, Sharese; three daughters, Tajae, Tia and Arianna; two sons, Joseph III and Jayln; his parents, Joseph and Wanda; a brother, Drex; and a grandmother, Connie Williams.


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