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Shelby Reen Nelson passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Shelby was born on October 11, 2020 to her parents Sara (Woods) and James Nelson, and from the moment she arrived was the love of their lives. James had always wanted a baby girl and his dreams were realized. From the second he laid his eyes on his perfect little lady, he was in love. Shelby had him wrapped around her perfect little beautiful finger. Sara and Shelby were inseparable. Shelby would follow Sara from room to room. She gave the best hugs and her giggle and smile would make Sara’s heart melt. Shelby’s best friend in the whole world was her pug “big brother”, Jax. She had her daddy’s blonde hair and her mommy’s eyes. Shelby was, and is, their whole world.

Shelby was the beloved granddaughter of Sally and Mike Woods; Doris and Gary Nelson; great granddaughter of the late Sally and Jack Murphy and Ann Olivenne and William Woods; Carolyn Smith (late Hugh) and Janet Nelson (late James). Shelby is also survived by her Aunts, Christine Spor (Richard) & Melanie Morgan (John); Uncle Michael Woods (Emily) along with many cousins and extended family members.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend her visitation on Friday, July 23, 2021 at John F. Fluehr & Sons located at 3301 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149 from 6-8pm.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in Shelby’s name to the American SIDS Institute at

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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