In the early morning hours of May 8, 2019 we lost one of the most charismatic, beautiful, and loving people any of us have ever known. Laura Elaine Nelson of Mt. Pleasant born January 16, 1957 in Washington, D.C. to parents Norman and Nancy Strader. Finally found peace after many years of pain. She is survived by her husband Gerald R. Nelson of Mt Pleasant and her youngest daughter Mikaila May-Nelson. Her other children are John T May, Nancy Jean and her husband Billy Matheny and Scott T May. Her grandchildren William B. Corum, Jr, Carisma Carlson, Layla May, Jacob Matheny, Christopher Matheny andJackson May. Her Mother and Father in law Gerald & Brenda Nelson of West Palm Beach, Fl. Her Brothers and sisters. Stephen and Machiel Strader, Chris Strader (Lori), John T Strader, Mj Drea, Dale Nelson (Bonnie), Mark Nelson, Rick Nelson and Bruce Dory. Nephews Steven Strader (Ann) their children Kristian, Austin, Logan and Caitlynn. Alex May (Tami) and Nieces Kelly Mercado (Chris) their children Jacob and Noah also Sydney Strader and daughter Anastasia. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 to 6PM Sunday at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mt. Pleasant. The family request no service. Please visit Laura's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook.