Gwendolyn A. Primas

August 17, 1950 ~ September 11, 2018 (age 68)

Ms. Gwendolyn Primas, of Milledgeville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Coliseum Medical Center, Macon, Georgia.

Funeral services were be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM from the Union Baptist Church, Milledgeville, Georgia. Interment was held in the Heritage Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Georgia.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Atlean Primas, affectionately called “Gwen” was born on 17th August 1950 in Milledgeville, Georgia, Baldwin County to the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Mary Elizabeth Nelson. Just before the dawn of day on 11 September 2018, Gwen quietly transitioned to Her Heavenly Home.

Preceding Gwendolyn’s Homegoing was one brother, Mr. Anthony Antonio Nelson, a sister, Ms. Constance Maria Nelson and her husband, Mr. Larry Primas.

Early in Life, Gwendolyn attended the public schools of Baldwin County and was an avid athlete at the former Boddie Junior High School where she was a cheerleader and a basketball player.

Choosing at an early age to follow Christ, she became a Member of Union Baptist Church City, where she was a member of the Gospel Choir. Her love for singing and lifting the name of Jesus, also inspired her to become a member of the Sweet Chariots which allowed her to travel and perform at various churches in the surrounding areas.

Gwendolyn had a true zest for life and had many accomplishments in life, but those dear to her heart were: The Order of Eastern Star~American Legion Auxiliary Post 523~ NAACP ~ SCLC and The CB Club.

Her employment with the State of Georgia (Central State Hospital) for many years, allowed her to touch the lives of so many disabled children and adults. Upon her retirement, she would often be found returning to see the clients she lovingly called “Her Children”.   

Gwendolyn was an affectionate person who lived, loved and believed that respect was earned not given, that you should treat people the way you want to be treated and to never looked down on anyone unless you were giving them your hand to pull them up. She poured herself into the community and to those whom she considered friends and to those she loved deeply.

Two Nephews preceded her in death: Sean Maurice Hall and Anthony Antonio Nelson (Milledgeville, Georgia).

Her memory and the love she shared with so many will be missed and greatly cherished for many years to come by her only child, Pamela Denice Trawick; one granddaughter, Cassieta Igelsias Trawick; one grandson, Donald Carlton Reaves, Jr., all of Birmingham, AL; one brother, James Louis Nelson (Jacquelyn), of Milledgeville, GA; two sisters: Angela Elizabeth Hall, of Macon, GA, Denice Nelson, Milledgeville, GA; nieces: Felicia Michelle Hall, of Marietta, GA, Constance Maria Lewis (Felix), of Marietta, GA, Jocelyn Denice Nelson, of Atlanta, GA, two nephews: James Mathew Nelson, of Atlanta, GA, Nelson Alexander Hall, of Macon, GA, two great nephews: Carlton Cyril Hartry (Dominique), of Macon, GA, Quinterious Jermaine Speights, of Marietta, GA, three great nieces: Amber Michelle Nelson, of Milledgeville, GA, September Jamar Maria Lewis, of Marietta, GA, Amber Hall, of Milledgeville, GA, one great-great nephew, Cyril Dyson Hartry, of Macon, GA; devoted cousins: Norman Bolston (Carla), of Fayetteville, NC, Jenetta Bailey (Aaron), of Milledgeville, GA, Pastor Phillip Jones (Brenda), of Menifee, CA, Charlotte Laverne Kilgore, of Moreno Valley, CA, Vickie Nelson-Edwards, of Milledgeville, GA, Velzalae Nelson- Chambers, of Milledgeville, GA, Sheba Nelson, of Milledgeville, GA, George Evans, Jr. (Ms. Tee), of Milledgeville, GA, Bonita Ann Mitchell (Roland), of Macon, GA, Dale Marie Evans, of Macon, GA, Melvin Little, of Milledgeville, GA; friends: Margaret Bolston, of Milledgeville, GA, Sadie Roberson, of Milledgeville, GA, Bertha Potts-Smith, of Milledgeville, GA; Very Devoted Friend and Cousin, Geraldine Holloway (Hal), of Milledgeville, GA.

Others who shall mourn her passing will be the many lifetime friends and family members who shared a part in her life journey.

In lieu of flowers and food, please make contributions to BO's Camp Grace, Roberta, Georgia.

Donations may be made to:

BO'S Camp Grace
2559 Walkers Chapel Road, Roberta GA 31078

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