Alexis Clare Lovelace was born in Wichita, Kansas on 10 October 1945. Alexis is the daughter of Clare Alexander “Chick” and Clarice Marvin Lovelace. Chick Lovelace was killed in action in WWII, and Alexis was raised by her mother with help from her grandmothers, Pearl McCleery Lovelace and Nellie Long Marvin. Alexis lived in Enid as a small child and grew up in Oklahoma City where she attended Northwest Classen and graduated from Putnam City High School in 1963. Alexis graduated from Oklahoma University with a B.S. in Art and English Education in 1967. While at Oklahoma University she served on the Sudent Senate and did the publicity for the engineering school. She was active in the Art Committee and her sorority Alpha Phi. It was there at O.U. that she met Mike Nelson at a Kappa Sigma fraternity party. They were married 27 Dec 1966 at St. John's Methodist Church, Oklahoma City in an ice storm. Alexis and Mike moved to Tahlequah, and Alexis did post graduate work at Norteastern University. Alexis and her husband moved to Valdosta, Georgia, and he became an Air Force pilot. Alexis volunteered teaching art classes in the Officers Club. They then moved to Warner Robins, Georgia, and Mike flew supplies into Vietnam and other countries. Alexis gave birth to a baby girl, Michelle, during this time, and they moved to Burkburnette, Texas in 1970 for heliporter training. Then Alexis and Michelle, who was one year old, moved to Oklahoma City while Mike Nelson flew a rescue helicopter in Vietnam. They then moved to Enid for two years and then to Yorba Linda, California, where she had her second baby, a boy named Mitchell, in 1973. They then moved to Muskogee in 1977.
Alexis has been involved in working in her husband’s optometry office and the Muskogee community and her church. She held several offices in PTA, was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, member of the League of Women Voters, on the board of Perspectives Wowen’s Resourse Center, a lifetime member of Service League of Muskogee, board member of Eastern Oklahoma Spelling Bee, head of Joy of Giving Shoppe, a Deacon and Elder at the Presbyterian Church, and an officer in Muskogee Indian Territory Chapter of DAR. Alexis has traveled throughout the United States and to nineteen foreign countries and islands in the Carribean, Mediterranean and English Channel. Her teaching experience has been as a part time GED teacher at Georgia Pacific and Blvd. Christian Church; however, her long time GED teaching was at Grace Episcopal Church where she and Virginia Lipotich taught together 28 years. They had over 550 students complete the program and receive a State of Oklahoma High School Diploma. Alexis is started teaching GED as a volunteer in 2012 at Muskogee County Jail, and she still spends each Wednesday afternoon there.
I like being part of DAR, as we are involved in various patriotic projects. Our DAR chapter is involved in the Naturalization Ceremonies at our local Federal Court House, and we provide a reception for our new citizens. We also help put out flags and wreaths at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. I enjoy being active in my church and my community, and I am excited about the work I have been doing on genealogy. WikiTree has been a really great experience for me, as I joined in March 2017 without much knowledge. I was so excited when my grandmother, Pearl McCleery https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McCleery-119 won photo of the week, and I even cried tears of joy when she won 2018 photo of the year. The trophy Eowyn Langholf sent has a special place in my dining room. I am still a real beginner, but I am gradually getting better with the kind help at WikiTree.
Alexis Lovelace Nelson Family Tree: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Lovelace-Family-Tree-587#
Spouse Mike Nelson: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nelson-12533
Spouse family tree: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Nelson-Family-Tree-12533#
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 21 Jun 2019 at 21:35 GMT Alicia (Bonner) Taylor wrote:
On 21 Jun 2019 at 18:02 GMT Alicia (Bonner) Taylor wrote:
On 17 Jun 2019 at 06:01 GMT Joseph Bratcher wrote:
I was hoping the was a connection, as no one has ever been able to discover the family history past Wesley Hendricks Bratcher b.~1814 either Grayson or Ohio County, The earliest documents on him his his wedding to Nancy Rains. With all the Bratcher history in Grayson and Ohio county from the late 1700 -, there is no known connection to W.H. which leaves me to believe he arrived through indentured servitude or through penalty by the courts. If you have questions on Grayson, must ask. Thanks Cuz
On 15 Jun 2019 at 06:01 GMT Steven Mix wrote:
Alexis Nelson is 9 Degrees from Steven Mix
You are the closest connection I have ever had in WikiTreee!
Mike and I are cousins, through siblings Columbus and Olive Hennen.
On 12 Jun 2019 at 12:35 GMT Adam Rankert wrote:
On 12 Jun 2019 at 12:28 GMT Derlin Clair wrote:
On 7 Jun 2019 at 09:41 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:
Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:
1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.
2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.
3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.
4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.
Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator
On 5 Jun 2019 at 11:56 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:
On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.
First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the Military and War Project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.
Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the main project or a sub-project within the last two months.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator
On 2 Apr 2019 at 18:52 GMT Tim Prince wrote:
On 15 Jan 2019 at 03:51 GMT Lynn (Thorniley) Bensy wrote: