In Memory of

Roger R. Nelson

January 24, 1942 - December 31, 2018


Roger R. Nelson, 76, reached his ultimate goal to be with Jesus on December 31, 2018. He pastored for 42 years at several churches in Missouri. He married Mary Jane in 1965, then quit his job as a supervisor at Avon to attend seminary. They were called to serve at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Harrisonville. Later, he became the Assistant Pastor at the First Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. From there he became pastor of Bales Baptist in KCMO. In 1976, he became pastor of the Lone Jack Baptist Church for 28 years, then retired.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane; 2 sons, Jason, and his wife Gabi and Jonathan; brother, Paul; and two grandchildren, Autumn and Sage.

A memorial service will be Saturday January 5, 2019 at the Lone Jack Baptist Church beginning at 10:00am.


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Roger was my best friend and truly a brother in Christ. My heart is saddened because I was looking forward to another visit when I got back. Then again, I am happy for him as now he gets to hear the voice of Christ first hand. God used Roger for His glory in life on earth, and now as a result of his new life in heaven. Gods blessings.

Grace and peace to my brother in Christ. Roger was the motivator and encourager I needed as a young man, husband and father. His faithful teaching of the Word, friendship and leadership inspired many to be faithful in their walk with Christ. I look forward to spending eternity with you in heaven enjoying the greatness of God and His beautiful creation on the New Earth talking and sharing. Thanks be to God for His faithfulness in this life and eternity.

Mary Jane and family
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers come to you. When we came back home to Missouri you all were so gracious and helpful to us. He is with our Lord and so involved. God bless. Dennis Betty Rachelle Ben and Michelle

So sorry to hear this news. Although I am sure Roger is celebrating in heaven, it is hard for family left behind. My prayers are with Mary Jane, the boys, and the rest of the family. He was such a staple in Lone Jack for so long. God bless your family.
Kathy and Kerry Meyer

I am so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He touched so many lives including ours! He is in his eternal home now. I wonder what he and Keith are chatting about! Prayers for all of you!

Mary Jane, so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I know that he was a excellent Pastor to his church family and friends. Life has marched on so fast, but now Roger is at peace and is in the presence of the master. Prayers for you and the family.

We send our deepest sympathy, Mary Jane. I remember the roses he always sent to you at PV. You have precious memories. You and your family are in our prayers. H

Blessings to you Mary Jane and all of your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. What a wonderful tribute the memorial service was for Roger…how wonderful to hear how he was used by God to touch so many lives. Our family also shares so many fabulous memories of Roger and how he ministered to us all throughout the years. We count both of you as precious friends. My fondest memory of him is when he came to help my sister and her husband when Danny was undergoing treatment for his lung cancer. It was a very hot day outside that day and I remember watching Roger push mow the entire acreage by hand! He certainly put hands and feet into his ministry! I still have the bookmark and wooden cross that he brought back for his church members from the Holy Land. May he be an inspiration to us all on how to minister to others!!!

Was so very sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of Roger and Mary Jane when he was our pastor at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He married us in 1966 at this church. Years later we went to a revival he was preaching at and he passed out little metal crosses that he brought back from his trip that I still carry in my billfold. Prayers for Mary Jane and his family.


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, January 5, 2019