Sister Henrietta Pauley Nelson, retired educator, born to Hartwell and Helen Jackson, resides in her hometown of Darlington, South Carolina. Her elementary and high school years were spent attending Darlington County Schools. Harbison Junior College and Hampton Institute (University) were the undergraduate institutions of higher learning that she attended, receiving her BS degree from Hampton and her M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina.
After teaching for two years in Virginia, Sister Nelson returned home as the first female physical education teacher at her beloved Mayo High School, then as a caseworker with the Department of Social Services. She returned to the Darlington County School District because of her love for education and served in several capacities: EMH teacher, assistant principal of Spring Elementary School, coordinator of the Alternative School, and principal of Cain, Brockington and Pate Elementary Schools until her retirement in 1996.
Sister Nelson presently serves the historic Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church as Coordinator of Christian Education where she has known four of the eight pastors who have led Macedonia for these 149 years.
Sister Nelson has a son, a daughter, and one granddaughter