Nelson Dublin was truly a blessing and an inspiration to anyone who came in contact with him. He was a light and a gift to the world, and loved by all. Those privileged to have known him will tell you how much his life positively impacted them. The love that binds us together is with Nelson in eternity, and remains in all of our hearts.

He recently joined Christian Palace International under the leadership of Prophet Mike, where his intimate and intense worship of God was a beacon for all. Nelson, an activist, spent most of his life advocating for people who were disabled. His acts of kindness included changing housing laws by allowing those with disabilities to live wherever they chose to live in the State of Georgia.

He was also featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution with his mother, Mozell Dublin. They coined the phrase “Absolutely have to be a Better Way.” Because of this, state funds allocated for the disabled in Georgia could no longer be used in other states. He was also a member of a Dekalb County support group, started by his mother, for parents with disabled children. He was an active member of Positive Care, The Smart Place and Just People.

Nelson “BOO” Dublin was born April 12, 1977, to Mr. Nelson Ernesto Dublin, I, and Mrs. Mozell Dublin, in Islip, N.Y. He went to rest in the presence of God on May 1, 2012. His father, Nelson Ernesto Dublin, I, preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted mother, Mozell Brown Dublin; grandmother, Mary Frederico; sisters, Angela Duckworth (Tony); Valerie McDonald; Letha Marshall; brother, Michael Brown (Antoinette), and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends at Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home, located at 681 North Ave., Jonesboro, Ga., on

Sunday, May 6, between the hours of 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, at 1 p.m., in the funeral home’s chapel. Interment will follow in the Sherwood Memorial Park cemetery, Jonesboro, Ga.