W. Kimberley Nelson, 72, of Farmingdale passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was born and raised in Staten Island. Kimberley attended St. John Lutheran School and graduated from the Staten Island Academy. She loved music and played piano for many years and even played the bagpipes when she went to college for a short time at Monmouth College in Illinois. Kimberly later finished her college studies at Utica College where she received both her bachelor’s of arts degree and her master’s in education. She then moved to Georgia where she taught as a pre-school teacher for 5 years. Kimberley returned to Staten Island and went to work for many years as an Assistant Accountant for Methods Research, Ultimate Office, and Tech Products, Inc., both in Farmingdale, New Jersey and Staten Island. She was a major contributor to her Church community. Kimberley participated in the choir and was the director of the bell ringing for many years for First United Methodist Church, Farmingdale. In her younger years growing up, she loved arts and crafts and enjoyed helping her mother teach art classes to the neighborhood children. Kimberley was very creative and would arrange for family skits during the holidays every year. She would sing at all family occasions and even sung acapella at her mother’s funeral in 2021. Kimberley was loved by all who knew her and will be remembered by her generous nature, heart of gold, and selfless acts.
She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth W. Nelson, I and Carey Boone Nelson; and brother-in-law, Richard D. Schubart. Kimberley is survived by her five siblings, Caren Nelson Schubart, Kenneth W. Nelson, II, Keith R. Nelson, Kyle Nelson Galante, and Craig W. Nelson; 17 nieces and nephews; and 12 great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 9:00 AM memorial service on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church, 8 Main Street, Farmingdale. Inurnment will be private. All arrangements are under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com