Crystal Joan “Cookie” Nelson, 61, of Kankakee, IL, passed away at 5:25 P.M. Thursday January 3, 2019 in Kankakee, IL.  She was born May 22, 1957, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Lucy Floyd Cross.

She is survived by her mother; two sisters, Patricia Pickett of Hoopeston, IL and Pamela Lindsey of Hoopeston, IL; three brothers, John (Paula) Cross of Scottsdale, AZ, Stanley Eugene Cross of Hoopeston, IL, and Michael Cross of Hoopeston, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jeff and Dora Floyd and one sister, Marcia Bradshaw.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 9, 2019 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Please visit to view Crystal’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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