Jens Christian (Chris) Nielsen III


Jens Christian (Chris) Nielsen III
Jens Christian (Chris) Nielsen III

Jens Christian (Chris) Nielsen III, 87, of Amarillo, TX passed away on April 21, 2022.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 P.M., Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 25, 2022, at Memory Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Born 12-02-1934, New Orleans, LA

Passed 04-21-2022, Amarillo, TX

Spouse: Debra Ann Nielsen (whom Chris says he met in prison)

Parents: Jens Christian Nielsen II and Thelma Valentine Armstrong Nielsen

Siblings: Nyles Nielsen and wife Carol, Thelma Taylor and husband Dave, Bess Potts and husband Roger (both deceased)

Children: Christy and family, CJ (Carol Jean) and family, David and family, Catherine and family, and Kathleen Nielsen

Many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren


Military Service and career highlights:

Retired US Navy having been stationed at NAS New Orleans and Joint Reserve Base Bell Chase

Dalhart Prison System (1995-2000) Achieved status of Sgt. (Met his bride there)

Insurance Agent

Member of International Society of Poets

Bill Glass Prison Ministry


Chris passed away due to health-related complications.  Just as he dealt with all experiences in life, Chris dealt with his illness with strength and grace.  He wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones and family as possible. Chris always aimed to make people feel welcomed, whether by volunteering to help someone, offering sage advice, a silly joke, or just being supportive to loved ones.  He had a passion and a gift for writing and sharing poems that the LORD had given him.  He delighted in creating and giving scripture memory cards, lapel pins and keepsake memorabilia.

During his final days, and at the time of his passing, he was at home with his loving wife, Debra, whom he loved very much

In lieu of flowers, to honor Chris’s memory, Debra requests that you take a close friend or relative, or your favorite loved one, out to coffee, lunch or dinner.  Enjoy a laugh, a smile, a hug, a memory, and remember Chris.  Don’t take a moment for granted! Spend quality time with your loved ones and like Chris, make everyone a friend.  The time on Earth is but a fleeting moment, make it count.

One Reply to “Jens Christian (Chris) Nielsen III”

  1. Chris was a very caring man. Although we never met face to face, he shared poems and other keepsakes with me. Rest in The Lords Arms Chris. We’re praying for Debra.

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