Janet Nelson

May 25, 1934 - July 12, 2018
Janet Nelson

Janet Mae “Jan” Nelson, age 84 of Wilmington passed away Thursday July 12, 2018.

She was born in Cloquet, Minnesota on May 25, 1934 to William and Philomena LeVasseur.

Jan was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Wilmington. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastwood Village Home Owners Association and was a Volunteer at Winter Park Elementary School where the children and staff adored her.

Jan will always be remembered, loved and respected by all who were fortunate enough to cross paths with her as she was an extraordinarily kind and gentle soul.

Jan is survived by her husband Dale Nelson; three children, Michelle Nelson, Michael Nelson, and Monique Nelson Ellington. She has five grandchildren, April Mendenhall, Andrea Shaffer, Jeremy Nelson, Ronnie Keene, and Alexandria Keene; and ten great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am Monday July 16, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church. After the Mass, friends are invited to join the family at the home, 1209 Smith Bay Circle West, for a reception.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Mark Catholic Church 1011 Eastwood Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • July 14, 2018
    Sandra Dinapoli says:
    Jan was a loving, caring & giving person. She loved her husband & family very much and was always busy doing things with them. If you new her you loved her. I will truly miss this wonderful lady . RIP beauticul one.❤❤

  • July 14, 2018
    Marc LeVasseur says:
    Aunt Janet always made a point to seek out her nieces and nephews whenever she could. Though distance made it difficult to see each other often, she made sure that we got to know each other. Aunt Janet will be greatly missed.

  • July 14, 2018
    Sharon Bushman says:
    My Aunt Jan meant more to me than just an aunt, she was my mentor as well. I admired her strength, to be taking long walks early every morning, always dressed perfectly, kept in touch with me through the years. She will be sadly missed. I loved her very much. My deepest sympathy to all her family.

  • July 15, 2018
    Sue Joens says:
    Jan's curly hair and smile were her trademarks, and son Michael carries on her endearing friendly manner.

  • July 15, 2018
    Kathy and Paul Wenzel says:
    We feel fortunate to have Jan as a dear friend. We had so many fun times and good memories and we will miss her dearly. Jan was such a sweet and kind person.