Johnathan Charles Nelson, 33, artist whose specialty was jewelry design

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Johnathan Charles Nelson
Johnathan Charles Nelson

Johnathan Charles Nelson, of Wilmington, died Monday, July 6, 2015, at the age of 33.

He was born in Rock Island County, Illinois on Dec. 8, 1981, the son of Kathie Mallek Nelson and the late Randy Nelson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of six years, Shelley Sanderson Nelson and their son, Cash-Randall Sanderson Nelson (4 ½); mother, Kathie Nelson; brother, Jeff Nelson; in-laws, Richard and Sandra Sanderson; brother-in-law, Eric Sanderson; sister-in-law, Stuart Sanderson; grandfather-in-law, James Dixon; extended family members, Chris and Rick Bacus, Greg and Jessica Thorpe, Alix Thorpe, Brandy Bacus Dykes, Garrett Hillburn, Dalton Hillburn and Sean Nelson; best friends, Dan Boostrom and Jason Clark; and aunt, Tim Riggs.

John was a very artistic, creative and talented person with his specialty being jewelry design. He also loved cars and motorcycles and especially his four dogs, Terrapin, Kahlanna, Grunt and Rowa. He will be missed by those whose lives he touched along his way.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to: J. Nelson College Fund for Cash, Gofundme.com/yyM7FS4V.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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