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Janet Mae ‘Jan’ Nelson, 84, volunteered at Winter Park Elementary School

Janet Mae 'Jan' Nelson
Janet Mae ‘Jan’ Nelson

WILMINGTON — Janet Mae ‘Jan’ Nelson, 84, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018.

She was born May 25, 1934, in Cloquet, Minnesota, 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 Homeowners 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; and 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 10 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 16, 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, please send memorial donations to St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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