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February 20, 1951 ~ May 27, 2021 (age 70)


JoAnn Verde Nelson passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the age of 70. She was the daughter of the late Carl and May Gerdes Verde.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Stephen J. Nelson, Sr; her daughter, Wanda N. Smith (Rocky); her sons, Stephen J. Nelson, Jr. and Duke W. Nelson; her grandchildren, Nathan Ray Smith and Lexie Marie Smith, who affectionately called her “Maw-Maw”; her great-granddaughter, Ivy Rose Smith; her sisters, Debbie V. Perniciaro and Charlotte Havens. Also, sisters and brothers; Diane, Charmaine, Brenda, Terry, Armond, and Roy(deceased). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
She was an educator for many years at Metairie Academy.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm at Garden of Memories, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, La 70001; followed by a prayer service. She will be laid to rest in Garden of Memories cemetery.
The family would like to express their gratitude to East Jefferson General Hospital and Fresenius Kidney Care and all her doctors for the wonderful care they provided throughout the years.

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