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Stacey Smith

Jay E. Nelson

August 20, 1941 - September 02, 2019

Please RSVP for Mr. Wonderful's Celebration of Life on November 17th at Joe Jost's in Long Beach through the Events button. We have created this GatheringUs memorial to celebrate his memory, collect stories and share photos. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

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  • Asif Merchant
    I met Jay when he and Maria started dating. We spent many hours discussing the African continent, drinking wine and whiskey. He always wanted to make a trip with me to Africa, especially the DRC, where I grew up. I'm sorry we never made it.

    Rest well...  more
  • Kitty Williamson
    We met in 1975, became good friends, and stayed in touch even as our lives went different ways. Years later he gave wise advice about my teenage son, telling me about another young man who did much the same stupid stuff.....himself. Jay assured me that...  more
  • Jeanette Bessent
    Remembrances from Anna Bessent:

    -He gave me a lesson on how to eat a hamburger like a lady, cut it in half and use the toothpick.
    -A gambling video game, told me you have to bet big money to win big money.
    -Driving, he warned me about being aware of...  more
  • Jeanette Bessent
    What fun we had with Mr. Wonderful and Miss Maria celebrating Paul and Stephanie’s wedding. Jay was a part of our children’s lives from the very beginning. He is missed.
  • Remy Nelson
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  • Mindy Nelson
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  • Jay McCarthy
    Some family you’re born with, others you choose, then there are the ones that sneak up on you and you feel like they just belong there. Jay Nelson was that to me. Thanks for all the good times, the whacky questions, the witty comebacks, and the...  more
  • Jay McCarthy
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  • Geoff Nelson
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  • Geoff Nelson
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  • megan bell
    Throughout the time I took care of Jay I got to know and love the man he was. My second day with him he asked me, “what do you know about stocks?” I replied “nothing” he then asked me to grab a pen and paper (we all know how many pens he had) and...  more
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    • megan bell
      Stacey Smith Beautiful and on point. THANK YOU!
      • October 25, 2019
    • megan bell
      Geoff Nelson Awesome!!! Yes on point for sure!!!
      • October 25, 2019
    • megan bell
      Olga Feld I met Jay many years ago through my very good friend, Maria. I remember one time our group met at the Hollywood Bowl, where we had a picnic. That day I realized how fun and witty Jay was, always a gentleman and very nice person to be around. Now he's...  more
      • November 7, 2019
  • Mindy Nelson
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  • Stacey Smith
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