Leonard A. Nelson, Sr

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Leonard Alexander Nelson was born March 13, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio to Henry Leon Nelson and Mildred (Duckett Nelson) Hall.

He graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1977 where he played football. He got a Masonry degree from Columbus State Community College where he had a career in bricklaying. Leonard loved his children and grandchildren, as well as his siblings, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He married Mary Nelson in 1987. They had two sons, Leonard A. Nelson, and Andre Heard.

Leonard A. Nelson is preceded in death by his father, Leon Nelson; brother, Joseph Duckett; grandparents Rachel and Luther Duckett; grandmother, Jessie (Edward) Alexander Nelson.

He leaves to cherish in his memory, his devoted mother, Mildred Hall; sons, Leonard A. Nelson, and Andre Heard; seven granddaughters, Isabella, Taliyah, Selena, Amiyah, Dre’Neq, Dre’Lynn, and Dre’Anna; siblings, Edward and Rachelle Nelson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Leonard will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Saturday, November 5, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. To the Nelson Family: May the Lord comfort the entire family and friends during this time.

    There is really nothing we need to know or even try to understand.
    If we refuse to be discouraged
    and trust God’s guiding hand.
    So take heart and meet each minute
    with faith in God’s great love,
    Aware that every day of life
    is controlled by God above…
    And never dread tomorrow
    or what the future brings,
    Just pray for strength and courage
    and trust God in all things.
    And never grow discouraged
    be patient and just wait
    for “God never comes too early
    and He never comes too late!”


  2. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  3. The Hylton Family

    Rest In Peace Dear Brother,Praying for The Family

  4. Brenda Martin & Gibbs Family

    Our prayers and condolences to the entire Hall and Nelson Family. Weeping may endure through the night but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5 God is close to the broken hearted. Psalms 34:18

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