Isabel Virginia Nelson DiLeo, 91, died peacefully on January 25, 2014. Beloved wife for 53 years of the late Dr. Joseph L. DiLeo. Daughter of the late Stella Chloe Foret Nelson and John Pettit Nelson, Sr. Survived by her daughter Susan Caire (Stephen) and son David DiLeo (Jo Ann), her brother Gerard ""Jerry"" Nelson, Sr.; ten grandchildren Kristin, Jeffrey, Scott, Bradley and Susan Ashley Caire; Joseph, Ryan and Sarah DiLeo; Heather and Kandis Thane and eight great grandchildren: Hayden, Blake, Brynn, Riley, Parker, Peyton, Braxton, and Andrew. She is preceded in death by her son Joseph ""Joey"" L. DiLeo, II and her brothers John Pettit, Jr., J. Thomas, Sr, and R. David Nelson. ""Bel"" loved life and to have family and friends together to celebrate. She was a devoted wife and mother and avidly participated in her children's activities. Finally, her crystal boat has come to take her away. She was a president of the St. Jude Society, St. Pius X Mother's Club, St. Pius X Sodality and volunteered at East Jefferson General Hospital. Special thanks to the staff of Pontchartrain Health Care Center and Notre Dame Hospice for the loving care, devotion and attention our mother received. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at ST. MARY MAGDALEN, 6425 West Metairie Avenue, on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12 Noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM at church. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Society, 6425 W. Metairie Ave, Metairie, LA 70003, or
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Isabel Di Leo. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2014