Leslee Ann Nelson (nee Pomatto), age 76, of South Wilmington, Illinois passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at her home. She was born March 4, 1946 in Joliet, Illinois, to the late Francis “Bud” Secondo and Cele Lorraine (nee Cinotto) Pomatto. She graduated from Coal City High School with the class of 1964. She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Coal City. Leslee was a dental assistant for most of her life. She and her husband, Dr. James A. Nelson, operated a dental office in Coal City for many years. After Jim’s retirement, she worked for Dr. Kevin Gallagher’s dental office in Plainfield, where she eventually retired. Christmas was Leslee’s most favorite holiday. She always enjoyed crafting homemade Christmas gifts and holiday baking, but most of all she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren making G-Shaft candy. Surviving are her husband, Dr. James A. Nelson, whom were together 42 years and married for 29 of those years; two daughters, Nicole (John) Corneglio and Marti (David) Bafia, both of South Wilmington; three grandchildren, Joey Corneglio, Gavin and Marissa Bafia; brother-in-law, Richard (the late Linda) Nelson of OR; and dear friends, Kathy Brown and JoAnn Burns, along with many other close friends. Cremation rites were accorded. Memorial visitation for Leslee was at the R. W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Monday, October 10, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7:00 p.m. Inurnment will be private in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wil-mington, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations directed to Lightways Hospice, Parkinson’s Foundation, or the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. For more information and to visit her online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpatter sonfuneralhomes.com or find us on Facebook.