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Our belief at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel in Ashland, Virginia, holds that remarkable individuals deserve equally memorable tributes. To that end, we create customized funeral ceremonies that best reflect the passions and pursuits of a lifetime.

Beautiful tributes inspired by life

Inspire us with stories of a favorite pastime, a lifelong hobby or defining characteristic, and our professional funeral directors will integrate meaningful elements into a personalized tribute. Host an exclusive gallery opening featuring notable works from the amateur photographer who never put her camera down, with keepsake prints for guests in attendance. Premiere a video tribute to the family film buff, in a red carpet atmosphere with reserved seating and their favorite movie candy. Flexible reception space, vast creative resources and your imagination mean the possibilities are virtually endless.

Of course, traditional religious funerals remain a timeless option. As contemporary celebrations of life gain acceptance, you may choose to integrate elements of both to create your perfect tribute. Those who choose cremation can select a viewing before optional burial of cremated remains. Our interfaith chapel welcomes guests of all cultural backgrounds with warmth and understanding.

As you decide among the range of choices available, count on our team to guide you through every step. Leave the cooking to us, with your favorite dishes and family recipes prepared and served with care by our professional catering staff. Let us assist in selecting decor for the stateroom, and music to evoke the right emotions.

WHV 2020 - Level 3We honor veterans

At Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Contact us, day or night

At Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel, established in 1892, we consider it an honor to serve families in the northern Richmond area, from Ruther Glen to Mechanicsville. Please reach out to us at any time if we may offer assistance with funeral arrangements in Ashland, or if you would simply like to arrange a personal tour of our chapel.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"100% reccomend Nelson's, Taylor and his staff was phenomenal."

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August 2021

"Taylor and the rest of the staff at Nelsen/Ashland took great care of my family when my husband passed. Taylor led us through this terrible time with amazing grace and calm."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer

August 2021

"The funeral director is kind and patient. He answered all my questions with the upmost concern for me. I appreciate him, his phone calls and his caring attitude."

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August 2021

"Nichol made our experience so much easier than what we thought it would be. My siblings and myself were unaware of what needed to be done and how. She explained a variety of options and products. She made us all comfortable in the most uncomfortable situation. Professional yet personal to ease our pain and discomfort. We were filled with questions and she answered each one. She never lost patience with us or seemed to be hurrying through. We had all the time we needed to make the arrangements the way we wanted them. She more than one time expressed sympathy for our loss."

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May 2021

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