Funeral and cremation

Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel


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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.






Our Difference

When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.

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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.

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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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Cremation is an increasingly common choice. Our experts can walk you through the process, from planning a service to choosing cemetery property.


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