Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue Richmond, VA


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    Lacyn Barton


    Since 2015, Lacyn has provided compassionate care to families in the Richmond area. Lacyn has dedicated herself to funeral service since the early 2000s. She earned her degree in mortuary science from Arapahoe Community College, her bachelor’s degree in business from Fort Lewis College and her Master of Business Administration from Regis University.

    Lacyn is honored to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

    When she is not serving families, Lacyn enjoys fishing, painting and touring Virginia’s many historical sites with her family.

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    Harold E Decker


    Harry Decker is a native of upstate New York and a 30-year resident of Iowa and Illinois before relocating to Virginia in 2010. He graduated Davis College in 1979 and Faith Baptist Bible College in 1981 with a bachelor of science in sacred music. Most recently, in 2017, he received an advanced standing diploma in mortuary science from Des Moines Area Community College. Harry began his cemetery and funeral career in 2002.

    Harry has 3 grown children who all live in the Midwest. Currently residing in Ashland, he shares his life with Susan. He enjoys playing the trumpet and piano, singing, playing golf, target shooting and doing handyman projects around the house.

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    Robert E West

    Funeral Director

    Robert West has served the families in Richmond and the Tri-City area since 1981 with the utmost professionalism and compassion. Bobby graduated from John Tyler Community College in 1981 with a degree in mortuary science and has been a funeral director with Dignity Memorial® since January 2011. When he is not at the funeral home, you will likely find Bobby reading, camping or traveling.