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At Nelsen Funeral Home and Crematory in Richmond, Virginia, we believe a special individual deserves an exceptional memorial tribute. Our professional funeral directors specialize in transforming life's triumphs into an unforgettable memorial service for all to treasure.

Create your ideal tribute

Reception room at Nelsen RichmondLet’s start with a story. Paint us a picture of a personality—a person’s passions, pursuits and unmistakable traits—and we will create a custom memorial tribute that speaks to their best moments. Imagine a live jam session held in honor of your family’s most avid guitarist, with set performances by special guests and keepsake monogrammed guitar picks to pass down for generations. Envision a showcase of your family's green thumb’s handiwork, with her favorite flowering plants on display in our spacious stateroom and packets of seeds for guests to grow in remembrance. With our resources and your imagination, the possibilities are almost as unlimited as the personalities we serve.

Whether you select a traditional funeral service or a contemporary celebration of life, we help you select from the range of options available to create a fitting service. Military funerals with military honors commemorate a commitment to our nation. For those who choose cremation, we offer viewing beforehand and can coordinate with the cemetery of your choice for optional burial of cremated remains.

From music to decor, consider it handled. Professional caterers prepare and serve your favorite foods, so you can spend more time with those who matter most. We warmly receive guests at our interfaith chapel before and after each service. When you need peace of mind or guidance, count on Nelsen Funeral Home and Crematory.

WHV 2020 - Level 3We honor veterans

At Nelsen Funeral Home, 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.

Our historic Richmond funeral home

Front exterior building at Nelsen Richmond Nelsen Funeral Home serves families across the Richmond area in a tradition dating to 1892. Our 4th location opened in 1986 on Laburnum Avenue, with a large addition in 1990 to accommodate our growing neighborhood. Our reception center next door accommodates catered receptions, gatherings and other life celebration events to make each memorial tribute as unique as the individual we celebrate.

Call on us, day or night

Nelsen Funeral Home and Crematory provides compassionate hospitality in the Virginia tradition to families in the Greater Richmond area. If we may assist with funeral arrangements in Richmond, or if you would simply like to tour our chapel, please contact us anytime.

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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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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.

Learn More
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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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 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.

Learn More
Vintage photos scattered

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.

"The staff was professional, patient, kind and very thoughtful to work with during a difficult time."

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June 2021

"They are excellent. Everything was done just perfect."

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May 2021

"For what was a very emotional and difficult time, the management and staff at Nelsen's Funeral Home were very kind, had patience and calming qualities. They really were very informative, detailed where relevant and handled it professionally from start to finish. I did not have to worry about any of the arrangements that day. This is where I want my family to have my services done as well. Thanks to Robert West and Stephanie Bell C. Lewis"

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March 2021

"After my husband's very unexpected death, I was fearful about what high pressure sales tactics I would have to endure while making his final arrangements. Angelyn made the process very smooth without any pressure at all. She was very thorough and made sure to answer all my questions. I could not have been more pleased."

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February 2021

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