Funeral and cremation

Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory


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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.






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Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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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.

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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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