About

Nelsen Williamsburg in Virginia gives families and friends the chance to celebrate loved ones in a personalized ceremony that captures the spirit of a life.

Creative funerals, memorials

We begin by listening. Inspire us with the elements that set an individual apart—a life-long hobby, favorite genre of music or collection of artwork—and our talented team of funeral directors will help create a memorial service that best reflects individualism.

Imagine a catered buffet featuring a secret family recipe, or a masquerade affair where everyone wears the favorite color of the person they celebrate. Whatever you envision, Nelsen Williamsburg has the flexible reception space and creative resources to fulfill almost any final wish.

Burial, cremation options

Whether you prefer a traditional religious ceremony or burial with military honors, we stand ready to guide you through the range of burial options available. We offer cremation services with optional interment of remains to those who prefer an alternative. Our chapel adapts to accommodate celebrants of all faiths and traditions, and our team welcomes guests before and after each service.

WHV 2020 - Level 4We honor veterans

At Nelsen Williamsburg, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. 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 our team

Please reach out to Nelsen Williamsburg if we may provide guidance regarding funeral arrangements in Williamsburg, or if you would like a personal tour of our staterooms and chapel. It is our honor to serve you.

History

Nelsen Williamsburg serves families from Lightfoot to Jamestown Settlement in a tradition dating to 1892. Over the course of a century, generations of central Virginia families have come to trust us to provide burial arrangements that suit their desires and needs with personalized attention to detail.

Today, we continue to provide traditional funeral arrangements while embracing the shift to contemporary and upbeat memorial celebrations.

Amenities

Location

Cremation

Service

Religious & Cultural

Other Languages Spoken

Other

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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.

"From the time of my mom's passing, and Nelsen's was contacted, everyone was so nice and supportive. We were contacted promptly to make an appointment to come in and take care of the arrangements, and met with Randy Kelley, and he was wonderful to work with. He arranged for a private viewing for the family, since mom did not want a viewing, and we

appreciated that time to say our goodbyes. He put together a CD of some of mom's favorite songs to play during the viewing, which was a wonderful touch, and also suggested an opening song and closing song at the graveside service, which was very special. During this difficult time, Randy and his staff made things a lot more bearable, and we will be forever grateful to him and his staff. Thank you all so much, for everything you did!!"

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June 2022

"availability for questions, help, clarifications"

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June 2022

"The staff and the family-friendly environment at Nelsen makes it much easier to deal with the passing of a loved one. The staff gently asked the right questions, without pressure, to ensure that our family's needs were met. Whenever we called, someone answered immediately and provided the assurance and comfort we needed. The staff was always ple

asant and made each of us feel that they were a part of our family. Because of the professionalism of the staff, they were able to anticipate our needs and pose the right questions to prevent last minute decisions. We are grateful to Nelsen and highly recommend them as the place where you are treated with dignity and respect."

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May 2022

"The team that picked up our loved one from our home was professional, efficient, respectful, and even provided us with a private moment before removal to say goodbye. It was unexpected, but very much appreciated. I highly recommend Nelsen's services."

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