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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.

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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.

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Remember the one you love

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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 care, professionalism and sincere kindness is how I would describe Nielsen Funeral Home. They do this every day, but made us feel as if we were their only clients. I was made to feel at ease and comforted through the entire process. Our heartfelt gratitude to all of the staff."

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March 2021

"they were on top of things and made things easier during a difficult time."

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March 2021

"Everything went smoothly from beginning to end. My mother had to be brought to NY for burial, and she was driven up there, along with April, we were given yarmulkes, a shiva candle, and all was taken care of. I thought it would have been more complicated logistically, but all was taken care of by Nielsen's."

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January 2021

"I would Highly recommend Nelsen. Very professional no detail is to small. Prompt service very understanding."

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November 2020

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