Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA


Rochelle Phelps Barlow

October 17, 1938July 24, 2020
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Rochelle Phelps Barlow, 81, of Varina, born October 17, 1938, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 24, 2020.

Rochelle was preceded in death by her parents, James and Florence Phelps; her son, James Andrew “Andy” Barlow; her husband of 59 years, Louis Wallace Barlow; siblings, Jimmy Phelps Jr., Beverley Holt, Sidney “Jack” Phelps and Herbert “Buck” Phelps.

She is survived by her son, John Ashley Barlow (Lisa); three grandchildren, Andrew Lee Barlow (Melissa), Ashley Ann Barlow, Anthony Joseph Trimyer; five great-grandchildren, Genna, Zayne, Kellen, Aydn, Anthony; siblings, Henry Phelps (Patricia), Mozelle Hamilton (Cecil) and William “Bill” Phelps (Jean).

Rochelle was employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia within the Personnel Department. She was a member of Ray of Hope Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and assisted with Vacation Bible School. She was also the director of her church’s “Super Seniors” group.

The family will receive friends on both Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 30. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


Rochelle Phelps Barlow

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Robert Drake

July 31, 2020

I am very sorry for your family's loss John. It has been a while but I remember Mrs. Barlow was always so nice when I would see her in the neighborhood.

Belinda Turner

July 26, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. She was such a nice lady.
May she rest in peace.
Belinda Turner

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