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Danny Ray Nelson

August 22, 1957January 1, 2021
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Danny Ray Nelson, 63, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021.

A native of South Boston, Virginia Danny resided most of his life in the Tidewater area. He was a Navy Veteran and retired after 37 years of service from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Survivors include his loving wife Sharon Marie Nelson; a son Joshua Ray Nelson and wife Jennifer, a daughter Ashley Danielle Hillian and husband Jason; 5 grandchildren, Kelly and Jacob Nelson, Evan LaBella, Jaydn and Elinor Hillian; three sisters Connie Stocks, Bonnie Lambert and Veronica Ogeen.

His wishes were to be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be private and the services will be Livestreamed via Facebook, Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 11:00a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Norfolk Zoo.

Friends may offer condolences at www.mem.com

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    Sunday, January 3, 2021

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Cynthia Harding

January 5, 2021

Remembering 'Danny Ray' from the Mount Harmony/Crab Orchard neighborhood in Keysville when we were both very young. All of my sympathy to his family. Prayers, Cindy Duffey Harding

Evan Labella

January 3, 2021

I would never take back all the times I was around and with my papal cause they were all good times. I loved him more than anything and I was happy just to be able to tell him everything I wanted to when I could. I told him he would always have me as his motorcycle buddy and he would always be mine. He was the only person I have ever been on the back of a motorcycle with and probably will be the last. He was a good man and I loved him a lot. Rest easy papal I will always have you in my heart.

Ken and Beth Brooker

January 3, 2021

We will miss Danny's kindness to newcomers, and his wonderful gardening advice that he gave us. We know he is in a special place now. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Love You Guys,

Beth and Ken

Wanda R Griffin

January 2, 2021

To Danny's family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I went to school with Danny and graduated with him. Always a good friend to me in school. RIP my friend. Love, Wanda

Alicia Kuczmanski

January 2, 2021

Right before we moved next door to Danny and Sharon we knocked on their door and asked him a few questions about the neighborhood. Instead of Danny ignoring a couple of strangers he literally talked to us forever and I knew right then that was the neighborhood I wanted to be in. Since we're a military family and we didn't have our own families close by, Danny and Sharon immediately filled that gap. Danny was the sweetest neighbor anyone could ask for and my family absolutely adored him. He will definitely be missed by the Kuczmanski family. To Sharon and the rest of your family, we are praying for you guys and always remember the great times you got to share with him.

Wanda Crump

January 2, 2021

Danny and Sharon were very good friends with my brother Gerald. They were so in love and so supportive of each other. Sharon I am so sorry to hear this! What a beautiful family you have. We love you and pray for your family. Danny was always smiling and such a nice guy.

Eddie Buchanan

January 2, 2021

Valerie Costello

January 2, 2021

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