NEWPORT NEWS - Deborah Delyn Rimmer Nelson, 62, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was born in Knoxville, TN on February 16, 1951. She was predeceased by her husband, Timothy A. Nelson, mother Jewel L. Rimmer, father Omer H. (Bud) Rimmer, Jr., and brother Alan Hudson Rimmer. She is survived by her sister, Kay A. Van Valkenburg of Williamsburg, niece Kelly P. Van Valkenburg of Brooklyn, NY, mother-in-law Georgia Nelson, sister-in-law Tami Rose Nelson, sweetheart Robert (Punch) Davis, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and very close and loving nieces and nephews. Debby was a military brat who embraced the army life. With her family she traveled the world and made friends wherever she went. She loved all of dad's assignments, the last being Fort Monroe where she made many lasting memories and lifelong friends. She graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 1969, and remained close to her classmates through the years. She worked for NASA LaRC for 28 years, retiring last November. Debby was a kindhearted, generous, and loving woman who touched many lives. She was always willing to help family, friends and strangers alike. She will be missed by all who knew her, and the world is a sadder place without her. Debby lived the qualities of the Fruit of the Spirit with grace everyday - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. That was the fruit of her spirit. She is now in the loving arms or Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There will be a memorial service for Debby at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, at Central Baptist Church, 2739 Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23693, with visitation beginning at 5:00 pm prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Central Baptist Church.
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Published in Daily Press on May 19, 2013