James R. Nelson, 71, of Richmond, Va., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Mr. Nelson was currently employed at Martin's at Chesterfield Meadows. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Nelson Sr. and Myra Bobbitt Nelson; sister, Betty Nelson Lewis.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley E. Nelson; children, James Robert Nelson Jr., Karen Nelson, Danielle Wray (Tim), Jessica Nelson; brothers, Eugene C. Nelson Jr., Benjamin G. Nelson; stepchildren, Dee Fitchett (George), A.J. Steele (Jody), Jeff Steele, Pam Colpo (Peter), Karen Lucas, Sharon Lucas; grandchildren, Victoria, Chase, Sophie, Jack, Aaron, Jack, Nicholas, and Max.

Family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Branch's Baptist Church, 3400 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond, Va., with Pastor Mat Brown, officiating. His funeral service will immediately follow at the church starting at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.

Published in The Progress-Index on Nov. 14, 2012