Ricky Joe “Rick” Nelson born February 24th 1958 to Grover and Dorothy Nelson, stepped over in Heaven April 17th 2021. He was a life long resident of Rose Hill, VA and a member of Ball’s Chapel Church. He is reunited in heaven with his father Grover Nelson, mother Dorothy Nelson, brother in law Richard Hilton, and several special aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers are Whit Owens, Dallas Doyle, Tyler Lee, Aaron Doyle, Brian Doyle, Dennis D. Nelson.
Rick is survived by his Wife of 17 years Beverly Nelson, Sisters Carolyn Hilton, Betty Williams and husband James, Brother Dennis W. Nelson, Nephew Dennis D Nelson (DD), his wife Brenda and twins Rozzland, and Reyland. Niece Ashley Knisely and husband, Ron, and their son Daniel (DC) Knisely. He was a great Step father to Brian Doyle, Aaron Doyle, and Poppy to Dallas Doyle, Mallie Doyle, Hunter Ellis, and Lynzee Doyle. And, Uncle Rick to Taylor, Kimberly, Ashlyn, Tyler, Kamryn, Aydyn, Ashton, Austin, and Avery.
Rick was well loved by all his family with many special nieces and nephews who he loved as his own children. He was parent, brother, uncle, and grandfather to many, many others. Anyone who knew Rick was touched by him. He had special, and unique relationships with each and every one of them. You knew he truly cared about you in both his words and actions. His presence will be missed by family and friends, and the community at large.
In the words of his wife. My childhood friend, my soulmate, and my love who stepped over to heaven this morning. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. So thankful we have journeyed this life together. I love you!
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Province Funeral Home in Jonesville, VA. A funeral service will be at 12:00 noon with Carlos Wolfe and Aaron Doyle officiating Burial will follow at Lee Cemetery in Rose Hill, VA.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.provincefuneralhome.com. Province Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the family of Ricky Joe “Rick” Nelson. We are located at 29521 Wilderness Rd. Jonesville, VA 24263. Phone 276-346-3553
Due to covid-19 regulations family and friends attending are asked to wear mask/face covering and maintain social distancing guidelines.
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