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Richard E. Nelson

January 28, 2021


Mr. Richard Ellis Nelson,age 70 of Fayette, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham.

A public viewing will be held on Saturday evening from 4-7P.M. at Nelson Funeral Home. By request of family, face masks will be required. A private funeral service will be Sunday, January 31, at Nelson Funeral Home. The funeral service is private but will be available on Facebook Live Sunday at 2:30-P.M. Burial will follow in the Fayette Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his father: D.D. Nelson and his mother: Ora Delle Nelson.

He is survived by his wife: Gearldine Guin Nelson, two daughters: Adrienne (Royce) Childers and Gretchen (Mark) LaForty, one son: Richard Jason (Christi) Nelson, 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one brother: Ray (Regina) Nelson.

He was a member of Fayette First Baptist Church, a former church Training Union teacher and Sunday School teacher. He was a former Gideon and Lion's Club member.

He received his Mortuary Science Degree from Jefferson State College, as a Funeral Director/Embalmer.  He served as Fayette County Coroner for 12 years. He was the owner of Nelson Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Anthony Childers, Matt Childers, Ryan Childers, and the staff of Nelson Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be: Royce Childers, Mark LaForty, Chris Childers, Samuel LaForty, David Nelson, and Hank Hendrix.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard E. Nelson, please visit our floral store.


January 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nelson Funeral Home
3659 Hwy 171 North
Fayette, AL 35555

Private Service

Fayette Memorial Gardens

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