Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Richard Nelson has over 30 years experience in funeral services. He graduated Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL, where he received his degree in Mortuary Science and was licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer. He founded Nelson Funeral Home in 1987 and has proudly served his community through the years. Richard has been married 40- years to Gearldine Guin Nelson. They have three children, Jason (Christi) Nelson, Adrienne (Royce) Childers, and Gretchen (Mark) LaForty, and four grandchildren. Richard and Gearldine are members of Fayette First Baptist Church, where Richard was the former Sunday School Teacher and Training Union Director. He is a member of the Gideons International, a Christian Business organization providing Bibles to those who are in need of God's Word.. A former member of Fayette Lions Club. He was the past president of the Fayette Lions Club, and former Fayette County Coroner for 12 years. Richard was awarded by former Governor, Don Siegelman, the Honorary Colonel Award in the Militia of the State of Alabama, having been deemed of meritorious character.
General Manager/Funeral Director
Jason Nelson graduated Fayette County High School in 1990. He is a licensed Funeral Director and also a Pre-need Counselor at Nelson Funeral Home. Jason is married to Christi Frost Nelson. They have two beautiful children, Sydney and Mackenzie. Jason and his family are members of Southside Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon.
Office Manager/Funeral Director
Scott is a 1984 graduate of Fayette County High School. He attended Bevill State Community College. He is a licensed Funeral Director and is the office manager at Nelson Funeral Home, where he has been employed since 1994. Scott attends Mercy Point Ministries where he is the Minister of Music. Scott also offers his ministry of music as a service at Nelson Funeral Home.
Apprentice Funeral Director
Scott Rushing graduated Fayette County High School in 1987. He is an Apprentice Funeral Director at Nelson Funeral Home. Scott is married to Lisa Phillips Rushing and they have two children, Ashley McDonald and Will Rushing.
Apprentice Funeral Director
Amber Stewart graduated Hubbertville High School in 2003. She attended Bevill State Community College for one year before transferring to East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, MS, where she received her degree in Funeral Service Technology. After taking the National Board exam, she was licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer. Amber is blessed with the gift of music and singing which she also offers as a service at Nelson Funeral Home. She is a member of Samantha Holiness Church.
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
Jimmy Campbell is a licensed Funeral Director. He is a Vietnam Veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Alabama Army National Guard. He is retired as the Fayette County Veterans Service Officer. Jimmy is married to Robin Campbell. They attend Fayette First Baptist Church. He is a member of Charles Baskerville Masonic Lodge #281, Scottish Rite & Zamora Shrine Temple, VFW, and VVA.
Assistant Funeral Director/Part Time
John Stowe has been in the funeral service for many years. He graduated from West Highland High School and attended Tennessee State College in Nashville, TN. He served in the United States Air Force. He currently serves on the Board of Education for Fayette County. He is a deacon and active member at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. John is married to Brenda McCollum Stow and they have two daughters, DeAndra and Kendra.
Viretteia McCollum is a 1973 graduate of Fayette County High School. She is married to Benny McCollum and employed at West Alabama Bank. She is a member of First Baptist church where she is a deaconess and a member of the usher board.