Boyd Donell Nelson, 78, of Keysville VA, went to be with the Lord June 18, 2019. Mr. Nelson passed away in the care of McGuire VA Medical Center after a battle with cancer. Boyd was born March 9, 1941, in Charlotte County VA. His parents were the late Henry Boyd Nelson and Josephine Nelson, formally Gibson. He was married to his first wife, now Ann Browning having three children: Gordon Boyd Nelson, son, Melissa Nelson Duffey, daughter and John William Nelson, son. Mr. Nelson served our country in the US Army from 1960 to 1963, with an honorable discharge. Boyd was a well known contractor for many years as he owned Nelson’s Building and Supply from the mid 70’s to the early 2000’s. Boyd modeled to his family how to work hard and provide and care for what God has given. He is survived by his three children, Gordon, Melissa and John William; son-in-law, Jeff Duffey; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Nelson; grandchildren- Jefferson Duffey, Alex Duffey, Harley Grace Nelson and Briella Faith Nelson; sisters- the late Roberta DeWesse, the late JoAnne Bray and Brenda Crist; with one brother, the late Gary Nelson.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, in the Eureka Baptist Church, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville, VA is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. David Lee Fallen

    20 June 2019 4 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Nelson family!!!

  2. Jennifer

    20 June 2019 4 years ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. Donnell was a very special man from the short time I had the pleasure to know him.

  3. Frieda T. Whirley

    20 June 2019 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. Donell had a special place in our life with business and friendship. He always enjoyed coming to eat stew made by Bee. I know you will miss him. Prayers, thoughts and hugs.

  4. Connie Rowan

    21 June 2019 4 years ago

    So very sorry for your loss . There are no words I can say to ease your pain , but I hope it helps to know you are in my Thoughts and Prayers.
    Love and Prayers
    Connie Rowan and Family

  5. Jimmie Dix

    21 June 2019 4 years ago

    Donnell was a kind person. I had the privilege of knowing him during his time at Nelsons Building Supply. He was always friendly. I send my prayers and sympathy to the family. May God bless you all.

  6. Jerry & Connie Mason

    21 June 2019 4 years ago

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family members.

  7. Mickey Douglas

    21 June 2019 4 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to Donell’s family and loved ones. He was a good man and will be missed.

  8. Rick Mast

    21 June 2019 4 years ago

    I only got to work with Donnell for a short period of time but I very much enjoyed my time with him. My condolences to the family.

  9. Jayson Dix

    23 June 2019 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping the Nelson family in our prayers

  10. Robert Beggs

    25 June 2019 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. He was a nice guy. Prayers to the Nelson family.

  11. Mary Freeze

    27 June 2019 4 years ago

    Was so sorry to hear of his passing. Always enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed. Prayers for his family.

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