On Saturday, November 23, 2019, God called one of his children home, Emily Waddell Nelson age 84, of Keysville, VA. She was born and raised in Meherrin, VA.  Emily was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Louis H. Nelson; and her son, Darrel L. Nelson.  Emily leaves to cherish her memory three children, Joseph L. Nelson of Keysville, VA; Emily D. Dunn (Donnie) of Herndon, VA, and Amanda N. Rodriguez (Enrique) of Keysville, VA; six grandchildren, Collin Dunn, Stephanie Nelson Ingram, Mikaela Nelson, Sara Rodriguez, Gabriel Vázquez, and Indiya Vázquez; four great-grandchildren, Rayna Emily Holt, Alayna Jolene Holt, Aubrey Ingram, and Bryce Ingram.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Mount Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery, Keysville. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.



Condolence Messages

  1. Frieda T. Whirley

    26 November 2019 5 years ago

    So sorry to hear. I remember Emily and her family from many years ago. My mother and her mother were friends. I have a sister named after her mother. May the good Lord comfort you during this time

  2. Bernice

    02 December 2019 5 years ago

    So sorry for your loss Amanda. I know what it’s like to lose a mother. My prayers go out to you and your family. May your mother rest peacefully with God.

  3. judy childress

    02 December 2019 5 years ago

    Dear Amanda,
    I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

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