Robert L. Nelms

Robert L. Nelms

Suffolk, VA
08.06.1928 - 05.24.2014
Served in the
Air Force
Robert Langley Nelms, 85, passed away May 24, 2014 in Norfolk. He was the son of the late Effie and Ernest Nelms and was a member of Oakland Christian United Church of Christ, in Chuckatuck for 62 years. He is survived by his bride of 62 years Barbara; sons Robert W. Nelms and wife Elizabeth and David B. Nelms and wife Molly; grandchildren Sarah Nelms, Ashley Nelms, Matthew Nelms, and Abagayle Nelms; and two great grandchildren, Reese and Alana. A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Gregory Ryan on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:00pm in Oakland Christian United Church of Christ. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk, VA on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 7 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oakland Christian Church, Cemetery Fund, PO Box 2008, Suffolk VA 23432. Condolences may be registered at

Newman Memorial Cemetery
Suffolk, VA
United States

Funeral Home

R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolkv, VA
United States


Oakland Christian Church UCC
Suffolk, VA
United States


To Bobby & Family,
So sorry for the passing of your father. There is comfort in knowing that he is in a better place with our Holy Father. With deepest sympathy, Stacey & family

Stacey Riddick

Molly, David, and family:
I am very sorry for your loss. May fond memories bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time. My heart goes out to you.

Cindy Joy

Bobby and Liz,
We are saddened by the news of your loss. Hold tight to the wonderful memories you have as they will get you through the days ahead. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and grace are with you and your family.Jason and Renee

Renee Allen-Stallings

Mrs Nelms, Bobby, David and family, I am so saddened to learn of your loss. May God comfort each of you during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Diane Gayle Bowman

Dear Nelms Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you and your family our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Nelms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Our hearts go out to the Nelms family with their loss of Big Paw Paw. May the Lord and the love of family and friends give you strength during this difficult time.

Love The Durick Family

Isaiah 41:10, 13 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand ??? For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ???Fear not, I am the one who helps you.???Our utmost compassion to your family at this very difficult time

The Morrison family

Bobby, Liz and Family,We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for each one of you during this difficult time. Even though we want them here with us forever, God needs more loving angels and they just got one. Again, praying for peace.Sincerely,
Andy, Tracy, and AJ Millard

The Millard Family

My name is David Joyner. I think we are related. First let me offer my sincere condolences at your loss. I saw the obit today in the Virginian Pilot. My father was Thomas Nelms Joyner, son of Richard H Joyner of Suffolk. As a child I remember visiting his Aunt Effie in her home on Washington St. near the funeral home. My father passed away in 1980. The family farm was where the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy stands today. I realize that if my puzzle pieces all fit we are not closely related but the obit brought about some strong memories for me. I am Thomas' youngest son and will be 62 next month. I have an older brother who is 67 named Gary. Our sister Carolyn died at 44. I tell you all of this to see if any of it rings any bells with you. If it does I would like to hear from you to freshen my memories. You can contact me at my email: Thank you and again my sincere condolences at your loss.

David R Joyner

Bobby and Liz,
I was keeping tabs on your Daddy and was sadden to hear he had passed. So sorry we could not attend the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love to you guys!

Jerry & Lorie Shepherd

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