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Christopher Nelson Nelms

May 20, 1965 ~ March 31, 2020 (age 54)


Christopher Nelson Nelms was born in Charleston, WV on May 20,1965 to Betty Jo Aliff King. Chris birth name was Christopher Allan King but he was adopted on October 9, 1970 by Alex and Anna Nelms of Omar, WV and his name changed to Christopher Nelson Nelms. The Lord called him home on March 31, 2020 in Charleston, WV at the age of 54 years old.

Chris was preceded in death by his biological mother, Betty Jo Aliff King; adoptive parents Alex and Anna Nelms; adoptive sister, Anna Nelms Tucker and adoptive nephew, William “Columbo” Early.

Left to cherish his memory, partner, Melissa Ortiz; two daughters, Jennifer Meaghan “Beah” Broughton (Gideon) Starr, Kaylia Pleasant; one son, Christopher Allen Broughton (Kelly Richards); three grandchildren, Luke Clifton Starr, Penelope Quinn Broughton, Aaliyah Pleasant; adoptive sister, Vivian Nelms Early (Earnest Hughes); adoptive brother, Alex (Julie) Nelms; adoptive niece, Vivian Tucker Branham; best friend/brother, Michael Tolliver (the best and true friend who was always there and stood by him to the very end); other unknown siblings; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Chris will always be loved and missed.

Per Chris wishes, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held for him at a later date because of travel restrictions due to the pandemic. Collins Funeral Home in Switzer, WV is in charge of final arrangements.

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