Brock James Nelson

April 29, 1952 - November 26, 2021


Brock James Nelson

April 29, 1952 - November 26, 2021


Obituary For Brock James Nelson

Brock James Nelson, 69, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on November 26, 2021, with his wife, Colleen, holding his hand. Brock was born in Los Angeles, California on April 29, 1952. He was the son of Genevieve Clara and Donald James Nelson. Brock completed 12 years of a Catholic Education at All Saints School and Loyola High School, both located in Los Angeles.

Brock's career held various management positions in the Grocery Industry and he met the love of his life at Ralph's Grocery Store in San Marino when he was only 22 years old. He was united in Matrimony to Colleen Luzzi on July 26, 1975, at Holy Angels Church in Arcadia. They were blessed with two sons, Matthew Brock Nelson and Erik Ryan Nelson;three grand-daughters, Makenna. Mariah, and Shelby; and most recently welcomed great grand-daughter, Ansley.

Brock made our world a better place with his kind and caring way. To have Brock in your life was a treasured gift. A gentle giant at a height of 6 foot 8 towered over us with his welcoming smile. His dedication to his family always came first. Brock had an amazing work ethic and ever lasting loyalty to family and friends. Brock and Colleen truly lived a Love Story together for 47 years.

Very recently Brock was diagnosed with lung cancer and multiple medical complications quickly ensued. Brock was confronted with far too many battles to possibly overcome.

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity in MEMORY of BROCK.

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  • 12/22/2021

    Brock will always be in my heart and soul and I miss him to the moon and back. Brock impacted my life in a beautiful and comforting way knowing my sister Colleen was cherished by an amazing man. To know him was to love and admire and respect his caring and generous way. I pray Heaven is as glorious as he deserves. Thank you Brock for all you did for me. The laughter, the songs, the games, and me standing on something to be tall enough to give you a true bear hug. I especially adore your two incredible sons, Matthew and Erik. Proud to watch them both aspire to your leadership and parenting. Your lil sister, Debe

  • 12/20/2021

    Lots of love and comfort to Brock's Family, It was an Honor to meet him. He had a presence that I could not forget. I am very glad I got to meet him. Lots of hugs to you Colleen and your Family,

  • 11/30/2021

    Colleen and Brock are a love story and a life story. Truly, your relationship transcends time and is an inspiration for all. Your deep love, respect, caring and compassion for each other was so obvious to all who have been fortunate enough to be blessed with the gift of your presence. I will miss his quiet, steadfast presence. He was a remarkable man and unforgettable gentle soul. 💔

  • 11/30/2021

    Roger and I are honored to have been friends with the Nelsons for over 35 years. In that time, we became like family to each other. Our hearts and love go out to all of you during this saddest of times. We will miss you, Big Guy Cher and Roger

  • 11/30/2021

    Colleen, I have such fond memories of cousin Brock and you from when I lived in California, first from when I lived with Aunt Gen and Brock and then later when Kate and I got our own place. I am so glad I got to meet you during that time. I lost my husband several years ago also and am so glad when I see a piece of him in my grandchildren. May your children and grandchildren be a comfort for you in this time of sorrow. Ruth Ann Flynn aka Annie Burgad.

  • 11/30/2021

    Dad, I know u are in a place with NO pain. My words cannot express the pain and sorrow I feel, but I know we will meet again someday. You will always be with me in all I do, and I will always carry on your memories and what made you so special...your kind words. Love u Dad Matthew

  • 11/29/2021

    I have no words but remain in awe of you, Colleen and my "Teaser"Brock, as well as your two handsome guys. Forever friends, you all remain in my heart, right along with my own brood. It is an honor to have you in our lives. J

  • 11/29/2021

    Colleen, we've never met but I feel I know you. Brock mentioned you often. I'm a Publix coworker his. I'll miss the way he always called me 'kid'. He could always sneak up on a person! Even though he was so tall he was as quiet as a mouse! He will truly be missed. When I think of classy I'll always think of Brock. Marcy-Jo Smith

  • 11/29/2021

    Colleen...words can't begin to convey our sorrow for Brock's passing. You and he were there when I had to say good bye to one equally as close to me and for that I will always be grateful. Please know that you and your family are in my heart. Warmest thoughts....Bruce Chafin

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