Jeffrey Scott Nelms, 54, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013. He was born in Rocky Mount, NC. to the late Almos L. and Myrtie Abernatny Nelms. He was a 1976 graduate of Gloucester High School. After graduation he was employed at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. In 1989 he became a a trooper for the Virginia State Police and retired in 20-10 as a Senior Trooper and Sergeant. He was a member of the Yorktown Masonic Lodge, # 205, A.F. & a>m. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Nelms, his daughters, Brittany Castillo and Adrienne Pena, stepdaughter Brandy Feuerlein and stepson Michael Feuerlein, his siblings, Kevin Nelms, Myrtie Hayes, and Susan Nelms, and his grandchildren, Anslie, Miquel, Noah, Sage, and Ryland. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with burial with full Virginia State Police Honors at Windsor Gardens Cemetery, Dutton, Va.