Trina Nelson Rupe, 63, of Pulaski, VA passed from this earthly life into her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. She was born in Pulaski on August 15, 1955 and was the daughter of the late Harvey L. and Helen Tilley Nelson, of Pulaski.
Having served as the Commissioner of the Revenue for Pulaski County for over a decade, Trina’s passion for serving her hometown was evident in her day to day interactions with those she served, as well as in her steadfast commitment to treating all citizens with fairness and respect. Her greatest joy, however, was being a “Nana” and loving her one and only granddaughter with all of her heart and soul.
She is survived by her daughter, Kristel Rupe Dickerson, and the absolute light of her life, granddaughter Paeslee Aleeya Dickerson, both of Pulaski. She is also survived by her sister, Sheila D. Nelson, of Pulaski, as well as many wonderful colleagues and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michelle King officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visiting will be held Friday evening at Stevens Funeral Home (815 Randolph Ave., Pulaski) where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Trina’s memory to the Humane Society of Pulaski County, P.O. Box 1046, Dublin, VA 24084, or another charitable organization of your choice. PSALM 147:3, PROVERBS 3:58.Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.