October 23, 1987 ~ October 5, 2020

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Rodney VonEric Nelson, Jr. was born October 23, 1987 to Rodney V. Nelson, Sr.
and Michelle Tharpe-Webb in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his elementary
education in the Indianapolis Public School system, graduating from Arlington
High school. He furthered his education by studying at the University of
Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana.

He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Little Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church under the leadership of Dr. Troy E. Ladd. He was active in LBBC Youth
department and participated in activities with the Union District Baptist
Association’s Youth department.

Rodney enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was the “life of the
party”! He was an avid basketball fan and enjoyed playing the game. His favorite
team was the Los Angeles Lakers. Rodney was often referred by his friends as
LeBron James’ twin! The resemblance was remarkable.

Rodney VonEric Nelson Jr. departed this life on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 3:00
PM at Community North Hospital with his devoted mother at his side.

Rodney will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His maternal grandmother,
Mrs. Barbara Tharpe preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved parents, Kenneth and Michelle
Webb; his father, Rodney V. Nelson, Sr.; Godmother, Ms. Talethia Folson,( God
sister, Tianna Crim) Indianapolis; IN, his only brother, Rashawn Leon Webb; his
son, Kiyan VonEric Nelson (Kiyan’s mother, Shaquita Hoggatt); his loyal
companion, Kasha Williams; Fraternal Great grandmother, Mrs. Maggie Nelson,
Indianapolis, IN; Grandfather, Leon Tharpe, Indianapolis, IN ; 2 uncles, Mr.
Michael Williams (Yolanda), Chicago, Illinois and Mr. Joshua Bradford,
Indianapolis, IN; an aunt, Mrs. Robin Bradford, Indianapolis, IN, and two Great Aunts,
Mrs. Margaret Britt (George), Indianapolis, Indiana; Mrs. Henrietta Travis,
Chicago, Illinois; and a host of cousins and friends.

The live stream of the service may be accessed through this link: https://youtu.be/rv5H_ZG4nBY


Visitation: October 16, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: October 16, 2020 3:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Michele we have been neighbors and friends for many years. I pray for you , Boo ,Rashaun and his son during this most painful time. Love you girl.

  3. Rodney, may God great you with open arms and may your memory continue to light our hearts.

    Love you,
    Cousin Norman and Beverly Woods

  4. I never knew you but my heart misses you. Your dad is my nephew. I’m so so sorry we never met. See you on the other side. Fly high and rest well and Rest In Peace.
    Nancetta Shannon

  5. Blessings on you, Michelle as you walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Remember that He is with you . May you know the peace of Christ and the comfort of God. You loved your son and he knew he was loved all his life. You are a wonderful mother and a loved friend.
    I’m Debbie’s sister……she loves you so much.

  6. Sending prayers to Momma Michele, Kiyan, Granddaddy Leon and the whole family. Rodney will always and forever hold a special place in my heart. I love you VonEric- until we meet again.

  7. To Michelle And Brother Leon Tharpe, You’re In Our Thoughts And Prayers In The Passing Of Your Son And Grandson Rodney! When Grief Comes Around Remember To Read The Word Of God For Comfort And Strength. Deacon Mario And Erika Young From Little Bethel!

  8. May God keep you in his care, and his light shine upon you at this difficult time!
    You will meet Rodney again on the other side. May God Bless!
    The Britt Family

  9. To the family,
    May the Lord watch over each one doing this time of grief and sadness, we loved you Rodney RIP, and we will meet again on the other side.
    With Love,

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