Delores Nichols

Full Name: Delores Kay Nichols
Date of Birth: July 13, 1944
Date of Death: January 11, 2019
January 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - St. Joseph Catholic Church
Service Information:
January 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM - St. Joseph Catholic Church

DELORES KAY NICHOLS, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graced heaven on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. She departed peacefully in her sleep at home with her family by her side. Delores was born July 13, 1944, to Evelyn Spears, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her were her daughters Tony Michelle and Lisa Dell; her brothers Wayne Stanley, Robert Hughes, Ricky Hughes and brother-in-law Charlie Lewis. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Melvin Ray Nichols; her son Melvin Ray Nichols Jr., and her daughters Tina Nichols Spaulding and Bonita Nichols Adkins (Charles). Her surviving grandchildren are Brandi Elizabeth Adkins, Katherine Sophia Spaulding, Anna Kay Adkins, Charles Isaac Adkins and Grace Adkins; and great-grandchild Liam Adkins. Her surviving sister, Mary Jane McHanan. She had many cousins, nieces and nephews as well; all of whom will be mourning her loss greatly, as well as celebrating and cherishing the light she brought everyone’s life. Her unbelievable will, absolute determination and fierce tenacity excelled her through her achievements, overcoming great obstacles and never refraining from challenges. She first received her Associate’s degree in Nursing, then her BSN from Marshall University. After receiving these, she completed her CRNA from CAMC and followed with attaining her Master’s in Nursing Administration at Bellarmine. She had the mind of a genius, to say the least, and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. She tremendously impacted everyone in her life, especially the young nurses during her time as a Nursing Instructor at ACC. She completed her career as a nurse as vice president of Nursing at King’s Daughters. Nursing was her career, but she also had a passionate artistic side. Should could draw, paint and decorate, and create anything she set her brilliant mind to; she honestly made the world a better place. One of her greatest legacies, her tender heart, had an abundance of love. She was wholly and fiercely devoted to her family, and would do anything for anybody; undoubtedly, many people owe a great deal to Delores. Her priorities were her family, those she held dear, and providing of any kind. The presence she held in this world will not be forgotten easily or quickly, forever remaining in those she left behind. The Funeral Mass will be provided by St. Joseph Catholic Church at noon Wednesday, January 16; family will receive visitors one hour prior to services. The graveside service will be held privately for the immediate family.

From: BILL TUCKERJan 15 2019 12:49PM
My deepest heartfelt condolences and sympathy on your loss.
From: Larry EllisJan 16 2019 10:12AM
Melvyn, I am so sorry for your loss. We are away and cant see you but hope to encounter you again someday my old HEHS school friend
From: Gloria DickJan 16 2019 10:44AM
Tina, Im so very sorry for the passing of your mother.. heartfelt condolences to your family.  Your friend Gloria
From: Billy BeachJan 16 2019 11:29AM
Melvin Sr and Jr, Tina, and Bonnie and family: I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Her Obituary was spot on. She was always kind to all of us kids,even when we didn't deserve it. Looking back, it was a blast to grow up with all of you guys,and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Kimberly Wilds BrainerdJan 17 2019 6:08PM
Delores was like a second mother to me. I spent so much time at the Nichols home growing up. Tina , Lisa , Bon and Melvin Ray are like my brother and sisters. Melvin and Delores would do anything for anyone. We all loved to stay at their home and we all had the best childhood growing up on the Court.. I will never forget her getting up so early in the morning to drive to Charleston. She was a hard worker and she was an artist. I still remember the beautiful mural of the dancing Spanish lady on the dining room wall. I'll never forget when we would all go to the estate sales with her. Just as I miss Lisa I will miss Delores but never forget the good days. I will be praying for you ALL. I love you guys.

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