On December 26, 2007, Fletcher L. Nichols, Sr., departed this life. He was born April 17, 1930 to the late Junious and Ruth B. Nichols in Southampton County. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Arleen H. Nichols, and two sisters: Geraldine Diggs and Bessie Evans.
He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, member of the Senior Choir, the Combined Choir, and a Sunday School Teacher. He was also a member of the Ivor Grove Masonic Lodge.
Our Ã¢ÂÂDaddyÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂGranddaddyÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂDaddy FletcherÃ¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂUncle FletcherÃ¢ÂÂ worked at the Newport News Shipyard for 38 years and always came home with a cheerful smile and kisses. After work, his day continued to be busy with the upkeep of his smokehouse, garden, and tending to his livestock. The dinner tables of many people in the neighborhood, in addition to his own, were adorned with the fruits of his labor. In his free time, you could find him fishing on the James River Bridge Pier or on the Blackwater River.
Survivors include sons: David Nichols (Lorraine) of Carrollton, VA. and Fletcher Nichols, Jr. (Synethia) of Roanoke, VA. Daughter: TÃ¢ÂÂ Angela N. Southall of the home. Special children: Bianca McClenny of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Demetric Spratley of Norfolk, VA. Grandchildren: Antoine Nichols, Danielle Nichols, Arielle Southall, Joseph Nichols and Jared Nichols. Brothers: Charlie Nichols (Florence) of Ivor, VA and Woodrow Nichols (Thelma) of Sedley, VA: Sister-in-laws: Delma Harris of Zuni, VA and Mary Haskins of Norfolk, VA. Brother-in-laws: Harold Holloway of Windsor, VA and Edward Evans of Windsor, VA. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held 12:00 noon Monday, December 31, 2007, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 10686 Ivor Road, Ivor, VA with Pastor William T. Smith officiating.
Arrangements by Crocker Funeral Home, Inc., 900 E. Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434, 757-539-7443. Condolences may be sent to www.hamlar-curtis.com.