April 21, 1950 - January 30, 2021
Marita Wilson Nichols went home to be with the Lord on 1/30/2021 surrounded by loved ones. Marita was born April 21, 1950 in Henrietta, Texas to Raymond L. & Marie Wilson. She grew up in Bowie, Texas where she attended Bowie schools and First Baptist Church as a child. She enjoyed school and loved all of the activities she participated in during high school, especially cheerleading with her best friends. On May 30, 1970 Marita married her high school sweetheart Dean O Nichols (Don). They lived in Denton, Texas and moved to Rome, Georgia after Don graduated from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service Law enforcement academy in Bethesda, Maryland. His occupation led them to many towns throughout the years; forever friends were made in Savannah, Georgia; Beaumont, San Antonio, DFW, Texas and Birmingham (Pelham) Alabama, before they retired in Flint, Texas. While living in Alabama, Marita worked for Allen-Bradley as an Administrative Associate for over 15 years where her multi-tasking skills came in handy as she worked with many engineers. She will be remembered by co-workers as “the office mom”. When she and Don moved back to Texas to enjoy retirement, she found her new church family as a member of Green Acres Baptist Church for 15 years. She loved going to church and she loved church music. Marita was mom to two daughters, Lisa Lowrance and Lori Thomason but she was also a beloved “mom” to their friends. Everyone was always welcome in the “Nichols” home where snacks were handy, and laughter was abundant. Marita will be remembered for her smile and laughter as well as her easy-going nature. She was an amazing cook, decorated the most creative birthday cakes, and sewed special costumes and outfits for her kiddos. She was always present and welcoming. She had a special bond with her two sisters and whenever they visited, there was a lot of laughter. Most of all, Marita will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and friends. Private funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd at 11:00 am at Cathedral in the Pines in Tyler, Texas, with Eric Barton of Bethel Bible Downtown, officiating under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home. A celebration of life for Marita will be held at a later date. Marita Nichols was preceded in death by parents, Raymond & Marie Wilson of Bowie, Texas; mother-in-law, Sophia Nichols of Bowie, Texas and sister, Beverly Ford of Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by husband, Don; daughter, Lisa Lowrance and her husband, Michael; daughter, Lori Thomason and her husband, Andy; granddaughter, Sophie Rose Morros; grandson, Adam Thomason; sister, Gloria Hamilton; brother-in-law, Bobby Ford; brother-in-law, Danny Joe Nichols; brother-in-law, Thomas Nichols and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Lowrance, Andy Thomason, Billy Lee, Gary Adams, Lee Adams, Bobby Ford, Glenn Ford, James Ford, Jay Coker, Danny Joe Nichols & Thomas Nichols. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful staff at Meadow Lake Senior Living; you have become family over these last three years. Your kindness and caregiving have been such a blessing. We appreciate the care provided by Solaris Hospice in taking such great care of our loved one. We would also like to thank Luanne Harms of the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County for her guidance and direction over the years. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Tyler, 211 Winchester Dr., Tyler, Texas 75701, Solaris Hospice 1428 WSW Loop 323, Tyler, Texas 75703 or the charity of your choice.
Marita Wilson Nichols went home to be with the Lord on 1/30/2021 surrounded by loved ones. Marita was born April 21, 1950 in Henrietta, Texas to Raymond L. & Marie Wilson. She grew up in Bowie, Texas where she attended Bowie schools and First... View Obituary & Service Information
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