Georgia Brock Nicholson

4 septembre 192527 avril 2021

Georgia Nicholson, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, at Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga.

A beloved wife, mother, Gran and Great Gran, aunt, and friend to many, Georgia was the mainstay of her family. She was a gracious hostess, an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and most important, a faithful woman of Jesus Christ who always made sure her family was part of a church family everywhere they lived.

Born in Bogalusa, LA, she loved her native state and was always ready to celebrate Mardi Gras. After graduating as valedictorian of her high school class, she worked at Olan Mills Studio in Tuscaloosa, AL, where she met B. E. (Gene or Nick) Nicholson. They married in 1947 and began an almost 50 year marriage that took them to six states and involved at least 10 moves as part of his advancing career in the photography industry. Their last move in 1964 was to Chattanooga, where they were finally able to put down deep roots in the community and make many close friends.

Georgia was an active member of Brainerd United Methodist Church, serving on several boards and committees, and a devoted Circle member. She never missed a Christmas Eve service, often reserving an entire row of seats for her growing family. She was a member of the Brainerd Women’s Golf Association and Kosmos Women’s Club, and she was a docent or fundraising volunteer for the Hunter Museum, Signal Centers, and Siskin Children’s Institute.

Preceding her in death were her husband Gene; parents, Melvin and Gladys McMillan Brock; sisters, Betty Gill and Pansy Toney; stepson Gene Nicholson, and grandson Michael Rue.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary (Walt) Rue, Atlanta; Anne Exum and Susan McCarter, Chattanooga; brother, George (Alice) Brock, Mobile, AL; daughter-in-law Barbara Nicholson, New Wilmington, PA; grandchildren, Andrew (Natalie) Exum, Dallas, TX; Jordan McCarter (Keith Becklin), Chattanooga; Jonathan (Bethany) Rue, Washington, D.C.; Mary Cady (Brian) Bolin, Nashville; Bob (Sabrina) Nicholson, Wellesley, MA; Kim (Mark) Powell, Mamora, NJ; Kristen (Jeff) Fowler, Murphy, NC; Kathryn (Autumn) Porubsky-Rue, Springfield, MA; great-grandchildren, Ben, Isaac, and Rose Exum; Caroline Ford, Harper Bolin, Emerson Rue; Joshua, Noah, and Seth Fowler; Abby and Jake Nicholson; Lucas and Reese Powell; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 3, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the atrium of Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Rd. A service in celebration of Georgia’s life will follow at noon in the church sanctuary. A private family interment will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to St. Baldrick’s Foundation (stbaldricks.org) or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr. 37416.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com


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Georgia Brock Nicholson


Karen Diamond

2 mai , 2021

Dear Anne,
Your mother and I shared many wonderful times when she volunteered at Hunter. She was a lovely lady, and I was so sorry to read of her passing. Please know I send you and your family my deepest sympathies. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Brown

1 mai , 2021

Georgia was a delightful lady. I still remember my first visit many years ago in her home. She loved her family! Immaculate home and beautiful yard.