Sara Jo (Trucks) Nicholson
July 20, 1938 – March 24, 2019
Funeral services for, Sarah Jo Trucks Nicholson, age 80 of Childersburg, will be Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Hickman officiating. She will lie in state from 10-11 AM at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow in Childersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 27 at Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel from 5-8 PM. She is survived by her son, Anthony (Lisa R.) Nicholson; daughter, Trudie N. (Junior) Owings; grandchildren, Christen Smith, Joshua Owings (Mae); Alexandria Nicholson Price (Mikal), Catherine Smith, Samantha Nicholson Canfield (Austin), Luke Owings, Caitlyn Smith, Hannah Nicholson, Alex Owings; three great-grandchildren, Jasper Price, Kash Smith, Lily Grace Canfield; brother, Roy Trucks; sister, Lillie Mae Sellers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arthur Junior Nicholson; daughters, Katherene Nicholson and Charleen Nicholson Smith; sister, Shirley Crimm. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church in Childersburg and drove the school bus for Childersburg schools for 33 years. Online memorials may be made at www.curtisandsonfunerals.com. Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel will direct the service.
- Anthony Nicholson (Lisa R.), Son
- Trudie Nicholson Owings (Junior), Daughter
- Christen Smith, Granddaughter
- Joshua Owings, Grandson
- Alexandria Nicholson Price (Mikal), Granddaughter
- Catherine Smith, Granddaughter
- Samantha Nicholson Canfield (Austin), Granddaughter
- Luke Owings, Grandson
- Caitlyn Smith, Granddaughter
- Hannah Nicholson, Granddaughter
- Jasper Price, Great Grandson
- Kash Smith, Great Grandson
- Lily Grace Canfield, Great Granddaughter
- Roy Trucks, Brother
- Lillie Mae Sellers, Sister
- Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2019
- Burial Thursday, March 28, 2019
Sara Jo (Trucks) Nicholson
Shelley Turner Waites
April 8, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of this sweet lady. Trudie & I met when we were 15 & from day one we were like family. She was @ my house or I was @ the Nicholson’s. So many memories I hold very dear to my heart were spent with this precious family. Mrs. Nicholson always made me feel like one of her own, no matter how much time had passed from one visit to another. I loved spending time @ their house! I will never forget her making Trudie’s wedding dress & then our Bridesmaids dresses, all by hand, I was fascinated! Although the friendship we have now as adults is different from the one we shared all those years ago, it is just as dear to me! Trudie & Tony, I am so sorry I couldn’t be there to say this in person, but please know you & your families are in my thoughts & prayers. Love To You Both
March 27, 2019
Sara was such a blessing to my two kids. I will always appreciate the love that she showed them on the school bus. We still enjoy the Christmas ornaments she made them each year. Such a Godly lady that will be truly missed.
March 27, 2019
I remember the first time I met Mr. Nicholson, he was driving our bus and when he let us off one day he invited me and my brothers and sisters over to his house the following weekend to swim in his pool (all 7 of us)! When we went over there we met Mrs. Nicholson and right away they welcomed us like family and introduced us to all of their kids and grandkids that were there visiting at the time. Mrs. Nicholson fed us, Mr. Nicholson taught us how to swim, they both made us feel very welcome and even drove us all home at the end of the day. I remember thinking that these had to either be the nicest people I'd ever met in my life or they just hadn't gotten to know all of us Duke kids very well yet. It was the former, and from that day on they treated us like we were their special guests every time we visited and showered us with love and attention. I won't ever forget how special that made us all feel considering we oftentimes felt out of place and overlooked coming from such a large family and not knowing very many people in our community. They were truly a special kind of people and I feel blessed to have known them and had them in my life.
March 26, 2019
Mrs. Sara was not only a member of my church, she has been a special friend for many years. I will miss her sweet smile and gentle spirit. But I’m rejoicing in her final graduation to her eternal address. See you soon Mrs. Sara.