OBITUARY

Nicholas Gaines Augustus IV

September 6, 1948April 21, 2019
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Nicholas Gaines Augustus IV, 70, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Covenant Hospice Palliative Care Center in Pensacola, Florida, following a brief illness.

Mr. Augustus was born in Jackson, MS to the late Nicholas Gaines Augustus, Jr. and Bertha Bernstein Augustus. He is survived by his sister, Carol Ann Muench of Arlington, Virginia, brother-in-law Alois Muench also of Arlington, Virginia and his niece, Rebecca Ann Greenfield of Brooklyn, New York.

He was an enthusiastic traveler, an inquisitive and gregarious citizen of the world who collected many friends and spoke multiple languages. He served in the Peace Corps in Africa after graduating from Ole Miss. Later, he was a professor at the Catholic University of America, worked at the American Language Academy, and taught English as a second language to employees at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. He then served as Assistant Director of the American Language Academy at Idaho State University. He lived for several years in Pass Christian, MS and, post-Hurricane Katrina, spent his final years splitting time between residences in Mobile, AL, Baton Rouge, LA, and Pensacola, Florida. Never content to stay put for more than a couple of weeks, he was always on the move, traveling near and far.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, following visitation from 10-11am. Interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his sister, Carol Ann Muench of Arlington, Virginia, brother-in-law Alois Muench also of Arlington, Virginia and his niece, Rebecca Ann Greenfield of Brooklyn, New York

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2019

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Glenn Reames

May 3, 2019

Nick was a warm and gentle soul that passed through my life like a warm summer breeze that comforted me in all things. You will be sorely missed, Nick. - Glenn

Peggy Keady

April 27, 2019

I came to know my cousin Nick when I began to attend Colbert Reunions, first with my parents, Billy and Dorothy Keady and later with my brother,
Bill Keady, Jr. Nick was a wonderful person whose company I always enjoyed. He loved family and had an exceptional grasp of history. He and I chaired the Reunion one year meeting in Vicksburg and it was a great success much to our surprise. My life is so much richer having known Nick. I thank God for the great life he lived. I extend my love and prayers to his family and friends. Peggy A. Keady

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Nick on his porch in Pass Christian, MSN

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A beautiful tribute given during the service by Nick's dear friend Louis Biggie, part 1/2

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A beautiful tribute given during the service by Nick's dear friend Louis Biggie, part 2/2

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The order of service, April 27, 2019

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Nick with Becky

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Nick with Becky

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Nick on his porch in Pass Christian, MSN

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A beautiful tribute given during the service by Nick's dear friend Louis Biggie, part 1/2

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A beautiful tribute given during the service by Nick's dear friend Louis Biggie, part 2/2

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The order of service, April 27, 2019

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Nick with Becky

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Nick with Becky

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Nick and Carol Ann

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Nick with his boy scout troup, mother Bertha, grandmother Camille, and sister Carol Ann.