OBITUARY

Mary Ann Nicholas

April 20, 1929February 21, 2019
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Services for Mary Ann (Johnson) Nicholas, 89, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Charles Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Mrs. Nicholas was born April 20, 1929, the daughter of the late Zealon (Lebo) and Johnny B. Johnson. She passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at her residence.

She married Fred (Buster) Nicholas on June 26, 1946. Mrs. Nicholas was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The most important thing to her was the love she gave to family and friends. Mrs. Nicholas was very active serving her church and community. She was a member of Herty Baptist Church. She was an avid golfer, seamstress and cook. She is survived by her sons, Fred Nicholas, Jr. and wife Linda and Terry Nicholas and wife Lynn; grandchildren, Todd and Nancy Stevens, Aimee and Daymon Gilbert, Holly and Grant Marshall, Teri Nicholas and Armin Olson, Kyle Nicholas and Casey Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Noah Gilbert, Brittain and Briley Stevens, James, Doris and Archie Nicholas; a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members; and a large church family and friends.

Mrs. Nicholas was preceded in death by her husband, Fred (Buster) Nicholas; her parents; one brother, Johnny Johnson; one sister, Shirley Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Steve Stevens; grandson, James Nicholas, Sr.; and great-granddaughter, Kayla Florence. Mrs. Nicholas will be escorted to her final resting place by her grandsons, Todd Stevens, Kyle Nicholas, Casey Nicholas, Daymon Gilbert and great-grandsons, Brittain Stevens, Noah Gilbert, James Nicholas, Jr. and Archie Nicholas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Windsor and the Deacons of Herty Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Nicholas’ memory may be made to Herty Baptist Church, 2914 Atkinson Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901 or to Harbor Hospice, 517 Gaslight Blvd., Lufkin, TX 75904.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Fred Nicholas, Jr. and wife Linda, Son
  • Terry Nicholas and wife Lynn, Son
  • Todd and Nancy Stevens, Grandchildren
  • Aimee and Daymon Gilbert, Grandchildren
  • Holly and Grant Marshall, Grandchildren
  • Teri Nicholas and Armin Olson, Grandchildren
  • Kyle Nicholas, Grandchild
  • Casey Nicholas, Grandchild
  • Kaitlin and Noah Gilbert, Great-Grandchildren
  • Brittain and Briley Stevens, Great-Grandchildren
  • James, Doris and Archie Nicholas, Great-Grandchildren
  • Mrs. Nicholas was also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members; and a large church family and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred (Buster) Nicholas; her parents; one brother, Johnny Johnson; one sister, Shirley Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Steve Stevens; grandson, James Nicholas, Sr.; and great-granddaughter, Kayla Florence.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Todd Stevens, Active
  • Kyle Nicholas, Active
  • Casey Nicholas, Active
  • Daymon Gilbert, Active
  • Brittain Stevens, Active
  • Noah Gilbert, Active
  • James Nicholas, Jr., Active
  • Archie Nicholas, Active
  • Mike Windsor, Honorary
  • Deacons of Herty Baptist Church, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Herty Baptist Church
  • Harbor Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 24, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mary Ann Nicholas

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Liz Smith

February 26, 2019

My condolences. We will cherish the memories.

Love, Liz Smith

ELIZABETH McDUFFIE

February 23, 2019

Mary was such a wonderful person. She never had a frown on her face, Although when my Dad and Buster would go hunting and fishing together only to arrive just in time to go to work, Mary would be annoyed but would quickly get over it, until it would happen again. She was always there for everyone. She was a hard worker, and had a loving and patient personality. God bless you all during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bo McDuffie's daughter,
Liz Smith

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