OBITUARY

Nick Mathis

March 13, 1936December 28, 2020

Nick Mathis was born on March 13, 1936 and passed away on December 28, 2020 in EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut and is under the care of New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home.

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Joyce Robertson

January 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and stunned by the news. Our hearts go out to you and everyone who loved Nick. I have many precious memories of your mother while I was growing up in El Paso, especially concerning music. My cousin, I wish you peace in your time of grief. Willie, deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your cousin Joyce.

Christy Prosapio

January 17, 2021

I met Niki as a child and attended many of her performances and parties with my parents and their circle of friends. I was always stuck by her talent, beauty and kindness.

My most sincere condolences to her family for their loss. Niki was and will always remain in my memory.

JoAnn Miller

January 14, 2021

Extending my love and sympathy to the family and friends of Nick Mathis. She has left with me great memories of traveling together, especially our trip to West Africa. She has left with me a great appreciation for jazz and the women who express their talents. She has left in me a zeal for living life to its its fullest, because that is what she did. I will miss her always. May God give those who knew and loved Nick peace, comfort, and blessed memories. 💔

Eva Roberts Smith

January 11, 2021

My condolences to the family. Nick was a family friend to my family and my father Samuel Roberts. Praying the Lord’s peace and comfort to you all.

Charlotte Crumady-Campfield

January 11, 2021

Dear Willie and Family,

Words cannot express how much I will miss your mother's loving and kind heart. As you know I have known her every since I was a little child growing up at Second Baptist Church. She would re-enter my life at various times during my teen and adult years always encouraging me to continue with my music.

She shared so many things in the last few years as far as the history of growing up in El Paso and the people who shaped our lives. She encouraged me to share my family history to the Digie Wall, which she so well promoted. She always seemed to know when I needed uplifting, especially during the loss of my parents and my sickness.

I pray God's overwhelming abundance of love embrace you with comfort and understanding. Cherish those wonderful memories of her close to your heart and know she is now your Angel watching over you. May her soul rest well in the power of God's love. She will definitely be missed.

May God bless you all.

Charlotte (Crumady) Campfield
Augusta, Georgia

D “Sissy” Byrd

January 11, 2021

My condolences to the family and friends of Nickie Mathis. For many years we listened to your music. My prayers are with your family.

Leslie Manselle

January 11, 2021

I have known, respected and looked up to Nick Mathis for many years. She was a woman of grace, intelligence and determination who influenced many emerging performers. She was well loved in Hartford and will be missed by her Jazz community.
God's blessings upon all her family.

Denise Best

January 11, 2021

I was blessed and honored to have performed with and for Nick including one of her own compositions, "Be Sweet". Nick was widely known in the Northeast, particularly Hartford, Connecticut, for her annual production of "Many Colors of a Woman. For more than two decades, she provided a venue for hundreds of women, and some men to showcase their talent, including my granddaughter, Amina Edwards on violin, and Rodney Edwards on cello. Were it not for this pandemic, we would be together in a SRO venue here in Hartford, singing her praises! Thank you to the family for sharing such a remarkable woman with us and allowing us to share this day with you! May she rest in peace,

Denise Best
Hartford, CT

Casey Adams

January 11, 2021

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, for weeping may endure for a night but Joy will commeth in the morning.

On behalf of the Adams Family, we love you and we are here for you; long after the phone calls stop coming and long after visitors stop visiting, we will be here today, tomorrow and always.

Casey, Qiana, Jasmin and Greyson

Marcia Whittingham

January 11, 2021

Thank you Nicki for always being the beautiful person you are and always be. It has been a pleasure knowing you and you will be missed. Love 💘 Marcia