OBITUARY

Grace Esther Nichols

July 26, 1944November 6, 2018
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Grace Esther Nichols, 74, of Hebron passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Bessie Messick. Grace loved children and babysat for many of the kids in Hebron. She worked at Cherokee Lanes bowling alley and for 13 years worked in the deli at Food Lion before retiring. Along with her sister Barbara and son Josh, Grace enjoyed going to the casino and playing the slots and in the past she enjoyed going to play BINGO. She is survived by her son, Joshua G. Nichols; sister, Barbara Murray; several nieces and nephews; and two special neighbors, Lynette Kenney and Cindy Daugherty. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Raymond “Buddy” Edward Nichols in September; five brothers, Robert, Richard, Danny, Melvin, Jr., and Lester Messick; and sister, Ruby Ford. A Celebration of Grace’s Life will be held Wednesday at 11am at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury where friends may visit one hour prior to the service.

  • FAMILY

  • Melvin G. Messick, Father
  • Bessie Bonnett Messick, Mother
  • Joshua G. Nichols, Son
  • Barbara Murray, Sister
  • Lynette Kenney, Special Neighbor
  • Cindy Daugherty, Special Neighbor
  • Raymond "Buddy" Edward Nichols - 9-25-2018, Husband

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, November 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Grace Esther Nichols

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Kim Messick

November 14, 2018

I remember when Aunt Grace came to Live with us...she had to babysit us for rent. I also remember her first date with Uncle Buddy, it was love at first site❤️
I also remember how happy she was when Josh came into their life. She will be truly missed by many.
My condolences,
Kim

Mary Parsons-Williams

November 8, 2018

Grace was such a sweet lady. She sold Avon years ago and would stop by and talk. She will be deeply missed.

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Biography

She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Bessie Messick. Grace loved children and babysat for many of the kids in Hebron. She worked at Cherokee Lanes bowling alley and for 13 years worked in the deli at Food Lion before retiring. Along with her sister Barbara and son Josh, Grace enjoyed going to the casino and playing the slots and in the past she enjoyed going to play BINGO.