Stephen Edward Nicholson

July 14, 2012


AHOSKIE, NC – Mr. Stephen Edward Nicholson, age 67, died at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center in Greenville, NC on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

Mr. Nicholson was born in Halifax County on March 7, 1945, a son of the late Nannie Parks Nicholson and George Nicholson. He moved to Murfreesboro as a child where was raised. After graduating from Murfreesboro High School he joined the U.S. Air Force, and served a tour of six years. Mr. Nicholson served with the Murfreesboro Police Department following his tour of duty for a number of years, and after, worked at Georgia Pacific as a safety inspector for several years. He also worked at Resinall Corporation in Severn, NC for approximately fourteen years where he would retire. He was a member of Early‚??s Baptist Church in Ahoskie, NC.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria L. Nicholson of the home; one son Rick Nicholson and his wife, Valori of Houston, TX; two stepdaughters, Kim Lashley and her husband, Preston of Nashville, NC, and Heather Royal and her husband, June of Knightdale, NC; and one stepson, Richie Davis and his wife, Renee‚?? of Rocky Mount, NC. Also surviving is one granddaughter, Samantha Nicholson.

Besides his mother and father, Stephen was preceded in death by two sisters, Paula N. Stradley and Sylvia N. Harris.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 11 A.M. at the Chapel of Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie, NC with the Rev. Ronald McSwain officiating. The interment will follow at the Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie, NC.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center, 920 Wellness Road, Greenville, NC 27835.

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Elaine Wheeler
11 years ago

Our thought and prayers are with Steve’s family. May Steve rest in peace. We have known Steve for many years.

Robert & Elaine Wheeler

Elizabeth Merritt
11 years ago

Gloria, please know that my heart goes out to you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time.Please know that you will always have the many memories you had with Stephen and they will never be taken from you. My sympathys to you. You take care of yourself.

Vicky Blowe
11 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brenda Nichols Baisey
11 years ago

Gloria, we are so sorry. We think of you and your Mom very often. Stay strong, we will see you soon.

Love, Brianna and Brenda

11 years ago

Gloria,Ricky,Kim,Heather and Richie

I am so sorry about Steve’s death. He was a great husband,father and a true friend that will be missed by all.May God bless each and everyone of you and may Steve rest in peace

Rose Kennington
11 years ago


So sorry to hear about Steve. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kay Byrd
11 years ago

Gloria, I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry. I was glad to see that you were able to use the hospice facility. They are wonderful people there. Stay strong.

Sherrod &Debby Britt
11 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Mr &Mrs Harry Parks
11 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to you, the family of Steve. Love and prayers to all of you.

Mike Perry
11 years ago

Gloria, I was so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope to see you and Aunt Ruth before too long.