Lena Leigh Nichols

October 21, 1929 - October 18, 2015

10/21/1929 - 10/18/2015

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday October 27, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Service
Tuesday October 27, 2015
11:00 am
New Calvary Baptist Church
800 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
757-627-1269 | Directions
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Homegoing Service

Cemetery
Wednesday October 28, 2015
11:00 am
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions
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Committal Service

Service

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Lena Leigh Johnson Nichols was born to William and Hazel Gray Johnson on October 21, 1929 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was taken to rest by the Master on October 18, 2015. She is predeceased by her parents, William and Hazel Johnson, her grandmother, Sarah Faulks Gray, her daughter, Pamela Ann Nichols, her sister, Barbara McCoy, and her loving husband Robert E. Nichols, Sr. Mourning her memory are her five children, Robert E. Nichols, Jr(Marilyn), Gail Nichols DeBerry, Sharon Nichols Lee, Kimberly Nichols Roberson, and William Nichols (Angelia). She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory. She was affectionately known by the grandchildren as Ma-ma. She is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
 After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in 1947, she attended Norfolk State College. Participating in her high school class reunion was one of her favorite activities and she was active in the group for years. Lena was a member of New Calvary Baptist Church and was a member of the choir for many years until she could no longer serve. She was a charter member of The Voices of Norfolk and The I. Sherman Green Chorale. Singing brought joy to her heart and she had the voice of an angel.
Church, family, and friends were three of the most important things in her life. She was an excellent home maker and was loved and adored by many. She was a jack of all trades and master of most. She was a pillar in the community where she resided in Crestwood Manor in Chesapeake, VA. She was a girl scout leader, officer in the PTA, and officer in the Neighborhood Community Conscience. She was a volunteer for the March of Dimes and collected in the neighborhood every year.
Home going services will be Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:00 am. Viewing will be at 10:00 am at the church, one hour before the service.
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Donnell C. Alston, President, BTW Class of 1969 Alumni Association
6 years ago

Dear Toni & Joyce: Please accept our deep condolences at the passing of your beloved family member. Our prayer is that God’s peace, tender mercies and love will surround you and your family during this time of bereavement.

Rick Cradle
6 years ago

To the Nichols family:
Your mother has shed her earthly robe and her spirit has been released to explore new beginnings in higher realms of God’s love. Her spirit will always dwell in you for “All is One” in “Spirit and Truth” of Our Creator. Be blessed and may peace, love and joy bring comfort your soul!

Anthony L. Kenion
6 years ago

Wishing you peace and comfort from a long time friend of the family
during this difficult time. Be strong and take care. Dorothy Woods-Kenion and Family

James and Michele McCoy
6 years ago

May you rest in peace with Uncle Elmo and Bar. God has healed you and set you free Aunt Lena. Love you. Jimmy, Michele, Taylor and Londyn.

Lydia Campbell
6 years ago

May god bless you and your family Kim at this difficult time. Be strong take care.

Joann Southall-Cooper
6 years ago

The Nichols Family,

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. May God comfort you all and strengthen you during this time of need. God Bless.

JoJo Southall-Cooper & Family

Alfredia Cooper
6 years ago

May God strengthen and comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

Toni Lawe
6 years ago

Wishing you peace and comfort. May fond memories continue to be with you and your family. May God continue to bless you all.

Toni Lawe
6 years ago

Wishing you peace and comfort. May fond memories continue to be with you and your family. May God continue to bless you all.

Daria D. Forbes
6 years ago

Kim and family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God bless your family and provide strength through this difficult time. Through him all things are possible.

Sincerely,

Dee