Joseph Nichols

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 24, 2003

Mr. Joseph Nichols, 73, of 2284 Hosier Rd., Suffolk, died January 23, 2003, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

He was a native of Nansemond Co. and the widower of the late Jessie Mae Nichols and the son of the late Willie and Lizie Boone Nichols.

He was a member of Mt. Ararat United Church of Christ where he was a Trustee, Sunday School teacher, and past president of the Youth Department. He was also the past president of Local 5-390. He was a retired farmer, and had worked at the National Screen factory for more than 30 years. He had also worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Division of Motor Vehicles.

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His survivors include one son, Joseph M. Nichols (Susan E.), Petersburg; two daughters, Clara Skinner (James) and Vickie Harris (Charles), all from Suffolk; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Spencer, Newport News; and seven grandchildren, Danielle Lassiter, James Skinner Jr., Bridget Harris-Bailey, Charles Harris Jr., Nicole E. Nichols, Alicia Nichols, and Carissa M. Nichols; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends; a devoted friend, Rita Allmond; two sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in Mt. Ararat United Church of Christ by Dr. H. Harvey Murriel.

Interment will be held in Lauder Skeeter Cemetery, Suffolk.

Crocker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.