Lilian Nichols Obituary: Remembering Lillian Nichols, A Life of Love and Generosity

Lillian Nichols, a beloved resident of Burton, passed away peacefully at home on August 6, 2011, at the age of 83. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In honor of her wishes, a private graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Gerald Hodgeson, with a visitation period for friends and family to pay their respects at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Richfield Road Baptist Church, a cause close to Lillian’s heart.

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Burton Mourns the Loss of Lillian Nichols

Lillian Nichols, a resident of Burton for the past 60 years, passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday, August 6, 2011. She was known for her loving and caring nature, touching the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her passing leaves a void in the community, and many are coming together to celebrate her life and mourn her loss.

A Life of Love and Giving

Lillian, born on August 27, 1927, in Spencer, Virginia, was the daughter of Blanche (Vernon) Stone. In 1945, she relocated to the Flint region, where she resided until her passing. Lillian’s life was marked by her selfless acts of love and generosity. She worked as a seamstress, using her skills to bless others with her talent. Lillian’s devotion to her family was unwavering, and she took great care of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Cherished Family and Legacy

Lillian Nichols leaves behind a lasting legacy of love and compassion. She is survived by her children Forest J. Nichols Jr., Marcella A. Richardson, Thomas L. Nichols, Kathy Nichols, and Vernon L. Nichols, along with their spouses Cheyanne and Alynne. Additionally, she is survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Lillian’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of her family members, who will miss her dearly.

Funeral Arrangements and Memorial Donations

The family invites friends and well-wishers to attend the visitation at the funeral home on Monday, August 8, 2011, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A private graveside service, officiated by Pastor Gerald Hodgeson, will be held as per Lillian’s request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Richfield Road Baptist Church, a cause that held a special place in Lillian’s heart.

In Remembrance of Lillian Nichols

Lillian Nichols will always be remembered for her love, kindness, and dedication to her family and community. Her warm personality and genuine interest in others made her a cherished friend to all. As Burton mourns the loss of this remarkable woman, let us reflect on her legacy and continue to spread the love and generosity she exemplified throughout her life.


Lillian Nichols’ passing has left a deep void in the hearts of those who knew her. Her unwavering love, generosity, and dedication to her family and community will forever be remembered. As the community gathers to pay their respects and celebrate her life, let us hold on to the cherished memories and strive to embody the same spirit of love and giving that defined Lillian’s remarkable life.

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