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Deacon Johnny Nichols

August 15, 1929 - February 10, 2018

August 15, 1929 – February 10, 2018

Deacon Johnny (Johnnie) Nichols, 88 passed away at home peacefully. He was the husband of Anna Mae whom preceded him in death May 2017. They shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Bastrop, LA, he was the fifth sibling of ten children of Champ and Mable Nichols. He was employed wi…read more

August 15, 1929 – February 10, 2018

Deacon Johnny (Johnnie) Nichols, 88 passed away at home peacefully. He was the husband of Anna Mae whom preceded him in death May 2017. They shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Bastrop, LA, he was the fifth sibling of ten children of Champ and Mable Nichols. He was employed with the Chicago Transit Authority and worked until retirement. In addition he drove a taxicab throughout the Chicago area.

He accepted Jesus Christ at a very early age. His first church membership in the Chicago area was with the LeClaire Baptist Church under Pastor Bush. A few years later transferred his membership to United Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Pastor Wilson Daniels. He was ordained a Deacon and served the church and community for 47 years.

Johnny will be remembered for never meeting a stranger, witnessing the gospel, family gatherings, photography and the expression. “Remember me as Johnny Nichols, that’s what they call me!”

A son, Daniel Nichols of Chicago, IL, survives him. A sister, Mrs. Mable (Levell) Stewart of Riverdale, IL. Three grandchildren, John-Vincent and Stephen Daniel Nichols of Herndon, VA. Mrs. Sara Anne Irene (Nichols) Drabek of Boston, MA. Four sister-in-laws, Rose (Claude) Hurt, Willette Banner, Margaret Nichols, Irene Nichols and a host of nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Services/Home Going Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 am.
Interment at Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery.
4301 West Roosevelt Road, Hillside, IL 60162.

Viewing/visitation will be held Friday, February 16  from 4-9 pm at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL 773-736-3833. Also prior to the Home Going Celebration at United Baptist Church from 10 -11 am, 4242 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60624, 773-722-4357.

Memorial Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the following:
United Baptist Deacon Board
Or
United Baptist Sunday School Program
4242 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60624 or
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 3249 S. Oak Park Ave., 45 North, Berwyn, IL 60402 www.seasons.org

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Chicago Funeral Home

6150 N. Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

United Baptist Church

4242 W. Roosevelt
Chicago, IL 60624

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

United Baptist Church

4242 W. Roosevelt
Chicago, IL 60624

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Oak Ridge Cemetery

4301 W. Roosevelt
Hillside, IL 60162

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