Shirley Jean Carmon Nichols
Shirley Jean Carmon Nichols, 85, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, July 24, 2020, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to James Stephen and Birdie Nave Carmon in Tomato, she was a retired accountant for American Greetings Corporation and a member of the Rosa Baptist Church where she and her husband Rev. George “Preacher” Nichols pastored for 50 years and nine months. Shirley was an individual who had dedicated her life to serving the Lord and became incapacitated due to a stroke 23 years age. Shirley’s love for the Lord continued and she demonstrated a tremendous amount of faith and courage over the past 22 years that touched many lives. Her time in the nursing home was one that she used to inspire and witness to others. She never lacked for a smile to make others feel better and prayed for many, never thinking of herself or her condition. Shirley was a secretary at the church and a member of the choir. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, several siblings and her beloved husband of 54 years, Rev. George “Preacher” Nichols.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Cindy Nichols Enos of Blytheville; grandchildren, William Chase Norris of Odessa, Fla., Matthew Nicholas and Haddasah Enos of Blytheville, Jacob Alexander and Abby Enos of Blytheville and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Welch officiating. Burial will be private and the family will receive friends Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home.
Following the State of Arkansas COVID-19 guidelines, no more than 100 people were allowed to gather inside of Cobb Funeral Home at one time and practice social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance between one another. Face masks are required to enter the building. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.