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Geraldine Nichols

Geraldine Nichols (Collins)

Friday, February 5th, 1932 - Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Geraldine Nichols silently slipped into the waiting arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 28, 2019.
She was born February 5, 1932 in Atlantic, Virginia to the late Cora and James Collins. She attended primary school in Virginia and completed secondary school in New York City. Upon retiring from The General Electric Company, as a circuit card technician, she completed classes in Health Aid as well as the Bell Company Operators School. She entered the Baptist faith in early adulthood and joined the Disciples of Christ upon her return to Virginia. Gerry always loved the Lord with all her heart and expressed her faith willingly.
She met the love of her life and devoted husband Dal R. Nichols in Norfolk, Virginia and they were married on October 3, 1956 and enjoyed 46 years together before he predeceased her in July of 2002. With Dal being away at sea during his many years in the Navy, she took on the role as the Matriarch of the family and together Gerry and Dal raised six children; Timothy, Patricia, Dehart, Dal, Michael and Waymond, all will miss her dearly. Her many Grandchildren will remember her love for them and her playful sense of humor - she loved to laugh.
She loved her family unconditionally, sometimes with tough love, but none the less unconditionally. If you met Gerry once; you knew right away that she was a fervent Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed their success. Not only the Red Sox; if you were a team from New England, she was your number one fan.
With great sadness we gather to mourn the loss of our loved one, Gerry, but we also celebrate her release from her earthly bonds to ascend to her new life in heaven.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, June 1st, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    Mt Herman Church of Christ Disciples
    3132 Somme Ave
    Norfolk, Virginia 23509
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    1600 St. Julian Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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Posted at 07:53am
Please accept my condolences for your loss. May the God of comfort give your family the strength to continue to cope with the sorrow and pain you're feeling right now. Our heavenly Father promises at Isaiah 25:8 that he's going to swallow up death forever and John 5:28, 29 says that we will get to see our dead loved ones again in a resurrection of life. I really hope these words bring a measure of comfort and peace to you and your family during this difficult time. JW.ORG

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Posted at 09:05pm
With heartfelt wishes that you find comfort in the knowledge that Geraldine is with her beloved Del in the arms of Our Lord.
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Posted at 09:18am
With Sympathy, The Spruiell Family(Mike, Vera, Alex and Britt)
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Darryl Davis

Posted at 01:25pm
On behalf of my family, we send our sincere condolences to the Nichols...Collins families. Rejoice in the gift God has given you in her and may her legacy continue to bless you and future generations. Praying that the peace, rest and comfort that only God can provide rest upon you. Again so sorry for your lost.

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Posted at 09:20am
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