Violet Nichols
Saturday
19
January

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10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services - Ocala
910 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, Florida, United States
3526297171
Saturday
19
January

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services - Ocala
910 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, Florida, United States
3526297171

Burial

Highland Memorial Park Ocala, Florida

Obituary of Violet "M" Nichols

VIOLET MURIEL NICHOLS, 83 , of OCALA, FLORIDA, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY JANUARY 9TH, 2019 IN THE PRESENCE OF HER LOVED ONES. 

MURIEL was born to CALLIS AND ANNIE SEALY ON OCTOBER 4TH OF 1935 in MARENGO ALABAMA. AFTER COMPLETEING HER EDUCATION, SHE MARRIED HER LOVE AND PARTNER, WILLIAM PERRY NICHOLS OF LINDEN, ALABAMA ON HER 17TH BIRTHDAY. OCTOBER 4TH OF 1952. THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A BLESSED LIFE FILLED WITH FAITH, LOVE, AND DEVOTION TO THOSE SHE TOUCHED.

MURIEL AND PERRY EARNED AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE FROM THEIR BELOVED UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TO BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY TOGETHER. FROM THAT POINT THEIR LIVES GREW INTO AN UNDYING DEVOTION TO THE FAMILY THEY CREATED TOGETHER. A FAMILY THAT BECAME PASSIONATE ABOUT WATER SKIING, SPECIFICALLY BAREFOOT SKIING AT A WORLD CLASS LEVEL. MURIEL WAS THE ENGINE THAT KEPT "THE BAREFOOT MACHINE" ROLLING. AFTER EXCELLING IN CAREERS SUPPORTING OTHER'S BUSINESSES SHE GUIDED HER FAMILY'S LAUNCH OF THE LONG TIME FAMILY SURF, SKI, AND SKATE BUSINESS "WATERSPOTS" OF OCALA, FLORIDA. THE COUNTLESS HOURS SHE DEVOTED TO THE BUSINESS EARNED HER ANOTHER NICKNAME RECOGNIZED BY THE LOCAL FAMILIES OF OCALA AS "THE WATERSPOTS LADY”. MURIEL, MAWMAW, THE WATERSPOTS LADY. SHE WILL BE REMEBERED AND REVERED AS ALL OF THOSE.

MURIEL IS SURVIVED IN LIFE BY MANY WHO DEARLY LOVED HER, INCLUDING BUT CERTAINLY NOT LIMITED TO, HER 2 LOVING children :HER DAUGHTER, PAMELA NICHOLS SMITH AND HER SON, WILLIAM PERRY (BILLY) NICHOLS JR.,  HIS SPOUSE, SALLY NICHOLS.  AS WELL AS HER GRANDCHILDREN SHE SO CHERISHED. KNOWN TO THEM AS THEIR "MAWMAW", THEY ARE: ANDREW, MELISSA, ALEXA, AUSTIN, TAYLER, TORI, CARSON AND COLEMAN. AS WELL AS TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: TAYLYNN, AND LIAM.

 

MURIEL IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HER BROTHER: WAYNE SMITH AND HIS FAMILY. SADLY, SHE WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS AND SIBLINGS: LARRY, JEAN, CAROLYN AND DONALD. 

SERVICES FOR MRS. NICHOLS WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 19TH, 2019 AT 11:00 AM AT HIERS-BAXLEY- OCALA, 910 E. SILVER SPRINGS BLVD. OCALA,FL 34470 FOLLOWED BY HER INTERNMENT AT HIGHLAND MEMORIAL PARK OF OCALA.

THE SERVICE WILL CULMINATE WITH A GATHERING TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF MRS. NICHOLS AT THE CHURCH OF THE SPRINGS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS THE FAMILY REQUESTS THAT DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE CHURCH OF THE SPRINGS IN HER HONOR.

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