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Fannie Mae Nickles

April 24, 1943 — May 5, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

 

Fannie Mae Nickles (Rollie) was born on April 24, 1943, to Coatney and Mae Ethel Rollie (Lowery) in Postell, Arkansas. In 1963, she moved with her sister Lue to Corpus Christi, Tx. Shortly after arriving in Corpus Christi, she began working as a nurse’s aide while attending school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She then moved to Kansas City where she went on to attend Penn Valley Community College and Avila University graduating with a Registered Nursing degree. Fannie shared 40+ years of service at Research Medical Center where she held multiple positions. She was well respected by those that she worked with and by patients who were lucky enough to experience her bedside manner.

In December 1971, Fannie married “the Love of her Life”, Johnny Nickles.
 
Together, they were long time members of Gethsemane Baptist Church where she served on the usher board, and he served as a Deacon. They both loved their beloved church family. She was a God-fearing, obedient, praying woman, who praised God even during her long battle with Alzheimer’s. She believed that family was one of the most important assets in the world. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and extended family. She also would spend countless hours working on cross word and word search puzzles.

In addition to her parents and husband Johnny Nickles of 42 years, she was predeceased by her daughter, Gwendolyn Nickles, sister Hazel Harris, Ruby McCain, brothers; Elmo Rollie and Dennis Rollie.

She leaves to mourn a daughter, Dr. Patricia Edwards-Ellsworth (Gene), two sons; Richard Nickles (Vicki) and John Nickles (Dennie), 4 Grandchildren; Brian Edwards (Tania), Kaprice Stevenson (Dejuan), Darryl Threat (Vanessa), and Ian Young; 6 Great-Grandchildren; Daniya Threat, Briana Edwards, Dalila Threat, Ariana Edwards, Kayden Stephenson, Gwendolyn ‘Danise’ Threat; two sisters, Luevenuer (Lue) Johnson and Nevader Simes along with multiple nieces, nephews and friends, whom she loved dearly.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled on Saturday, May 13th at 11 AM at Gethsemane Baptist Church located at 3800 E. 73rd Street, Kansas City, MO  64132. The family will be accepting visitors starting at 10 AM. Flowers and condolences can be sent to 5820 Charlotte, Kansas City, Missouri 64110, attention John Nickles.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, May 13, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Gethsemane Baptist Church

3800 E 73rd St, KCMO, MO 64132

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Gethsemane Baptist Church

3800 E 73rd St, KCMO, MO 64132

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Burial

Saturday, May 13, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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