Martha Elizabeth Strickland Nichols



Martha Elizabeth Strickland Nichols, age 83, of Teachey, NC and formerly of Oriental, NC passed from this life to her eternal rest on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

She was born August 18, 1933 in Martin County, NC and was the daughter of the late Henry Thomas and Gussie Mae Bullock Strickland. Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, Steward Oscar Nichols; her daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Nichols and 13 brothers and sisters.

Surviving to cherish her memory is her 3 daughters, Michelle Elaine Nichols of Gettysburg, PA, Mona Evon Fussell and husband, Nathan of Teachey, NC and Mary Evelyn Nichols of Richlands, NC. Martha was also blessed with 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family that loved Martha dearly and was loved in return.

Martha was a lady who loved her family and friends. She found great joy in the simplest of things, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Being a daughter and sister of a family of 14 children, Martha knew how to love and care for others. She was always willing to go the extra mile to help others. Martha will surely be missed but treasured memories of her will forever remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

The family will be receiving friends at Nathan and Mona Evon Fussell's home in Teachey.

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Padgett Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace 910-285-3309