Originally created 05/16/03

Mr. Earl Nickerson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Earl Nickerson Jr., died May 11, 2003, at his residence. Funeral services will be 4 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Chinquapin Baptist Church. Interment will be in B & L Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Edward T. Jordan will officiate. Mr. Nickerson was the son of Mrs. Eloise Humphrey and the late Earl Nickerson. Earl attended Twin City High School in Batesburg. He joined the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He moved to Washington, D.C., as a young man, where he became a brick mason. When he retired, he moved to Augusta. Earl loved quartet singing and was a member of various gospel groups in the Washington, D.C., and Augusta, areas. It was during this time in Augusta that he met and married his beloved Willmenia, known to family and friends as "Bill". This devoted companion remained by his side until the Lord called him home to eternal rest. He was preceded in death by one son, Anthony "Black" Nickerson. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Willmenia G. Nickerson of the home in Augusta; four sons, Phillip (Janet) Nickerson, Monterey, Calif., Earl (Cynthia) Nickerson Jr., and David Nickerson both of Rocky Mount, N.C., Steve (Daniel) Nickerson, Washington, D.C.; four daughters, Regina (Mark) Taylor, Upper Marlboro, Md., Phyllis (Joseph) Thomas, Oxon Hill, Md., Earla Beatty Nickerson, Heather and Amy Briggs all of Washington, D.C.; three stepdaughters, Sheraldine (Derrick) Moreau and Angela (Billy) Fernadez, Columbia and Tonya (John) Cannon, Augusta; four brothers, Melvin (Liz) Nickerson, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Willie (Margaret) Nickerson, Ward, S.C., Kenneth (Phyllis) Humphrey, Leesville, S.C. and Danny (Oddie) Humphrey, Lexington, S.C.; two sisters, Joann (Jessie) Barton and Ella (Greg) Mendoza, Lexington, S.C.; three brothers-in-law, Beryal Gilchrist, Augusta, Terry (Linda) Gilchrist, Hopewell, Va. and Ronald Gilchrist, Lajolla, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Patricia Cary, Columbia, Valerie (James) Jones and Irene Mills, both of Augusta; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Amos & Sons Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle May 16, 2003