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Stella Nicholson

May 19, 1933 — August 20, 2023

Stella Nicholson, 90, of Davenport, passed away, Sunday, August 20, 2023 at her home.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August 28, 2023 at Progressive Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service at church.  Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.  Memorials may be made to the family.

 

Stella was born on May 19, 1933 in Hughes, Arkansas, daughter of Dan and Geneva (Burton) Jordan, Sr.  In 1949 she married Willie Ash, and to that unity she had two children.  In 1951, she moved to Davenport and later married Vernal S. Nicholson.  From that unity, she had eight children.

 

She was a member Progressive Baptist Church.  She was an excellent cook and made every meal like it was a Sunday dinner.  She was the “Mother” of church, family, and the neighborhood.  She was lovingly known as “Mama Nick”.  She loved her family with all her heart and would take other families in until they got settled.  Her favorite family gathering was Thanksgiving and they made sure to get a family portrait every year.

 

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Betty Ash, Willie (Betty) Ash, Jr., Levernal (Linda) Nicholson, Ronald A. Nicholson, Susan Nicholson, David B. Nicholson, Geneva M. Nicholson, Carol A. (Jerry) Green, Chari (Dennis) Darell, and Stella A. Gries; 30 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Charles Jordan and grandsons Aaron Ash and Jerry Green, Jr.

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, August 28, 2023

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

Progressive Baptist Church

1302 E 12th St, Davenport, IA 52803

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 28, 2023

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

Progressive Baptist Church

1302 E 12th St, Davenport, IA 52803

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Burial

Monday, August 28, 2023

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