Joseph Cleveland Nicholson
Graveside Memorial Services for Joseph (Joe) Cleveland Nicholson will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton, MS with Brother Paul Trosper officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Joe, 83, of Meridian, left his earthly body on Saturday, December 9, 2017, surrounded by his wife and children at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Joe joined the United States Navy in 1952 and was a proud Veteran of the Korean War. He was a successful self-employed business man who worked 7 days a week for many years.
Once Joe finally retired he loved riding his Gold Wing Honda, traveling in his RV, and most importantly spending time with his family. Nothing made him prouder than sitting in his recliner watching his children, grandchildren and great grand-children banter and laugh with each other.
Joe is survived by his wife of over 64 years Nora Alyce Tomlinson Nicholson, his sons Stacy Nicholson(Margaret) and Sabe Nicholson (Lori) and his daughters Retha Gunter (Mike), Jo Williams (Haydn) and Donna Lewis (Darryl), He leaves behind two brothers, George and Tommy Null and sister Kathy Null. He had eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stacy and Retha Nicholson, his biological father TC Null, and his brother Roy Russell.
The family would like to thank Dr. James Matthews III, Dr. John Voss, the staff at Jeff Anderson Cancer Treatment Center, Rush Foundation Hospital ICU and fifth floor nurses for the outstanding support and care that was provided to Joe.
The family asked in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or charity of your choice in memory of this brilliant man that touched so many lives.
Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00am prior to graveside at James F. Webb Funeral Home.
Mary and Junior Cochran, so sorry for your loss.Meridian, MS
Sabe, just want you to know your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. LaBiche
Teresa A. LaBicheMeridian, MS
Ricky & I send prayers & condolences to all of you, praying for strength & peace at this time. Ricky & Jo Ann Reese
Ricky & Jo Ann ReeseMeridian, MS
Ricky & I are so sorry to hear of Joe's death. Nora, you & your family will be in our prayers.
Ricky & Jo Ann ReeseMeridian, MS
We are so sorry for your Loss. Your family are in are prayers.
Hank and Letha FloreyBiloxi, MS
Prayers for Gods comfort during this difficult time.
Suzanne (Butler) SmithMeridian, MS
Lucy and I are so sorry for your loss
maurice kahlmusmeridian, MS
Nora and family. With regrets, I will be out of town Wednesday and cannot pay my respects for a fine man. I will remember your family in my prayers.
Jo WilliamsAugusta, GA
God Bless you with a precious wife and a loving family. We all loved you very much and will miss you..
Ross and Judy WilsonGardendale,, AL
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Nicholson family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS
When I think of your family, it reminds me of all the fun things we did as kids. Nora, you always seemed like the coolest mom in the world. Joe was always so funny. You are all in my prayers. My sincere sympathies to your family as you journey forward.
Phyllis ClayNew Orleans, LA
As an extraordinary man in many ways, Mr. Joe Nicholson left a wonderful legacy that will be dearly cherished by all those who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Nora and all the family as we extend to them our deepest sympathy. May God's Word and His Holy Spirit (the "Comforter") provide strength, comfort, and assurance in this time of sorrow. Billy and Gail Booth family
Billy and Gail BoothHazen, AR
NORA AND FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JOE. SO PROUD TO HAVE RODE WITH YOU TWO. OUR PRAYER IS FOR SWEET JESUS TO KEEP YOU IN HIS CIRCLE OF LOVE AND FEEL HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND YOU. HOW BLESSED JOE WILL HAVE CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS.
WAYNE AND DOT HUMPHREYMERIDIAN, MS