- 54 years old
- Date of birth: May 18, 1957
- Place of birth:
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
- Date of passing: Nov 23, 2011
- Place of passing:
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Jane be with us forever. Keep her in our hearts forever!|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Jane Nicholson, 54, born on May 18, 1957 and passed away on November 23, 2011. We will remember her forever. She seemed shy and reserved, but once you got to know her, she was a funny girl! She had a heart of gold and loved her family above all else. She loved her husband Rich more then words can express, and he was the reason she decided to fight the evil disease that stole her life. She was quiet a lot of the time, but once you got her going, she said and did some of the funniest things ever. She defiantly marched to the beat of a different drum, but that's one of the most endearing things about her. It seems we never know what we have til it's gone, and this certainly holds true in this situation. When we found out she only had a couple months left- NO ONE could believe it. She never hurt a fly. She never smoked even one cigarette, never did illegal drugs or drank even socially. She always put everyone else first ahead of herself. Including her animals. When Sammy (her new puppy) was sick with Parvo- she went and visited him every single day and laid in his kennel with him, and she knew she wasn't feeling well, she just was not sure why yet- but she refused to do anything about what was going on with her until she knew her puppy was going to be ok. That speaks volumes about the love she had for her family (yes, Sammy is part of her family) Then we got her to go to N. Fl where we found out she was more sick then we ever could have ever imagined. The last couple months went super fast. We took her to the Josh Groben show and she had the time of her life. She looked beautiful and even wore tall platform shoes to the show. Even @ age 54- she still had "it". She did what made her happy. During the Josh show- she stood up and played her "air-violin" as she was known for.
Although she never had any of her "own" biological children, aside from her animals, she always wanted a big family, which is exactly what she got when she married into the Nicholson family 15 years ago. She got two wonderful step sons Matt and Eric, who gave her some pretty nice daughters in law- Nikki (aka Leslie),Karen and Mary. And between the 3 of those women, they gave her a total of 7 grand babies. She was always looking for things to buy them, she loved to shop for the grand kids more so then shopping for herself!
She always spoke highly of her mother, and always said how pretty and social she was. She was a 'daddy's girl' and loved him so much. She has a sister Alane that she totally enjoyed spending time with. She also has a brother in TX.
When she first learned of how serious her illness was, she went catatonic on us. She didn't want to fight. She wanted to give up quickly, until the love of her life came up behind her while standing in the kitchen with tears in his eyes and asked "What will it take for you to fight this" She replied "Marry me again" And with that, we planned a wedding for Thanksgiving day. Her health was declining faster then then the wedding day was approaching, so the day before we were set to go to the Hilton in Daytona, we called a justice of the peace to the house, and had a very beautiful intimate ceremony in her bedroom with herself, her groom, her matron of honor (Her sister) and her 2 flower girls Phoebe n Paige, and her daughter in law Karen. They exchanged their written vows and retied the knot and then we rushed off to The Hilton a day early for her honeymoon. The next day was the last day Jane was with us. She took her last breath while she was asleep and being held by her husband who helped her cross over to the other side and gave her directions to The Rainbow Bridge, where Levi their dog was waiting for her. She will always be missed. All we have is the time that is NOW. So in Jane's honor, and for yourself, live everyday like it's your last, smile big, dance when it's not 'appropriate' and do what makes you happy. That's how Jane did it, and she did it well.
"Good Morning, you would be awake and I'm about to go to bed. I just saw on the news a guy threw his dog into traffic twice trying to kill it and the poor dog is still alive and looks a bunch like Sammie and Levy. The guy is in jail and hope he never gets out. I knew you would be as upset as me. I miss you and think about you all the time. Wish you were here to go riding with me. Give Mom and Dad and Nan a hug for me and Tazzy. Love you, Alane."
"Five years since you left.They say it gets easier with time.That's not true.Miss you ,Love you, Rich"
"Happy Birthday Miss you everyday. Love ya"
"Wow, Jane. I've been thinking it has been 2 years and realized it has actually been 4. It seems like yesterday that I was driving to Deltona and watching movies with you and having oreo milkshakes and eclairs for dinner. Save a spot for me next to you & Mom and Dad up there in Heaven and I'll keep playing your favorite songs from The Band Perry and Bon Jovi for you. Love you always, Alane....."
"Babe ,Four years now I truly miss you,It is so unfair such a good person like you was taken from us all.As long as I am alive so are you.Love you, Rich"
I finished my last therapy session last week. Almost a whole year of therapy. My 14th birthday is tomarrow too. Pretty happy about that.
Its getting harder everyday without you.
So many good changes. Skyler and savannah know who you are.
We told them.
They where happy.
I heard "you raise me up" today on Pandora an hour ago.
I cried like a baby.
I looked up, and saw a darker grey color vanish away from above me.
Was that you? I hope it was.
Rex is doing good.
I can't write anymore, my phone is wet, and I can't see from all the crying.
Love you and I miss you, SO much.
Happy Birthday!! I miss you so much.
I really do. I still cry every week, and then I have flashbacks of you and I, alot. But don't worry, mom got me a therapist for that.
I got a gecko. His name is Rex. Super cool reptile.
I'll be driving towards the end of this year.
I have all As and Bs and one C on my progress report.
And I have a ceremony next week. Not sure when.
One last thing,
My best friend, Lamar Hawkins, he's in heaven to. Tell him I miss him.so much to.
Send some more signs.
Phoebe Nicholson, age 13"
"Happy birthday baby. Lots of changes in my life but one constant is that you are not here to share them with me.Miss you, Love you"
"See you soon! John 5:28,29"
"Hey Jane. Wow. 3 years already.. You were so strong to keep fighting. How's Levi? I'd say the last year has been kinda tough without you. New things have happened. I'm learning to speak Spanish now. Its great.. School is rough. The kids are jerks, and the teachers are absolutely crazy. I've "adopted" most of your clothes. Although its been 3 years, I don't know why, but I feel more and more... Uh.. Sad and kinda emptyish. One of my teachers have noticed. I miss you. A lot. So does Sammie. Paige, well. Paige is Paige. She is still kinda, off track about you leaving. But other than that, she is good. I love you more than you'll ever know. By the way, I asked, and Skyler + Savannah sorta remember/know you. ;)"
"Today makes it three years since you were taken away from me.Life does go on but you are always in my thoughts. When I give Sammie his treats one is heart shaped and I always tell him that this one is from Mommie. Miss and Love you. Rich"
"I hope they have Red Lobster in heaven. Saw Sammy the other week. I know ur proud. Everyone down here is doing well. I know ur watching! Ur on everyone's mind and as always live on in our hearts. ❤️"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE RICH"
"I tried to share a picture & a message from facebook to this site in memory of Jane & the 5 year anniversary of Dad's passing but it wouldn't go through. Its on my timeline which is open to anyone or i can share it to someone on my friends list. Jane & Dad are in my thoughts always and much missed."
"Yesterday was the Relay for Life. Special thank to all who lit a luminary for Jane."
"Phoebe, I know Jane has a big smile on her face after reading what you said for her and that she misses you & Paige very much & wants you to have a very Merry Christmas as do I. Love, Alane"
"I'm not lighting a candle this time, but I am keeping a rose with me for when I meet you at rainbow bridge in a long time. All I want for Christmas is you by my side, picking my gifts out and hugging me at the end, maybe spilling some hot cocoa now and then. I love you and miss you so much, I don't know how I am still smiling.. merry Christmas <3"
"HI, MOMMY, I MISS YOU SO MUCH .I KNOW YOU AND MY BROTHER AND DOING WELL. I AM KEEPING DADDY IN LINE FOR YOU AND CAN`T WAIT UNTIL WE ARE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN, LOVE YOUR LITTLE BOY. SAMMIE"
"seems like only yesterday I was visiting Rich and you were there..doing all you could to help make the night with family just right..hard to believe 2 years have passed..i can only say I think of you often and consider myself lucky to have known you,,"
"2 years.... Can't really believe it. I heard total eclipse of the heart the other day..... It still gets me. I truly believe ur up in heaven Playin with Levi and watching over all of us.... Uve been slower with the pickles lately.... Send more pickles. Xoxo"
"It`s hard to believe two years have gone by since Jane left us. Thanks to all who keep coming to this site and keeping her memory alive. I am always running into people she knew and their stories of Jane has really helped me.Her roses bloomed this morning(her way of telling me all is well) I miss Jane, cancer really sucks"
"Hey Sis, last month i adopted a border collie that looks just like Levi & Sammi did.. He's older & not in good health & I just wanted to make his last days happy & keep him from the pound. He was taken from the pound the day before he was going to be put to sleep. Unfortunately he has a cataract in one eye & weak on his back end & also doesn't hear too well but he is a sweetheart & fit right in. Unfortunately i think he suffered a seizure last night & took a turn for the worse. The vet gave us anti-seizure meds & joint meds & we're hoping for the best. His name is Laddie & i think he was brought here for a reason. He may be joining you soon and i'm sure you will love him very much."
"Happy birthday to a wonderful lady gone to soon..you will always hold a special place in my heart..."
"3 things I remember about Jane: 1) she'd come flying into my room on Sunday mornings and read the comics with me and watch cartoons under a ridiculous black light poster of a tiger I had on my wall, 2) frisbee on the beach with her on sunny, windy summer days and 3) learning some really good cuss words I heard her use against a lifeguard once (long story). Happy birthday, Jane!"
"Happy Birthday Jane. I'd be singing it to you right now if i could. Hope you are in a great place with Levi & Mom & Dad. Love you. Alane"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY I MISS MY MOMMY LOVE SAMMY"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE, I MISS YOU EVERY DAY. LOVE FOREVER RICH"
"I'm sure Jane knows and is glad about the Relay for Life. The month of May is always the hardest being as she always said 'another year younger'....... Red Lobster & a movie were always her Birthday requests. Thinking of the 'Emerald Green' that always was her favorite color. Happy Early Birthday xoxo"
"We did the Relay for life. Keeping you in everyone's memory. Thanks to all who lit a luminaire. Special thanks to MILT,KAREN,NICKI N.HEATHER, NIKKI E,PHOEBE,PAIGE,LOGAN,LIAM,ANDLUKE for coming and showing their support."
"I would like anyone interested to know that this week-end is the relay for life at Gemini Springs.I miss Jane and this helps keep her memory alive. The luminary walk is an awesome tribute."
"HAPPY VALENTINES-ANNIVERSITY DAY"
"An entire year has past.I have met many new people and realize now that Jane was truly a one of a kind.The saying that you don`t know what you`ve got til it`s gone has a profound meaning to me.I miss Jane every day."
"Hi Sis, barely a day goes my when i don't think of you. Miss ur singing & comparing music & hearing ur voice on the phone. I've especially had a heavy heart this entire month remembering the hospital & being at home with you & getting milkshakes on our visits. Hope you are happy & at peace where you are & still cant believe that you are gone so soon. Miss you & love you forever."
"I was getting in the truck a few weeks ago.... there was a pickle slice on the seat from the hamburger eaten in there the night before.... Although I know it probably fell out of the hamburger and got left behind.... it still made me think you may have something to do with it. PMNs still constantly talking about you. We all miss you."
"We see that people are just looking but not well ya know, saying anything
So please people don't forget to light a candle with us. It will really help Opa and me! :-)"
"My heart is like a Rose garden (Janes fav!) My garden needs to be watered everyday.
And somebody has the very special hand to do so (Jane). With out her
My garden can not grow! But everytime I think about her, it's like she is here to water my garden. She is with us all."
"These days go by without you
so dreary and so bleak
In my Rose Garden of memories
I know you'll always be
for though you're gone
from this mortal world
In my heart you'll always be"
© Victoria L. Payne
In my Rose Garden of memories
I see you standing there
An angel in disguise
Who taught me how to care
I long to hear your voice
for real not in my dreams
I am missing you so much these days
how empty my world seems
People say time heals all wounds
that someday the pain will subside
But Grandma I can tell you
I think they must have lied
The emptiness I am feeling"
"Tonight your memory burns like a fire, with each passing hour it gets higher and higher.I sit in these flames and wish that you`ld come back to me. Times not healing anything.Eight months now. Love ya, Rich"
"Happy anniversary. LOVE YOU- MISS YOU . RICH"
"Thought about you all week before ur birthday as always. First birthday i couldn't call & sing to you & have lunch together. Had a nice lunch with Rich in ur honor but not the same without you. Played all ur favorite songs & Lady Abtebellum was on TV that same nite. Were u sending us a sign? We also talked to the waitress at Red Lobster & she graduated with you & remembered you. Signs???"
"U have no idea the ripple effect uve left on the planet!!! Happy bday sister!"
"have a GREAT brithday jane have a good time in heaven!!!
"Happy Birthday Jane.. Today we remember and miss you! Nothing but good memories and Jane stories to share with the boys. They still play the wii you got them and ask about you. Liam said you couldn't go to his birthday party cause you were in heaven. Hope there is an olive garden up there.. Eat some extra breadsticks and chocolate cheesecake for all of us.. Love you Eric"
"Happy birthday Jane!!! U r still loved and never 2 b 4 gotten!!"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY LOVE YOU, RICH"
"55.. think of you often....love you and thank you for the time i had to get to enjoy your special wit and humor...."
"Haay!!! We r gonna do a ALL NIGHT RUN/WALK tomarrow for u!! Best Part is that Sammy comin, it's for u, and at 12:00 A.M there is a DJ SET READY FOR u!!!!"
"So this weekend is all about u sister. Last night during tent shopping, total eclipse came on. Thank u. And there will be an evil pickle band Sat. Thank u again. <3 x0x0"
"Sammy is one today. We gave him bacon and hash browns for breakfast. Not quite how u would have done it....... but he knows he is loved!!!! <3"
"Hi grandma. I was looking at pics earlier wonder how 2 download picz to my itouch but then I thought Well I don't need pics of u to make me happy, I need memories!!!"
"WOW ,Four months now.Still miss you and get so angry we didn`t get diagnosis sooner. I almost joined you this week. LOVE YOU ALWAYS, RICH"
"Team Jane, that's a pretty good name. Remember your old friend Gary from school? He came by the other day & we talked about you and all the good ole days. No more long hair & ponytail, short now & grey. Missing all our movie days & lunches. Haven't been to Red Lobster since we went. Love you & miss you & wish you were here."
"Soooo me and Rich are forming a team we called Team Jane for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. I think we are going to get tshirts made and everything and hopefully raise a lot of $ so maybe other people don't have to go through what you did. Sammy is 90% good, 10% crazy. Send more pickles! Love u."
"when i was looking in the pics couting and i think i was on.....43....and then when then i said "i see me final" then i lost counting grrrr...."
"will that did hurt me your pic did drop on me and there where a wirten letter on moms back and it said pickle!!!!"
"Hay Grandma Jane!!!! Guess what?!? I went to a BirthDay party of my friends and she had thousends of ballons! I took 2 ballons and Paige and I let them go. Befor we let them go, we kissed them and then hugged them. By the way, I took my 4th grade wighting FCAT on Monday! Last, My Tropicana Speech is on Monday. Can you come down from Heaven and watch me? My school is GrassyLakeElementary!"
"I heard a new Lady Antebellum song last night I know you would have loved & posted on the computer if case ur able to see from above. Miss talking basketball with you, Dwayne Wade broke Kobe's nose last night & gave in a concussion in the All Star Game. Figured you'ld like that. Will keep you informed of future developments. We all miss you & wish you were, Sammie to xoxo"
"My deepest sympathies to the Nicholson family, especially Rich, who Jane was so loyal to. While we fell out of touch after our father's death, Jane and I have a lifetime of memories that we shared that I can look back on when remembering her. A miserable, heartless disease, but I thank Rich and his family for the happiness they brought Jane during her marriage."
"HAPPY VALENTINES DAY"
"Birthday today,Will miss your special presents.Its hard to believe you`re really gone, I miss you every single day. Love ya, Rich"
"I went shoppin the other daay with mom. And we went to ''HI STYLE'' and I found a beautyful dress that you would wanna were everday.!"
"Send more signs!! The girls will be here this weekend. And I know U were watchin me and coaching me today. I heard u..... miss u. Sammy is turning into a fine young man. Ud be super proud."
"Hay Grandma... Sooo I went to Opa's House the other day and Logan and Laim came over. We pladed hide and seak together. We hid in your old room and i said ''Do you know whos room this used to be???'' Liam said'' Yea It was Grandma Jane's Bedroom''"
"Today is Christmas Eve and Rich is here celebrating with us, having you not here is sad. I will always miss you and thank of you. From the first day I met you, you welcomed me into the family and was nothing but kind to me. You are a great person Jane and I miss seeing you around. Merry Christmas"
"I went Christmas shopping with Nikki today.It`s hard to believe that tommorow will be a month since you left.It`s not getting any easier,I`m going to try counseling but really wish I could have a do-over.miss you love.Rich"
"I made a salad today @ my moms house, and there was a pickle on the floor. Random? I think not. Miss u woman. Me n the girls listened to ur cd over n over on the drive to NC. Huge hugs woman. Phoebe doesn't stop talking about u either."
"Every Christmas, Birthday and Wednesdays & Sundays I looked forward to seeing Jane or hearing from her. She was my go out to lunch date & usually a movie. We went to the movies only 2 or 3 weeks before leaving us. I'll never watch another Magic game without thinking of her & my Dad. I knew what I was going to get her for Christmas, Lady Antebellum & The Band Perry's CD.Unfair"
"Hay Grandma Jane! Its me, Phoebe Nicholson. I was listing to ''Just A Kiss''By Lady Antebelum. Made me almost cry tears of loveness to you. You will be always in my heart and most of all...Opa's Heart. We all love you very much. <3 <3"
"I redid the rose garden for you .It came out really good.I miss you every day and night.Love you."
"Hey lady!! Me n Rich put a collage together this morning and YOU are the center of attention!!! And Sammy is doing ok....still digging. Miss u more than u know. Stuff is defiantly weird without you. :-("
"...start throwing pikles at me'' Puts a smile on my face every time!"
"The Lord sent a butiyful gift to this Family full of Nicholsonz. And that buityful gift was Grandma Nicholson. She never cared what people thought about her she was like A bird that does like little scavenger hunts and other birds just stare at the bird and the bird dosn't care at all. All I could ever think of at night is ''Grandma Jane is up there and if I do something wrong she'll"
"Hot Cocoa REMINDS ME OF JANE. THT WAS HER FAV DRINK IN THE MORNINGS!"
"Poem entitled DEATH
The dead they sleep, a long,long sleep -
The dead they rest, and their rest is deep.
The dead have peace and the living weep.
So weep if you must - because parting is hell!
But life must go on - so please - live it well!"
"As i opened my eyes this morning,I realized my life must go on.But lately my life has no meaning, because Jane now you are gone.A life that ended to early has made my world fall apart.Now i am left here without you.with sadness and pain in my heart. I put on a brave face for others I try to be strong for my friends, but I am still thinking about you as yet another day ends."
"i am so glad to say that i had the pleasure of meeting jane and visiting her every day at my new walgreens at ft smith and howland since they opened. she helped me alot and met my mother before she passed in jan this year.jane was an awesome girl and i finally got a job at the store, but i am so sad that i only got towork with her before she got sick, cancer is an awful word and i am sorry"
"This is such a beautiful tribute that celebrates the life of such a beautiful soul! Although I didn't know Jane well, I know that she was a special person and her love changed my Uncle Richie forever!"
"although we did not see Jane too often we will remember her as a sweet and loving person we are so sorry for your loss.We are thinking of you and your family. frends from North Carolina Edna and Ken"
"Rich, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Rob and I have you in our thoughts."
I wish that I could take your pain away from your loss of your beautiful wife, Jane. Though we only met once or twice, she brought you so much joy and was such a loving wife. She made you so happy . Hold onto your memories for they will be in your heart forever. What a special tribute to her life. You are in our thoughts and prayers."
"Am am janes gradauther and love here really much and she is the best gramother ever and thank you garpe that your not geting a nother wife!!!and reaber jane god is BIGGER then god!!!it fair that jane had too go boooo it is not fair grrrr...."
"I remember this one song......And one part said ''Why do loved ones have to die?!'' Ya why do loved one have to die Lord.WHY! Its just not fair! Well at least she is not in paine anymore now that she is in Heaven.And that means There is NO MORE cancer any more!"
"I will never forget that beaming smile! A quiet & reserved person, with a HUGE heart & a real love for animals, nice cars, & my Uncle Richie! Thank you dear Jane for all you did for him when he needed it most & for being a sweet & caring member of our family. At times life truly stinks, isn't fair, this is definitely true here. I'm so sorry Uncle Richie, she's gone way too soon."
"I'm so sorry to hear of Jane's passing. I worked with Jane many years ago at Walgreens. She was a great employee, a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with her. I am so sorry that her life was cut so short. I pray that the peace of God comfort you as you mourn such a great loss.
~ Gregg Eckersen, Port Orange, Florida"
"I remember Jane and family. May she rest in peace.
~ Lynn Herling Hotle, Toccoa, Georgia"
"Jane came into our lives just when we needed her most. My brother, Richie, had a heart transplant and Jane was there for him, before, during and after. She was truly a God-sent. They married for better or worse, richer or poorer, sickness and health. And they both stuck by these vows each having a turn. I'm proud of my family and how they come together in times of need. That's what life is all abo"
"Uncle Richie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time in your life.
The Protocollo Family"
"I am so sorry to hear about Jane's Passing. I met Jane in 1982 when I moved to Daytona Beach from Ohio. She was a great friend and we had some great times together. My prayers are with your family. God Bless
~ Lorie Robertson, Daytona Beacdh, Florida"
"Jane was a great person with a big heart. I will always credit her love for saving my father’s life. She was there for him when the doctors told him he had “days” to live. Those “days” turned to years, grandchildren, weddings and great family memories. For this, I am truly grateful. I know she is at peace now and will remain a part of all of us and our families. She will be missed as a wife, mothe"
"I found Jane to be a caring ,compassionate person. The things she loved, she loved completely and wholeheartedly. Among those things was my brother.For that I am eternally grateful. Rest in peace Jane. You leave behind a lot of memories to draw from and you will be dearly missed."
"Jane...... Writing this is so very difficult because it means you really are gone. I miss you every minute of every day. Your love for me was well known and my only hope is that you knew how much I loved you too."
"Mornings are really not the same without you here lady. You're in my heart- but I want at the kitchen table eating doughnuts. Still waiting for that pickle to drop!"
"I'm lighting a candle for you Jane to let you know that we miss you and think about you everyday! We are still here for you and will keep the candle burning. Take care of our puppies levi and sidney and I will see you again, happy smiling and taking care of our first babies. I love you, read my story it says it all. Love your daughter forever and always. Nikki"
"I jst wish I could see her again 1 last time...JUST 1 MORE TIME...I rember ALL the nurses were there at the house and instead of them doing all the work...I DID!I feed her,helped her clam down,give her drinks,and TRY and make her say things that make sense!I love you Gramdma Jane I send you with lots of hugs and kisses in my mind!XOXOXOXOXO"
"She was the best of the best.The greatest of the great.We will never forget her.I am glad i had known her for 10 whole years.It'll never be the same without her on My birthday,Christmas,Or when I come over To grandpa's house!"
"I wish I could sing total eclipse of the heart with her and the girls and Rich with silly hand motions included just one more time. Or have her bake cookies and leave the plastic cookie cutters on before she places them in the oven."
"This is absolutely awesome and had me in tears the whole time. Jane would be so happy and proud to see the whole family together in her honor. Family times, for better or worse is what made her the happiest. She will forever be in my heart, as is my Mom & Dad & Grandparents. Even though she left us way too soon, I'm happy she had a great family to cherish memories with."
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