Let the memory of Jane be with us forever. Keep her in our hearts forever!
  • 54 years old
  • Born on May 18, 1957 in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.
  • Passed away on November 23, 2011 in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.

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.

Posted by Rich Nicholson on 18th May 2018
Happy Birthday Mom. Love Sammy.
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 18th May 2018
Happy birthday babe Miss you love you Rich
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 23rd November 2017
Today started out a little bit rough really miss you Jane. The holidays are the hardest.I had dinner with Matt and his family.Spending the day with him Mary and Paige Savannah and Skyler really helped me today miss you always. Love Rich
Posted by Alane Patterson on 2nd December 2016
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.
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 23rd November 2016
Five years since you left.They say it gets easier with time.That's not true.Miss you ,Love you, Rich
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 18th May 2016
Happy Birthday Miss you everyday. Love ya
Posted by Alane Patterson on 9th December 2015
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.....
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 23rd November 2015
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
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 14th August 2015
Hey Jane. 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. Getting fat. 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. -phoebe
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 18th May 2015
Hi Jane 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. Anyways, 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. Love you, Phoebe Nicholson, age 13
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 18th May 2015
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
Posted by Elaine Dahl on 23rd November 2014
See you soon! John 5:28,29
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 23rd November 2014
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. ;)
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 23rd November 2014
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
Posted by Karen Nicholson on 18th May 2014
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. ❤️
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 18th May 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE RICH
Posted by Alane Patterson on 8th May 2014
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.
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 4th May 2014
Yesterday was the Relay for Life. Special thank to all who lit a luminary for Jane.
Posted by Alane Patterson on 25th December 2013
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
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 24th December 2013
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
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 23rd November 2013
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
Posted by Milton Nicholson on 23rd November 2013
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,,
Posted by Karen Nicholson on 23rd November 2013
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
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 23rd November 2013
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
Posted by Alane Patterson on 23rd November 2013
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.
Posted by Milton Nicholson on 18th May 2013
Happy birthday to a wonderful lady gone to soon..you will always hold a special place in my heart...
Posted by Jim Breslauer on 18th May 2013
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!
Posted by Alane Patterson on 18th May 2013
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
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 18th May 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY I MISS MY MOMMY LOVE SAMMY
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 18th May 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE, I MISS YOU EVERY DAY. LOVE FOREVER RICH
Posted by Alane Patterson on 10th May 2013
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
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 9th May 2013
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.
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 1st May 2013
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.
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 14th February 2013
HAPPY VALENTINES-ANNIVERSITY DAY
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 23rd November 2012
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.
Posted by Alane Patterson on 23rd November 2012
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.
Posted by Karen Nicholson on 6th November 2012
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.
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 10th August 2012
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! :-)
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 10th August 2012
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.
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 10th August 2012
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
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 10th August 2012
My Grandmother © 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
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 25th July 2012
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
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 15th June 2012
Happy anniversary. LOVE YOU- MISS YOU . RICH
Posted by Alane Patterson on 22nd May 2012
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???
Posted by Karen Nicholson on 18th May 2012
U have no idea the ripple effect uve left on the planet!!! Happy bday sister!
Posted by Paige Nicholson on 18th May 2012
have a GREAT brithday jane have a good time in heaven!!! love, paige/sammy
Posted by Eric Nicholson on 18th May 2012
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
Posted by Phoebe Nicholson on 18th May 2012
Happy birthday Jane!!! U r still loved and never 2 b 4 gotten!!
Posted by Rich Nicholson on 18th May 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY LOVE YOU, RICH
Posted by Milton Nicholson on 18th May 2012
55.. think of you often....love you and thank you for the time i had to get to enjoy your special wit and humor....

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