- 54 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 24, 1958
- Date of passing: Feb 13, 2013
|Let the memory of Rickey be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Rickey Nichols, 54, born on June 24, 1958 and passed away on February 13, 2013. We will remember him forever.
"Mom reminded me that had you still been living that today y'all would have been married 41 years. I just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to you and mom because no matter what she will always love you and in her heart you will always be her husband wether you are here or not. I love you Daddy, with all my heart and soul and so does Mom. We all miss you very much.
Love you always,
"I hope you had a Merry Christmas in heaven Daddy. There's still not a day that goes by that I don't miss you. I really wish you could be here. Matthews girlfriend is having a baby and it is a boy. I know you would be so happy. I wish you could be here to see your great great grandson. Please keep an eye on him from above and protect him. I love you Daddy and I will tell him about you.
I love you always,
I miss you so much. I need you here. Mom was dating a guy named Randy that I set her up with for several months but she broke it off with him. She is never happy with anyone. She is always saying that she just wish she could have you back because nobody could ever take your place. I agree with her but she has been so depressed I just thought that if she could find someone who was good to her that maybe she could be happy again and not be so sad. I hate seeing her like that. It breaks my heart. I know how she feels because I miss you and Karrie too. I wish we were still all together and that you and Karrie were never sick. I always seem to remember when we all would go fishing and camping together and all the trips you, me and Mom made to Calhoun Falls while I was growing up. I miss you being here. Mom and I hate this change. Braiden even gets upset thinking about you and Karrie. we all miss you both so much.
Matthew graduated High School in June. I wish you could have been there to see it. you would have been so proud. Brian and I was very proud and so was Mom. Braiden is in 7th grade now. i just don't understand all this. It is not fair. why did I have to have my family taken away from me so early. I just don't understand. I know I am not supposed to question God but I just wanna know why????
I love you Daddy, give Karrie a kiss from me and tell Papa I love him. I miss you all so much. so broken hearted right now.
life is so cruel!!
Love Always and Forever,
"Happy 58th Birthday Daddy, we love and miss you so much. I hope you had a fantastic Birthday in heaven. Give Karrie a kiss from Mom and I. We wish you were here so we could celebrate your birthday with you. Always know we are thinking of you and miss you dearly. R.I.P DADDY, we all love you more than you will ever know.
Today is Mothers Day and Mom is really missing Karrie. She is doing somewhat better nowadays since she met Randy. He is a really nice man, Dad. He treats Mom so good and that makes me feel so good. I am so glad she is finally happy. Except days like today she gets sad and misses Karrie, just like on Fathers Day, your and her anniversary, or your birthday, she gets sad and still misses you. I know how she feels because I miss y'all too. although Randy is a really nice man, he is not you. I hope you don't ever think that we brought him into our lives to replace you because that could never happen. I know you had been watching over us but could you still continue to watch over us because we will always love and miss you no matter what. And no matter who Mom is with, she and I know nobody could ever take your place nor would they even try. I love you Daddy and Mom does too!
Love Always and Forever,
I'm sorry I haven't been by in a while. Things have changed so much in mine, Moms and the boys lives since you left us. Matthew will be 18 years old Monday. He will also be graduating in about a month. I wish you were here to watch them grow up. I feel so lost at times and don't know where to turn. I keep thinking that it might be easier if I don't visit this site and in some instances it helps because as soon as I come to this site I cry my eyes out wishing I could talk to you in person rather than on this damn site. I just miss you so much. I really wish I could hug you because I love you very much. I hope you know that because it's true. I know I wasn't always the best daughter and I'm so sorry. I'd give anything if I could rewind time and start over. Lord knows I'd do so many things differently. I love you Daddy. I'm so glad you aren't in anymore pain.
Today marks 3 years since you have been gone. I miss you as much today as the day you left us. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I wish you could be here to see the boys growing up. They are growing up so fast. Matthew graduates highschool in June and he will be getting married in October. Braiden is in 6th grade and he is so tall. I love and miss you so much Daddy. Please watch over us all.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS DADDY, I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH! I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS. LOVE YOU ALWAYS!
I wanted to drop in and say hey and let you know I think of you daily and miss you dearly but I am sure you know that because you are watching me from Heaven. I have been thinking a lot lately how I wish you were here so I could talk to you about things. Matthew will be graduating June 4th. I wish you could be here to see him walk across that stage and get his diploma. I wish you could have been here to see him get his drivers license. He has also fell in love and is supposed to be getting married October 30th 2016. Also Braiden is doing very good in school and is growing so fast, he is 11 years old now and Matthew is 17. They miss you so much. We all do! Mom is doing okay but misses you so much. She talks about you every day and how much she loves and misses you. You meant so much to her. I hope you knew that. You meant the world to us all even if we did argue and have disagreements. I love you Daddy and I will keep you updated about things as much as I can. Sweet Dreams Daddy, give sissy a hug and kiss from me and Mom and tell her we love and miss her so much. Love you both so very much!
Love Always & Forever,
I just wanted to stop in and say I miss you and hope you had a great day with Karrie. I hope she had a great birthday. I am sure she did. I know you and Papa took very good care of her and made sure she had a happy day. I love you all very much and miss y'all so much. Sweet dreams. Hugs and kisses!
"I miss you like crazy Daddy. Why did you have to leave us? I wish you were here. Mom is so lonely and misses you so much. I really wish you would have taken all your treatments. I think you would be here right now with me and Mom. Well, I just wanted to stop by because you were on my mind. I hope you are doing well. I love you Daddy. Please don't ever forget that. No matter what I will always love you. :'( :'(
Love Always, your Daughter <3"
I just wanted to come by and talk with you a little while. I hope you don't mind. I sure wish you were here in person so we could talk. But, I can guarantee you are defiantly in a better place than here. I guess you know everyone is arguing and fighting down here. It's about racism and I'm not even racists. I sure wish everyone would get along. Life is way too short to take any moment of it for granted. I know that all too well when we lost you and Karrie. I am glad you two are safe in God's hands. He will take care of both and make sure no harm comes to either of you. Well, I love you Daddy. Guess I will go for now. Until next time. Love you bunches Daddy. Kiss Karrie for me. Love you both so very much an miss y'all like crazy!
Love Always & Forever,
Your Daughter <3"
"HAPPY 57TH BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!
I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH ❤"
"HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY....WE LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH <3 GIVE KARRIE A HUG AND KISS FOR ME AND TELL HER I LOVE HER AND MISS HER. I WISH YOU WERE HERE DADDY BUT I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE AND FREE FROM PAIN AND SUFFERING. BUT, THAT DOESN'T MAKE MISSING YOU ANY EASIER. I JUST WISHED THINGS WERE BACK THE WAY THEY WERE BEFORE YOU AND KARRIE GOT SICK. I MISS THOSE DAYS. MOM AND I ARE SO LOST WITHOUT YOU AND KARRIE.
OH AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, MATTHEW AND BRIAN FIXED YOUR F-350 SO IT WILL BE ON THE ROAD AGAIN AS SOON AS WE GET INSURANCE ON IT. MATTHEW ADORES THAT TRUCK AND HE THINKS THE WORLD OF IT LIKE YOU DID. I LOVE YOU DADDY. I SURE WISHED YOU WERE HERE. HUGS & KISSES <3 <3 <3 <3"
As you know Matthew has turned 17. I can't believe how grown up he is. Tomorrow he will be trying for his drivers license. I am so scared to death. I have seen so many kids getting killed in car accidents and I am scared to death of him driving all by himself. I only have 2 babies and won't to keep them both. Since you are our Angel in heaven looking over us could you please look after your grandson too while he is driving. I know you probably look after them both anyways but I just wanted to ask a special favor. I love you Daddy. I hope you and Karrie had a great weekend. I wish y'all could be here with us. I miss y'all so much and I need y'all in my life. It's not the same without y'all.
Love Always & Forever,
I just wanted to stop in and let you know I still think about you often. you are always in my thoughts and in my heart. I also wanted to update you on the boys. You'd be so proud of Matthew Daddy. He started working at his first job yesterday. It's McDonald's. He seems to like it so far. He won't get his first paycheck for a few weeks but I can tell he is excited about working and making his own money. He is already talking about fixing up your old truck that momma gave him after you past. he cherishes that old truck. I'm so glad. He says you use to take him on old dirt roads and let him drive it. You can tell it means a lot to him because he talks about riding in it with you. I know that truck was also your pride and joy. It bothers Matthew that it is just sitting there. He wants to get it running and start driving it at least once a week to work. I'm sure it would do it some good. At least I know if he had a wreck in that truck it would protect him better than the cheap ones they have now.
Matthew is growing up so fast, as well as Braiden. I love them both so much and I worry about them all the time. Especially Matthew. He will be graduating next year. I cannot believe he will be 17 already in just a few weeks. I wish you were here to watch them grow up Daddy. They miss you so much. It hurts to know you want get to see them graduate, or get married or have children of their own. I wanted so bad for you to be here for all that. It does help a little to know that you are no longer in pain. I never wanted you to be in pain. I love you Daddy. You will forever be in my heart. No matter what happens, you will always be my Daddy and I will always love you. R.I.P Daddy <3 <3 <3 <3"
I just wanted to stop by and let you know I am always thinking of you and that I have not forgotten about you. I will never forget about you. You and Karrie and Mom mean everything to me. Mom has been staying with us for the past 2 weeks because of all this nasty ice storm weather they keep calling for. I am scared for her to stay by herself. She is sick right now and I am trying my best to make sure she is taken care of so that she gets better. The boys love her being at the house. Thing is, I think Mom doesn't mind it either because I think she is lonely being at y'alls house all by herself. I also love her being at the house. I can relax knowing she is safe. They are calling for more bad weather this week so she will continue to stay with us until it passes. We all miss you so much Daddy. I wish you were here. So does Mom. She says all the time how much she misses you and that she hates the way things have changed. The truth is, I hate the way things have changed too. I wish we could have things back the way they use to be before you and Karrie got sick. Well, anyways, I just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and that I love you! R.I.P Daddy :'("
I am missing you so very much these days. It is after 12:00 am so it is officially Christmas Day. The second Christmas I've had without you. No matter how many disagreements we had or how we seemed to butt heads I have always loved you. I still don't understand why you're not here Daddy. I need you. Mom needs you. The boys need you. In less than 2 months it will be 2 years that you have been gone and my heart is still breaking from losing you. I still can't believe you are gone. And I can't seem to get past it. I wish it had never happened and you were still here with us. I'm so lost without you Daddy and I'm so sorry for all the arguments we ever had. And most of all I am sorry for the night at the hospital before you past. I know you must have heard and I'm so sorry. I don't know why I didn't wait til after everything. I was just so angry about how they were treating Mom and it made me mad. I felt I had to do that to protect her. She was doing her best to take care of Karrie and Karrie kept asking about you and she was upset so Mom had to go home and stay with her for a night. Plus Mom needed the rest. But, Mom couldn't rest because Karrie was crying asking about you and Mom was upset praying to God not to let you die. And so was I but it didn't work. You were taken from us anyways. Please forgive me for acting the way I did. I am still hurt and I still feel like you were stolen from us and I miss you. Sorry Daddy for all this but I needed to vent. God I wish you were here. Anyways, Merry Christmas Daddy, I love you with all my heart and soul <3 <3 <3 <3"
"Happy Thanksgiving Daddy. I love and miss you so much. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving in Heaven with Karrie. I am always thinking of you. I love you so very much Daddy!"
So sorry I haven't been on here in a while. But, I want you to know that I think about you all the time but I'm sure you already know that. Mom has gotten her license suspended 2 times already because she for got to pay her taxes and they fined her a huge fine. But, it's really not her fault. She works all the time and tries her best. you know how Oconee is. They try to take every cent you have. I have been driving her back and forth to work and back home. She don't ever go anywhere unless it's with me, Brian and the boys. I try my best to look after her. I just really miss you Daddy. I can't get that day out of my mind. The way you passed away haunts me still til this day. I wish you hadn't had to go through all that pain and suffering. You didn't deserve that. Nobody does. I can still picture your face when I walk in your and moms house. I sure wish it was real instead of a memory. My heart still breaks from missing you so much. I can't believe you have been gone a year and 7 months already. The only thing that gives me any relief at all is that you are no longer in pain or suffering. I love you Daddy and I always will! til we meet again.
Love Always & Forever,
I am still missing you so much. So is Mom and everyone else. I hope you and Karrie had a great 4th of July. Ours was okay. We all went down to Coneross Campground to camp and keep yours and Karrie's memories alive. We remember all the good times we all had down there over the years. It makes us feel closer to both of you. We sure do miss ya'll. While Brian and I were fishing, Brian was talking about how much he missed you. He usually stayed up to fish up into the morning when you were down there. But, he just came to bed with me when I went to bed and most of the time he was in bed before me. Even camping isn't the same anymore without you and karrie. Ya'll meant so much to all of us and still do. I hope you realize how much we loved ya'll. We talk about ya'll almost every day. Like today, I baked a peanut butter frosting cake and thought of you because you always made them. Gosh Daddy, i sure wish you were here. I was hoping you would have gotten to spend time with the boys and see them grow up. I hate that you passed away so early. I love you Daddy...Always!"
I have been thinking alot about you and Karrie lately. And especially you since Father's Day and your birthday is comming up. Mom is missing you so bad daddy. She is so lonely. She cries all the time and she stays in that house. She is so sad. She worries me. I have already lost you and Karrie.I can't bare to lose her too. Matthew has been so angry since you passed. He goes out there in your truck and tinkers with it because he knows you always did. It kills me to see him hurt like that but he pushes me and Brian away and says he is just fine but i know he isn't. I hope you know how much you are missed and loved. If you don't you should because we are always thinking of you and talking about old times and wishing you were still here. We miss you and Karrie so much. It is so painful to lose your family that is so close to you. It's like having a broken heart that never heals. Please look over my Mom please. Please ease her hurt and help her not be so sad. She loves you so much. SHe mournes you constantly. We both love and miss you very much Daddy. I can't believe you are gone. Why did you have to leave Daddy. Why didn't you just go to all your treatments. You didn't have to die. I'm so hurt and angry that you died and didn't have to.you are supposed to be here with me and Mom and your grandchildren. We miss you Daddy, can't you see how much we love and miss you. Rest In Peace Daddy. We Love you so very much!"
"A Flower for you Daddy....I Love You!!!"
I have been thinking alot about you and karrie lately. I have missed you both terriblely. I'm so sorry that you and I had arguements. They were so stupid and didn't even really matter. I am so much like you, that's the reason we argued so much. But, now since you are gone I cannot forget about those arguements. I wish you were here with me and Mom so I could tell you how sorry I am for those times we argued. It breaks my heart that the only way to talk to you and my sister is to visit a gravesite. It's been so very hard for me since you and my sister have been gone. I wish I had more time with y'all. I love you Daddy, so much and I hope and pray you know how much I do love you. I love you more than you will ever know. I wished I could hug you Daddy. Even though you are no longer here with me, I still need you. Please watch over me Daddy. Watch over Mom too and Brian and the boys. We all miss you. R.I.P Daddy, I love you!!"
God I wish you were still here. I miss you so much. Mom is so lonely and misses you so much. everything is so messed up. It's like a really bad dream that we are stuck in. I am so lost without my family. You ,Mom and Karrie were always a big part of my life. I never ever thought I'd be without you. I know we didn't always see eye to eye on everything but I want you to know that I have always loved you and I always will. And no matter if Mom meets someone else, that nobody will ever take your place. You are and will always be MY DADDY! I love you ♡"
"Happy Valentines Day. I Love You!"
I wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year. I bet the fireworks were beautiful up in heaven. We had a great New years for once. We had some of the family and our friends over. Mom was also here. I like to keep her close when possible. I know she is capable of looking after herself but she has been so sad and missing you and Karrie. I just wanna make sure she is ok.I try my best to watch out for her. I love you Daddy and miss you so much."
I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas in heaven.I hope and pray you and Karrie had a great Christmas this year. It's been very hard for Mom and I this year. We are so use to you and Karrie being here with us on Christmas. I had to pull over the other day because I was thinking of you and missed you so veey much.I love you daddy!Merry Christmas!!"
I wanted to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I miss you so so much. it's not going to be the same today without you and karrie. I've been crying already.I pray you and Karrie are having a great Thanksgiving. It's going to be a hard day here without y'all. I still can't believe y'all are gone.I love you both so much. I know you loved Mom's dressing so I will be sure to eat a piece for you.i love you Daddy."
I wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween. I went to yours and Karries grave tonight. I miss you two so much. I wish you guys were here to spend Halloween with us. I remember lots of times when we took Karrie trick or treating. It was so much fun. gosh, I miss those days so much. I miss comming over and seeing y'all at the house. love u"
Mom read the letter you wrote us years ago explaining how much we mean to you. It made me cry. I am glad you loved us that much.I just wished you would have told us while you were still here. It would have made a big difference. I am sure you had your reasons and even though I didnt understand them I do respect them.I love you Daddy.I really wished you could have stayed with us longer."
I am sorry I havent been by to write you in a while but Mom and I are still trying to deal with things.It is hard living our life without you and Karrie.Its hard to walk in the house and not see either one of you there.Mom went with us to Tennessee this weekend just to get away.She talked a lot about yall.We miss yall so bad.We love u"
I went by your grave today.It was sprinkling rain a little but I didnt mind.I miss talking to you in person.I really miss you.Everything has been extremely hard for me and Mom since you have been gone.We all went camping in memory of you and Karrie.It made me feel sorta close to yall.But it still wasnt the same without yall.I love u!"
Sorry Its been so long since Ive been here.I just cant seem to get my life going.Seems like everything i say and do is wrong.I wish you were here Daddy.You'd know exactly what to say to make me feel better.i dont know what to do.I know you know whats going on.I wanna wish you a Happy belated Birthday.I miss you and love you so much!"
I know I havent written in a while and Im sorry.I have been trying to adjust to this huge change in mine and Moms life.I miss you and Karrie so bad I cant stand it.I go to yalls grave every chance I get.I so wish you both were still here.I couldnt imagine life w/o yall while you were both here much less now that you r gone.I love yall"
I hope Karrie is alright.I figured she would be extremely happy to see you and I bet Papa is happy to see her too.It about killed Mom and I to let her go.We sure didn't want her to go.We miss you and her both dearly.Please take care of our babygirl as you have always taken good care of her while she was in your care.I love you both!"
"Uncle Rickey... I just was thinking about u, and Karrie and my dad. You guys are missed more than anything. Yall wll always be in our hearts and in our souls, we love and miss yall each and every day. <3"
As you know, Karrie has joined you in heaven.Please tell her I love her and miss her so much already.This is going to be the hardest thing I have ever had to face other than losing you and Papa.Please take care of our little angel.Tell her sissy will make sure that Roxie is taken good care of.I will make sure mom is also.I love you 2."
Went to see Karrie in the hospital today.I hope she gets better n comes home soon.I know you are watching over her n making sure she is taken good care of.You always have looked out for her.I wish you were still here with us.We need you so much.Not a day goes by that I dont miss you.I cant seem to stay away from the gravesite.I miss u"
I have been by your grave a lot lately.I miss you so much.I wish things could be back the way they were way before you got cancer and got sick.I wish they could have been able to make you better.We are all still so lost without you.Karrie has been in and out of the hospital since you passed.We love n miss you Dad. :'("
"hope ricky and dad are up there haveing fun i love yall r.i.p"
"Matthew broke down after getting out of the truck Mom gave him that you use to drive all the time. He was listening to the song,"I drive you truck by lee Brice." Bless his heart, he misses when you & him would go for rides in it & you'd let him drive. Dad, I'm so sorry you suffered like you did. I wish i could have been able to help you. I call you phone just to her your voice. I love you"
As you know, Karrie was in the hospital with a bad UTI. Thank God she is getting better day by day. But Mom & I have to give her infusions for 5 days. It's not too bad really. But at first, Mom & I were scared to do it until Denee done it. Then she & I were fine with it. We miss you like crazy. I sure wish you were here."
"But, it's still not the same.Mom and Karrie are grieving sevierly.Karrie still asks about you every day.She doesn't understand that you're gone.And to tell you the truth neither do Mom and I.I miss comming over to yours and Moms house and you picking at me.I wish I could put my arms around you and hug you and kiss you on your cheek.I know you are watching over us.We love you and miss you!"
I just wanted to let you know your babygirl Karrie is in the hospital. It's a bad UTI.Mom and I are making sure she gets the best care like you would have done if you were here.Gosh Dad, I miss you so much.It is not the same at all without you.I was fortunate to have gotten to see you almost every day up until you passed."
We had to sell your truck today. Mom didn't want to but she had no choice. She is still trying to get Karrie a wheelchair van because she needs one and that was also what you wanted too. We are selling the camper too so we can get a toyhauler for Karrie so it will be easier to get her in n out of. I came by the grave. I miss n love u!"
mom and i went to see your grave today and cleaned it up a lil. We sure miss you. Mom watches the video Matthew made in memory of you and cries every day. I know you didn't think people cared about you, much less loved you. But, you are wrong. There are so many people who love you now as they loved you all these years. We <3 & miss u!"
I didn't get to go by your grave tonight as I had to return back to work. But, please know that I think of you each and every day, so does mom and Karrie. We still have your cell phones on where you asked me to go pay your bill. Karrie calls me on your phone but, I can't bring myself to answer it because i am afraid I'll say your name"
Again I went by your gravesite tonight. It just doesn't seem real that you're gone. Mom and I talk about you every day. You are always on our minds. Poor Karrie doesn't know why you haven't come back home. We have tried to explain to her but she doesn't understand.I know you are in a better place but I love and miss you so much daddy."
I went by your gravesite tonight as I left yours and Mom's house. I was by myself but felt the need to go by there because I miss you so much. I am so lost without you. Mom is always saying how much she misses you and how you and her were suppose to grow old together. Karrie doesn't smile like she did when you were there. We love you."
"I will never forget how you made me feel like part of the family from the moment Scott & I started dating. Scott always thought of you as more than just an uncle. You were a father figure, friend, fishing/camping buddy, and much more. Thank you for the memories! Know that we love & miss you, but will NEVER forget you!!!"
"I know u are in a better place, uncle Rickey. I hope u have reunited with my dad. And I am so sad. It makes me feel like I lost my dad all over again. Idk if that makes any sense...but I hope u can rest now. Love u uncle Rickey."
I miss you so much. So does Mom and Karrie. I miss your since of humor and how you use to pick on me all the time. Its never gonna be the same. I was praying harder than anyone for God to give us a miracle and you be better. But I guess God needed his Angel to come home worse than he thought we needed you here. I Love you so much."
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