Wilma Mae Nicholson

January 10, 1936 ~ May 22, 2011

Wilma Mae Nicholson, 75, of Lake Charles died Sunday, May 22, 2011 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Nicholson was born raised and educated in Gridley, KS and has lived thirty years in Lake Charles. She enjoyed caning, sewing, playing cards and exploring with her computer. She will be remembered for her cooking and baking, especially her home made bread and apple pies. Mrs. Nicholson was a member of Chapter of the sorority.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 52 years, Dallas Earl Nicholson of Lake Charles; one daughter, Brenda Nicholson Rayburn and husband Tom of Fairfax, VA; one son, Blair Allen Nicholson and wife Jane of Denham Springs; five grandchildren; Scott, Kaitlin and Zachary Rayburn and Dylan and Devin Nicholson; one brother, Fred Isch and wife Joanne of Dayton, OH and one sister, Louise Lavin of Topeka, KS.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 26, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Donald Varnadore will officiate. Visitation Thursday will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army, 3020 Legion Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

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  1. Blair,I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Just yesterday, I was thinking about the trip to New Orleans we took with your parents and school friends from WI. She always made time and was always willing to lend an ear. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thomas

  2. My sincere condolence to the entire family.I have known Wilma for a number of years through Beta Sigma Phi. She was a lovely, wonderful lady and a great sorority sister. She will be greatly missed.I am thy sister in Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Beta Delta Chapter.

  3. Wilma and I had alot of good times playing scrabble and solving the problems of the world. She never wanted much, but was always ready to give anything for a friend. We will miss her.

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