Linda Kaye Nichols

June 21, 1953 - September 2, 2023
Linda Kaye Nichols

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Linda Kaye Nichols, a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, peacefully passed away on September 2, 2023. She was born on June 21, 1953, and at the time of her passing, she was 70 years old.

Linda was a devoted woman who cherished her role as a homemaker. Her passion for creating a warm and inviting home was evident to all who had the pleasure of visiting. She took great pride in tending to her beautiful garden, filled with colorful flowers that brought joy and tranquility to her life. Linda also had a deep love for hummingbirds and birds in general, spending countless hours observing them with wonder and awe.

She is survived by her beloved husband, David W. Nichols, Sr., and their two sons, David W. Nichols, Jr. (Leilani) and Stephen B. Nichols (Hana). Linda's nurturing spirit extended to her grandchildren, Steven W. Nichols and Julianna Y. Nichols, who brought immense joy to her life. She also leaves behind her sisters Joyce Hatcher, Carol Alligood (Colon) Betty Sue King, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Linda was preceded in death by her adored mother, Hattie Hudson Midgette, and her beloved father, Vernon Midgette and brothers Richard “Skippy” Midgett and Frank Squires Sr.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 10:00am, at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service, where family, friends, and loved ones will come together to honor and remember Linda's life. Following the service, interment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.

In remembrance of Linda's vibrant spirit and in acknowledgment of the love she shared with those around her, the family will host a reception after the interment at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service.

The family will also receive friends on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service.

Linda Kaye Nichols will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a kind-hearted woman who found beauty in the simple pleasures of life. Her legacy will live on through her cherished family and the memories they hold dear.

Linda's prayer for her family is that they accept Jesus in their heart and receive him as their Lord and Savior and serve him.


Flowers are welcome or donations may be made in Linda’s name to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through their website at www.stjude.org

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Nichols family.


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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
10:00 AM

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4500 US Highway 264 E. Washington, NC
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • September 19, 2023
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  • September 06, 2023
    Connie Harris says:
    My condolences to the family and friends. Had the pleasure of meeting Stephen and beautiful wife at church. May God of all comfort give you the strength in this time.

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    Tammy Duran says:
    Oh to see the heavenly reunion that happened Saturday! Aunt Linda Kaye has always been the most fun, happy, outgoing person you could ever hope to meet! I'm so sad that I wont be able to talk to her here anymore, but I know one day we'll be together again. Uncle David, Little Dave, Stephen, I hate that I'm not there for you. Please know that I am praying for y'all and am here if you need me. Love you!

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    Linda Squires says:
    I see Linda Kaye's smile when I think of her, and she always had that smile when I saw her. A truly loving woman--so kind, and such a warm, open heart. A great loss to all the people who knew her. My deepest sympathies to all during this trying period.

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    Tommy and Barbara Boyd says:
    So sorry for your loss. May the fond and loving memories comfort you during this difficult time. May God strengthen and comfort you. Love and prayers.

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    Dale Berry Edwards says:
    So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We went to school together an when I was younger I spent several nights at her house. I loved her dearly. When my husband passed, Linda sent me such kind words of encouragement. We are kin thru the Squires family. I will keep all family in prayers.

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