SIKESTON - The Rev. Johnnie Lee Nichols, 74, died Nov. 21, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center.
Born March 2, 1928, in Canton, Miss., son of the late Rev. Emanuel C. and Seebell Moore Nichols, he had served as pastor of Zion Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Brown Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and New Morning Star Church in Canton, West End Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and Central Missionary Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.
On Nov. 10, 1952, he married Zora Winters who preceded him in death in 1997.
He and Pearline Thomas were married April 14, 2001, and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include: eight sons and four daughters-in-law, Jessie Nichols of Cleveland, Miss., Johnnie and Regina Nichols of Jacksonville, Ill., John Nichols of Tacoma, Wash., Henry and Kathleen Nichols, Charles and Bertha Nichols, Emanuel Nichols, Jerry and Kendra Nichols and Carl Nichols of Sikeston; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Nichols, Carlean and Russell Dial, Betty Nichols and Denise and Micheal Robinson of Sikeston; one stepson, Robert Black of Caruthersville; and two stepdaughters, Gloria Black and Velma Sikes of Caruthersville; and several grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son and three sisters.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at West End Missionary Baptist Church, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Flem Bronner will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Williams-Farr and Purnell Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.