On Saturday December 26, 2020 Sue G Nicholson age 100 passed from her earthly home into the loving arms of her heavenly father who she loved and served faithfully each day of her life. She was born March 20,1920 to the Rev James Jefferson Gray and Sarah Shipman Gray in the Holly Springs community of Henderson County. Sue was preceded in death by her first husband Karl Bosse, her second husband and love of her life Harold W Nicholson. Also preceding her was her sister Dorothy G Nicholson, baby brother James Edward, stepson Harold W Nicholson Jr and step-granddaughter Shelly Nicholson.
Sue graduated from Fruitland Institute and Brevard College and went on to teach piano and organ to countless numbers of children and adults throughout western North Carolina. Her career extended into many churches in Brevard, Tryon, Hendersonville and Skyland serving as choir director and organist. Her love of music continued for many years even after retirement by blessing many at Givens Estates where she lived for almost 30 years. Even into her ninties she still, as she would say, was bringing joy to the old folks at the health center as a member of the Red Hots. In November she did a video for 4 Seasons Hospice giving words of wisdom encouragement and playing a favorite hymn for hospice families.
Sue is survived by her step-daughter Doris Case of Hendersonville, niece, Susie Nicholson of Franklin, nephew, Edward Nicholson of Brevard, step-grandchildren, Michael Nicholson, Kim Sexton, Terri Miller, Kelly Case, Brett Case and Danny Case. Also 11 step-greatgrandchildren, 12 step-great greatgrandchildren, and 2 great nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Shepherd Memorial Park. Donations in her memory can be made to Givens Estates Resident Assistance Ministry, Mark Bailey. 2360 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803.
The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Givens Healthcare Center who gave her the love, care and compassion that comes from Godly people. Sweet Pea and Granny we love you as did she and thank you. And to Tim with 4 Seasons Hospice words can not express our gratitude for all you did.
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