Sherrye Ann Nichols of Mobile, Alabama passed away peacefully at Atmore Nursing Center on Tuesday, July 5th 2022 at 12:56 pm with her sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Jimmy Snow by her bedside. The cause of death was early-onset Alzheimer's.
Sherrye was born on the 1st of February, 1953 in Mobile, Alabama, and she remained a resident all of her life. She spent the 1950s in Highland Terrace off of Dauphin Island Parkway before moving with her family to Canal Circle East in Cypress Shores where she spent her formative years attending Woodcock and Griggs Elementary schools. In 1965, she attended Theodore Junior and later, Senior High Schools, graduating a proud Bobcat, Class of 1971. Sherrye soon began her working career as an office assistant, copy clerk, and occasionally a reporter with the Mobile Press Register before switching to field work for the DuPont Chemical Corporation in Axis, Alabama. She retired from DuPont in 2006, finishing her career as the Computer Access Security Manager for the Mobile plant.
Sherrye grew up with two siblings and 11 cousins, including Sullivans, McMichaels and Fowlers. In this, she was most fortunate to enjoy the benefits of a large and close extended family. She was an avid reader, and would often finish a novel in a single day. She was always a person with an easy smile and gentle nature, and her voice held a natural grace.
In addition to her sister and brother in-law, she is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law Stephen D. Nichols and Sandra Kowadla Nichols; her nephew Brad and his wife and children Kristi, Jessa and Judson Snow; her niece, Jessica and children Emma and James Williams; along with her other niece and nephew Major Alexandra Nichols, USAF, and Andrew Nichols. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Cleo A. Nichols, Jr. and Elizabeth Fowler Nichols. She was a wonderful and most beloved sister to her younger brother and sister, and she will be most sorely missed. Rest in peace dearest Sherrye.
The family would especially like to thank Australia and Trenna of Sitter Services, Josh of North Baldwin Hospital, the staff of Atmore Nursing Center, Kindred Hospice, Somerby, and others for their personal as well as professional support for our sister during her time of need. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Monday, July 11th, at Mobile Memorial Gardens, with visitation beginning at 11:00.