Virginia L. Nichols

Published 7:36 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mrs. Virginia L. Nichols, age 87, a resident of Washington, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at her home.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Pastor Mirion Hammons.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Nichols was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Beaufort County to the late Murphy Blount Leggett and Arley Little Leggett. She attended Beaufort County Schools, was employed as the stock room manager with Singer Furniture for 19 years and was receptionist with the Beaufort County Senior Center for 10 years. She loved God, children, her family, working in the yard and caring for homeless animals. Mrs. Nichols was a member of Snowd Branch Church of God.

Survivors include one daughter, Derenda Carol Chrismon and husband Loyd, of Washington; one brother, Larry Taylor Leggett and wife Cheri, of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Hillary Winfield, Megan Lou, J.D. Winfield Jr.; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mac Nichols; one daughter, Jacqueline Hudgins; one brother, Murphy Levoy Leggett; and one sister, Arley Bell Harris.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to Snowd Branch Church of God, 3295 VOA Road, Washington, NC 27889.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Nichols family.