Elizabeth "Ann" Nicholson passed away July 21, 2012, in the Memorial Division of Charleston Area Medical Center after an extended illness. She was surrounded by a large group of family and friends who were blessed to be with her for a very spiritual and moving event.
Born on May 5, 1929, in Mannington, W.Va., Ann spent 83 wonderful years as a housewife, secretary and utility business manager. Ann was the daughter of the late Harold Parrish and Lurene Sandy Parrish. She graduated from Mannington High School in 1947 and she was married to the late Charles "Nick" Nicholson for 57 years.
She was the proud mother of three children, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a sister, Virginia Waddell; and a brother, Donald Parrish.
She is survived by her children, Greg Nicholson of South Charleston, W.Va., Bill Nicholson and his wife, Karen, of Buchannan, W.Va., and Kim Roush and her husband, Greg, of Mason, W.Va.; her grandchildren, granddaughter, Amanda Stoffel, and her great-granddaughters, Sydney and Kendal, of Charleston, W.Va., her grandson, Matt Nicholson and his wife, Angie, and her great-grandson, Nick, of South Charleston, W.Va., her grandson, Kevin Nicholson and his wife, Jan, of Morgantown, W.Va., and granddaughter, Jamie Nicholson of Fairmont, W.Va., her grandson, Chris Shamblin, and great-grandson, Isaiah, currently of Paris, Texas, and her grandson, Charlie Shamblin and his girlfriend, Robin, of Glenville, W.Va. She is also survived her niece, Donna Rahall of Charleston, W.Va., who took a very active role in her care and well-being.
Ann enjoyed her family and the many activities that they were involved in. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Glenville Rebeka Lodge and the Glenville Eastern Stars, the NCT Camping Club and a former member of the Glenville Lions Club. She was especially proud of the fact that she and her husband, and their three children, were 4-H All Stars.
Ellyson Mortuary, of Glenville, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home today from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the same location at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Friends and family may also pay their respects for an hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Meadow Lane Cemetery, south of Glenville, W.Va.