Stephen (Stevie) J. Nicholls, age 59, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Whispering Hills Care Center. He was born on July 9, 1961 in Mount Vernon and was the son to the late Otis and Janet (Baker) Nicholls.
Stephen was a member of the Ebenezer U.M.C. He had worked for New Hope Industries as an assembler. He volunteered for the Interchurch Food Bank on West Gambier Street in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his Aunt Donna (Baker) Nicholls of Mount Vernon,Uncle Paul (Debbie) Baker of Mount Vernon, and Aunt Betty Baker of Mount Vernon; and many cousins. Besides his parents, Stevie was preceded in death by his Aunts and Uncles: Harold and Opal (Baker) Carter, Lawrence and Kathleen (Baker) Layman, Raymond Dean Nicholls, Gene Baker, Clarence Baker,Jr., Donald and Marilyn Baker, Alonzo and Pat Nicholls, and Charles and Irene Totman; and several cousins.
Stevie loved life. He loved spending time with his girlfriend Heather Frary, special lifetime friends Brent Fletcher and Sarah Craft, and his cousins especially his (big brother) Larry Layman. He enjoyed riding his bike, playing corn hole, country and gospel music, attending the Knox County Fair, mowing lawns, splitting wood, Christmas, watching The Dukes of Hazard and the OSU Buckeyes, and spending time with family. He loved living independently, caring for his kitty, and feeding his birds.
The family would like to thank the Ohio Department of Disabilities for all their help with Stevie, especially Rob Ferguson, Chris Ross, and Rachel Yoder. They also want to thank the staffs of Whispering Hills Care Center and Kindred Hospice for caring and loving Stevie.
The family will hold a private burial in Ebenezer Cemetery on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 with Pastor Susan Stevens officiating. A celebration of life ceremony will be held Friday, July 9, 2021 at Ebenezer Fellowship Hall. You can contact Gayle Ruse for further information. Memorial contributions, may be made in Stevie’s name to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 14764 Wooster Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
The Lasater Funeral Home is handling the services for the Nicholls family.
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