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Frankie Ernestine Ginn Nichols (Little Nick, Little Dump) 97 of Jackson, MS departed this life to be present with the Lord Thursday, December 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM. The memory of her effervescent personality, grace and love of life cannot be dimmed or diminished by any disease.
Born in Tylertown, MS she became a Jackson, MS resident. Here she immersed herself in a JPS teaching career which spanned 48 years with tenures at Mary C. Jones Elementary, French Elementary, Marshall Elementary and lastly Bradley Elementary.
Frankie served in various capacities with many civic, educational and social organizations including the MEA, Pittsburg Street Garden Club, Jackson Metropolitan Teacher's Association, Local AARP Chapter and enthusiastically enjoyed her participation with the T.L. Love Senior Center until mid 2011.
She is predeceased by her husband Willie Clarence Nichols and all eight of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter and only child, Frankie Loretta Williams (Paul G.) and most precious granddaughters Jillian A. Steptoe and Tesslyn J. Steptoe all of Ridgeland, MS. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Nell Ginn; Brother & Sister-in-law Dr. & Mrs. Roosevelt Calbert, Reston, VA; three nieces, Emma Waterman, Doris Ginn & Mae Nell Smith; great nieces Hazel Waterman Gaines (Herman) all of the Jackson Metro Area and Brietta Hendrix (DeJuan) of Memphis, TN and many cousins. She is also survived by the mother of her son-in-law Mrs. Gladys Williams Winn of Oakland, CA.
Family and friends may stop by to visit Friday evening, Dec. 9 from 7;30 to 8:30 PM at People's Funeral Home · 886 N Farish St, Jackson, MS. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Noon on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at her beloved church, Christ Temple Church of Christ Holiness, 845 North Lamar Street in Jackson. Burial will follow at Garden Memorial Park on Hwy 49 North in Jackson, MS. For condolences or directions, please call (601) 969-3040.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Dec. 8, 2011