Ruth A. (Griffin) Nicholson
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Age 80, fell asleep on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington, DE, with her daughter and grandson near. The youngest child of the late Arthur and Avris(Ryan) Griffin was a graduate of Howard High School.
She was the amazing Founder and Owner of "Little Angels Preschool Day Care Inc.", where she has helped to mold a multitude of children into prosperous adults and students. A devoted Christian; she was a member of Revival Fellowship Church for over 40 years.
Ruth was a devoted wife for 59 years to Jesse H. Nicholson Sr. She was the proud mother of Tilghman (Patricia) Griffin, Bear, DE; Marina Nicholson, Newark, DE, Jesse H. Nicholson Jr., Wilmington, DE; and Colette Nicholson, New Castle, DE. She was a very proud grandmother of Trina Gale, Shanica Griffin, Tyrea Nicholson, Terranze Griffin, Keiarra Nicholson, Jesse Nicholson III and Jeremy Ellerbe. Ruth was the great-grandmother of 8. She was blessed to be asked to be a godmother and played the role of godmother well to Ty'rell Williams. In addition, she leaves to cherish her memory, 3 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law and a host of other family members and her "Little Angels".
Funeral Services and viewing will be held Friday, May 20, 11 am, at St. Paul's UAME Church, 3114 N. Market St. Viewing will be Thursday, 6-8 pm. Interment will be at Delaware Veterans Cemetery.
Published in The News Journal from May 18 to May 19, 2011