Deb Suzanne Nickell, 76, of Brawley, CA passed away of a brief illness on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District. Deb was born on September 19, 1944 in Pecos, Texas. Suzanne was a member of the Brawley Assembly of God church where she attended for many years. Deb was an excellent cook, she was the owner and manager for several years of Ethel"s Cafe and the Kremal Cafe in Brawley, CA before her retirement. Deb never wanting to see anyone go hungry she was always willing to feed those in need. She was loved sincerely and will be deeply missed by those left behind. She was preceded in death her parents, John Hurley "Bill" and Opal Higgins; and brother, Lester P. Higgins. She is survived by sons, John Calley Nickell and Steven L. Nickell both of Brawley, CA; grandson, Sebastian Nickell of Imperial, CA; granddaughter, Allison Nickell of Brawley, CA; brothers, Johnnie B. Higgins (Brenda Sue) of Brawley CA, Earnest Higgins (Teresa) of Holtville, CA; sisters; Druer Perry of Myrtle Creek, OR., Rose Saunders (Charles)of Kingman, AZ; sister-in-law Sandra Higgins of Carlsbad. NM. She leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well. Services will be private.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Jan. 23, 2021.