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Appalachian Funeral Services
Wednesday January 5th, 2022
11:30am - 1:30pm

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Tommie Jean Nicholson

Tommie Jean Rogers Nicholson beloved wife, mother and grandmother of Buchanan Loop Rd. in Webster went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 31, 2021. Tommie Jean was born on November 27, 1932, in Graham County. She was the youngest and last of nine children born to the late Tom Rogers and Lillie Wiggins Rogers of the Tallulah community of Graham County. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Ginger Parker, Jessica Haney, Marie Webster, Juanita Rogers, and Catherine Webster; Three brothers, Glenn, Howell, and Rube Rogers.

Tommie Jean Graduated from Robbinsville High School in 1951. She lived most of her life in Jackson County, in 1952 she moved to Sylva to work for Western Carolina Telephone Co. as a telephone operator. Tommie Jean later worked for three banks, Citizens Bank, Wachovia Bank, First Union Bank, and retired from Town of Sylva ABC Board as secretary bookkeeper to the board.

Tommie Jean enjoyed reading Louis L’Amour westerns, watching old movies, shopping, flea markets, spending time with her two grandsons, Adam and Andrew, family, friends, and traveling with her husband Tommy.

She was a member of Lovedale Baptist Church.

Tommie Jean is survived by her loving husband, Tommy of the home of almost 68 years; son, Gary Nicholson of Charlotte. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Tommie Jean will lie in state from 11:30-1:30pm at Appalachian Funeral Services on Wednesday, January 5, 2021 of friends that would like to pay their respects. A private Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Mike Farmer will be officiating. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Webster Memorial Cemetery fund, P.O. Box 115, Webster, NC 28788, or Western Carolina Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Rd. Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.

The family would like to thank the Hermitage and Four Seasons Hospice for their excellent care in her final days.

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the Nicholson family.

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Tommy and Gary: Miss Tommie was a truly gracious lady who was always great to all of us when we were growing up in Webster. Many fond memories!!! Prayers for both of you and the entire family. Take care!!! Hoyte, jr.

Hoyte Roberson,jr. Jan 5 2022 1:43 PM

Tommy and Gary- we are so very sorry for your loss. Tommie Jean has always been one of our favorite people. She was such a joy and pleasure to work with at Citizens Bank. We had such great times together. She was such a loving, beautiful and kind person. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed and remembered by so many people. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and hold you all close.

Thad & Leeunah (Lee) Woods Jan 4 2022 11:15 AM

Was so saddened to learn of my dear friend,Tommie Jean's passing. So enjoyed working with her in Bookkeeping at Citizens and Wachovia Bank and continued our friendship over the years and was elated when she and Tommy joined our church . With the Pandemic the last couple of years was saddened we couldn't spend as much time together. Love you, Tommie Jean . Thoughts and prayers for Tommy , Gary and Family during this difficult time.

Linda Stiles Jan 3 2022 7:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Tommie Nicholson

Shirley Denton Ensley Jan 3 2022 6:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Tommie Nicholson

Othello Crawford Jan 3 2022 5:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Tommie Nicholson

Shirley Beck Jan 2 2022 7:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Tommie Nicholson

Olivia Ensley Jan 1 2022 9:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Tommie Nicholson

Othello Crawford Jan 1 2022 8:45 PM

Tommy and family, So sorry to hear of sweet Tommie Jean's passing. When I worked at FUNB and she at ABC I always looked forward to seeing her as she made their bank deposits. Extending prayers for you all.

Abby Turpin-Barnes Jan 1 2022 8:44 PM

So sorry to hear about Tommie's passing. She was a wonderful friend and client for several years. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Cathie Hooper Jan 1 2022 1:54 PM

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