Mrs. Erma Josephine Hixon Nichols, “Jody”, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at her residence.  She was born March 26, 1930, the daughter of Clarence Irvin and Pearl Mae Hixon in Iola, Kansas. 

Mrs. Erma Josephine Hixon Nichols, “Jody”, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at her residence.  She was born March 26, 1930, the daughter of Clarence Irvin and Pearl Mae Hixon in Iola, Kansas.  

Jody expressed her feelings through beautiful poems. One of her most memorable was “A Lifetime” and began with the words, “It’s taken me a lifetime Lord of striving for perfection to find that all you ask of me is a mirror of your reflection..”. Jody lived her life as God’s mirror.

She graduated from high school in Iola, Kansas in 1947 and she studied at the Ozark Bible College in Joplin, MO and at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She retired from Southwestern Bell in 1982 after thirty-five years of service.  

Jody married John Lee Nichols Jr. in 1949 and together they lived a shining example of Godly marriage, always clinging to one another through joys and sorrows, health and sickness. After sixty-one years together, Jody said goodbye to John on this earth in 2010. Now she rejoins him in our Heavenly Kingdom, their eternal home. They were members of First United Methodist Church in Elizabethton.

Jody and John are survived by their two children, Kyle Irvin, and his wife, Linda, and Kathy Jo who were the lights of their lives, along with their grandchildren, Scott and his wife, Natalie, Keith and his wife, June, Kimberly and her husband, Mark, David and his wife, Heather, Cassie Lyn, Jerri Hughes and her husband, Jason, J.P Parsons and his wife, Shana; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Sarina, David James, Staci, Willow, Jaid, Adam, Adrienne and Shepherd. Two sisters, Rita Sanders and Vickie Henry also survive.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499.  Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family.  Office 423 542-2232, obituary line 543-4917.