Marjorie Nicholson


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Posted Online: May 08, 2013, 6:52 pm
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Funeral services for Marjorie Jean Nicholson, 78, of Rock Island, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pentecostal Church of God, 1234 Ripley St., Davenport, with Evangelist Nichole Pettie, officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Orr's Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Burial will be at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island.
She departed this life on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home.
She was born July 15, 1934, in Coffeeville, Kan., the daughter of Hesus and Fannie Daniels Pettie. She married Allen Nicholson in Rock Island in 1965.
She was employed by Walker's Royal, Rock Island Arsenal. She was a member of Pentecostal Church of God.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Valerie Carr, Davenport, Gloria Smith, Indianapolis; sons, William and Greg Smith, Rock Island, and Gerald (Jerry) Nicholson, Minneapolis; brother, Hesus Pettie, Nowata, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Sonya Thomas and Yvonne Nicholson; two sisters; and six brothers.
Online condolences may be left for the family at orrsmortuary.com.







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