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Louise Nichols Rickman

Louise Nichols Rickman, age 87, died at her Mechanicsville home Oct. 1, 2013. She was born in Roanoke to the late Lucinda Overstreet Covington and L.B. ‘Jigger’ Covington. She was predeceased by her first husband, Vincent T. Nichols Sr. and her second husband, Robert Irvin ‘Rick’ Rickman (Sept. 8, 2013). She was also preceded in death by her brothers, James L. Covington and Ralph H. Covington. 

Mrs. Rickman is survived by two sons, Vincent T. Nichols Jr. and Carol and James K. Nichols and Peggy; one brother, L.L. Covington and Carolyn of Amelia; one sister Edith C. Nichols of Roxboro, N.C.; five sisters-in-law Gina Covington, Jean Covington, Elsie Ferrell, Rose Jeter and Nancy Irby; three grandchildren Angela Nichols and Ryan Sterritt, Daniel Nichols and Christa and Lora Powell and Richard; two step-grandchildren, Carrie and Michael Rickman; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rickman worked several years at Burlington Industries in Drakes Branch before settling in Richmond. Louise and Rick fostered a special needs child through Methodist Family Services for several years until Michael was adopted. She was a member of Enon Methodist Church where she became active with Special Needs Adults at Camp Rainbow Connection. Louise was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Family received friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville where services will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Clover Cemetery, Mt. Laurel Road, Clover at 3:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Enon Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Studley, VA 23162, or the Methodist Camp Rainbow Connection, P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058.