Murdell Camp White Bryant Nichols born June 12, 1938 in Shelby, NC to the late Grace Camp and Monroe Isom Bryant. Adopted at the age of 11 months by her great aunt and uncle, the late Grace and Mack White of Hickory Grove, South Carolina. The oldest grandchild of Sinai Manning Logan and North Jefferies.
At an early age, she received her B.A.C. Degree (BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN) where she joined St. James A.M.E. Zion of Hickory Grove, SC. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School Class of 1956 in York, SC. She received a CNA Certification because of her love of helping people.
Murdell married Bobby Nichols in 1957 and later moved to Thomasville NC in 1967 where she became a devoted member of Friendship Baptist Church. She served as an Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, President of the Senior choir, Vice-president of the Junior choir and had an active role of MENTORING in youth department. She LOVED her Friendship and neighborhood youths. Her "babies" to the end.
"MOTHER," as her children called her, loved and gave unselfishly through all roles in her life. Her motto was "Give 100 Percent!" She felt good giving of herself and seeing the fruits of her spirit and labor.
She was preceded in death by three sisters: Henrietta Tate, Rosetta White, Ceola Stephens, and three brothers: Rufus White, William Roseboro, and Roosevelt Bryant.
Leaving to cherish her precious memories are her husband of 61years, Bobby Nichols of the home; her children: Bobbie N. Jones (Larry) of Jamestown, NC, Michael A. Nichols (Stephanie) of Rock Hill, SC and Sandra M. Nichols of Charlotte NC; four grandchildren: Brittany Jones of Charlotte, NC, Jatoya Robinson of Charlotte, NC, Justin Jones of Ashburn, VA and Brandon Taylor of Thomasville, NC; one great- granddaughter, Harlee Ysaguirre-Mike of Charlotte, NC; two adopted children: Mary S. Alexander (Lawrence) of Thomasville, NC and Robert L. Nichols (Nell) of Gastonia, NC; five sisters: Nettie Mearite (Jerry) of Thomasville, NC, Gloria Raper of Greensboro, NC, Toni O’Bryant, Teresita O’Bryant and Marionetta O'Bryant, all of New York, NY; one brother, Monroe O'Bryant of Kentwood, MI; special friends: Edna Gordon and Virginia Allen both of High Point, NC and a daughter- friend, Demetris Johnson of Thomasville, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and Friendship family.
Written and final words from the Author of her own obituary:
"I LOVE MY CHILDREN"
"KEEP ON PRAISING THE LORD"
"ALL THAT I DID WAS FOR GOD, NOW I AM LIVING WITH JESUS"