The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 15, 2013

Sandra Kay Nicholson


— Sandra Kay Nicholson, 69, of Danville, left this life on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center of Danville.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, June 17, at Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St. in Danville. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at National Cemetery, with Pastor Raymie Gordon officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to assist with her funeral expenses.

Sandra was born on Jan. 9, 1944, in Danville to Raymond and Elfreda (Povlick) Courtney.

She attended Danville grade schools, Danville High School and also took classes at Danville Area Community College.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant for more than 20 years at St. Elizabeth’s.

Sandra was a member of Southside Church of Christ and in her free time enjoyed crocheting, watching “Dancing with the Stars” and spending time with her family.

Sandra married Randall Lee Nicholson on Aug. 9, 1963. He preceded her in 2009.

She leaves behind her daughter, Michelle Cash; grandchildren, Nichole Hawkins, Joshua Jones and Jeremy Jones; her great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Amaya, Kya, Zoe, Zac, Alicia and Kataleya; her sisters, Pat Russell and Esther Randall; a special friend, Joy Hancock; and a favorite niece, Jackie McCallister.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Shannon; a sister, Dorothy; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Jayden.

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