Betty Lynn Thompson Nichols

March 10, 1927 - March 24, 2014

03/10/1927 - 03/24/2014

Betty Lynn Thompson Nichols, 87, of Hendersonville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 25, 2014, at the Elizabeth House after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Roy Roudolph and Lilly Fair Leverette Thompson, and was a lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, David and Joseph; two sisters, Jean Patterson and Jane Morgan; one grandson, Jimmy Clinton Nichols, and one great-grandchild.

Betty was married on June 29, 1946 to Clinton H. Nichols. She retired from Ruth Originals, where she had worked as a seamstress for many years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Clinton H. Nichols; daughters, Linda Gilbert and her husband Alton; Diane Gilliland and her husband Bill; a son, Douglas Nichols and his wife Cathy, all of Hendersonville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Cornwell of Hendersonville; brother, Harry Thompson and his wife Ruth, of Calhoun, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be at 2 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Preachers Doug Nichols and Seth Nichols officiating. Burial will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 1-2 pm in the chapel. Memorials may be made to Tracy Grove Baptist Church Missions Program, 982 Tracy Grove Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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Cassie Stepp
8 years ago

Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God give you comfort as only he can.

Much Love,


Kathy and Wes Johnson
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Alton Connor
8 years ago

With my thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to each of you in the Homegoing of your beloved Betty. May God’s grace bring you comfort in these days ahead! Alton Connor (IMOCO)

Don and Judy King
8 years ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Gilbert Hipp
8 years ago

A great lady will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

Shane Baldwin
8 years ago

I am sorry for your loss.I know she like my mom is in heaven.I pray for Gods healing for the family.

allan and diane nichols
8 years ago

so sorry for your loss. loved betty dearly we will truly miss her. god bless the family.she was a wonderful person. allan and diane

Rachel Conard
8 years ago

I truly enjoyed going to Tracy Grove Baptist Church with Ms. Betty She was a very sweet lady. God Bless you all as you go through this difficult time. My Thoughts and prayers are with you all