Traci Ann Nicholson

Jan 9th, 1974 - Aug 31st, 2020

Visitation:

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Sep. 3rd, 2020 10 am - 1 pm

Service:

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Sep. 3rd, 2020 1 pm

Burial:

Rose Hill Cemetery

Thu, Sep. 3rd, 2020

Traci Ann Nicholson

Traci Ann Nicholson, age 46, of Marion, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. at her home.

Traci was born on January 9, 1974 in Marion and raised by her loving parents Larry and Deborah (McNeely) Bearden.  She married Heath Nicholson on September 10, 1994 in Spillertown and he survives.  During her working career Traci worked at Emery Brothers Skating Rink for a number of years.  She later worked as a cook for Marion High School and most recently was a homemaker.  Traci loved her family and one of the greatest joys in her life was spending time with them.  She loved to attend her children’s sporting events and especially loved spending time with her granddaughter.  Traci attended Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Heath Nicholson; her son, Justin (Mollee) Nicholson; two daughters, Makayla Nicholson and Makenzie Nicholson; her granddaughter, Arlee Nicholson; her parents, Larry and Deborah Bearden; her grandmother, Pat McNeely; her father-in-law, Steve Nicholson; two brothers, Kevin (Stacey) Bearden and Larron Bearden; her sister, Megan (Kyle) Dixon; uncles and aunts, Scott and Barbara King and Randall and Renee McNeely; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bryan and Alicia Kessel; brother-in-law, William Nicholson; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gene McNeely; two aunts, Cindy Mappin and Kathy Mezo; and her mother-in-law, Marlene Nicholson.

Funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Darrell Wimberly officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.  A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending are asked to social distance themselves from others and wear a face mask.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Nicholson family. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, Illinois 62959.

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18 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Randy & Marti Emery

    From: , Illinois

    Date: September 1, 2020

    Traci was a very special lady. She touched so many lives. We were honored to have her as an employee and friend. We’re so very sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Ryan M Horsley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 1, 2020

    Traci was a great lady and a fun neighbor/friend! I will miss her a lot and the neighborhood is not going to be the same without her! Prayers for Heath, Justin, Makayla, and Makenzie!

  • Guest: Marsha Meiners

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 1, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smile and laugh.

  • Guest: Gordon Smith

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: September 1, 2020

    Prayers to the whole family. My deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: elise armstrong

    From: clanton, Alabama

    Date: September 1, 2020

    My biggest condolences to Larry and Debbie. I am so sorry to hear this news and my heart breaks for you during this very trying time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Kimberly Laudadio

    From: New Port Richey, Florida

    Date: September 1, 2020

    My condolences are sent to the Nicholson family. Hugs and prayers sent to you all. Traci was a strong woman and fought hard. She was a great role model for her children. Farewell and Godspeed.

  • Guest: Darren Henderson

    From: Carbondale , Illinois

    Date: September 1, 2020

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. Traci was one of my favorite patients for the past six years. I looked forward to our visits and enjoyed listening to her dote on her family and most recently her granddaughter. She will be missed. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Beverly Daniel

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: September 1, 2020

    My condolences to the family….
    Traci you be missed thanks for being such a wonderful person….🙏🏾

  • Guest: Linda Hicks

    From: De Soto, Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    I loved our chats recently and Tracie was one of the strongest ladies I have ever known. I loved sharing time with her for several years of travel softball and she always had a smile on her face. She was a warrior and I know she will be watching over all her loved ones from above and smiling from ear to ear. Praying God provides comfort and peace to the entire family during this very difficult time!

  • Guest: Rita Monroe

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    Tracy was one special gal! I had Tracy in 2nd grade and later had 2 of her children in second. She was a very helpful parent, loving mother, and truly special person to all she met. I will miss seeing her smiling face.

  • Guest: Tiara Turner

    From: Collinsville, Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    My condolences to the Nicholson family. Traci was the strongest person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss her so much.

  • Guest: Trent, Mit, and Tally Cockburn

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    Words fail to express our sorrow for your loss. Traci was an amazing person and she brought a smile to our faces every time we saw her. She was a genuine and loving lady and it was clear to everyone who met her that her family meant everything to her. We hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Norma Guerra

    From: Rogers, Arkansas

    Date: September 3, 2020

    Tracy was such an amazing person, mom, friend, grandmother, wife and daughter. I have been keeping up with Tracy‘s health as she would post on Facebook and I sent so many prayers her way along for prayers for her family. Tracy was a very good friend to my daughter-in-law Melanie Guerra who we lost In a traffic accident. I know now that they will see each other again. There has been a new star added to the skies night and you will always know which one is Tracy‘s because it will be the brightest one. My condolences to the family, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers always.

  • Guest: Johnathan Wheeler Allen

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: September 3, 2020

    I am deeply sorry Traci was a kind and sweet person she was my favorite lunch lady at Marion High School she retired a year before I graduated MHS in 2017 I felt like she was a close friend of mine she helped me out a lot

  • Guest: Gail mccuan

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 3, 2020

    I am so deeply sorry to hear about Tracy. My heart goes out to you and your children. She was such a sweet and kind person I remember talking to her a lot about sports. May the Lord bless you on this day.

  • Guest: Sharon Goodman

    From: Marions, Illinois

    Date: September 3, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Traci. She was a very friendly woman that will be missed. We had baseball with Justin. She was a great mother!

  • Guest: Dwayne & Brenda Dreyer

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: September 3, 2020

    Prayers to the family. She was always a ray of sunshine!

  • Guest: Diane Dial

    From: Spencer, Indiana

    Date: September 4, 2020

    Traci was such an inspiration in her fight against cancer for so many others. There was no question of how much she and Heath loved their children. My heart goes out to them with the loss of their mother. (Also to my friend, Debbie Bearden in the loss of her daughter.) May God comfort you in the days ahead. Seek comfort also in the many many memories Traci left behind. God bless you all.