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Demeterius Nichols

Demeterius "Big Dee" Nichols

Tuesday, February 13th, 1973 - Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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Obituary

Demeterius “Big Dee” Nichols, 48, of Benton Harbor, MI., passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland Medical Center.


“Big Dee” was born on February 13, 1973, to Selton & Ola (Green) Nichols in Benton Harbor, MI. He attended Benton Harbor High School for some time, and later got his GED. “Big Dee” worked as a CNC machinist for several manufacturing companies over time. He was known for his big heart, his sense of humor and definitely being the life of the party. “Big Dee” loved playing cards, listening to music, and cracking jokes. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Most of all, he enjoyed being a father.

“Big Dee” is survived by his daughter Dekiah Nichols of Benton Harbor, MI; mother Ola Nichols of Benton Harbor; God-father, Otis Green of Detroit, MI; significant other Rana Russell of Mishawaka, IN; siblings, Amelia (Franklin) Gibson of Kalamazoo, MI and Millie Ann (Michael) Nichols of Benton Harbor, MI; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

“Big Dee” was preceded in death by his father Selton Nichols; his brother Damon Nichols; his grandparents Cleotis and Channie Green, Byhalia Robinson, and Arlester Nichols; his nephew Nick Nichols.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12:00 P.M., at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 11:00A.M. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Dee’s family in c/o Dekiah Nichols. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    North Shore Memory Gardens
    Address
    5027 M-63 North
    Coloma, MI 49038
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Millie Nichols

Posted at 11:27am
My brother this just seems so unreal! I miss u sooo much. My heart aches to know you have gone to be with everybody we miss in Heaven! This is such a hard thing to do but I know from our upbringing that to be absent in the body is to be present with the LORD. I just can’t wait to see you again bro. Mannn just knowing you are gone saddens my heart but I know GOD IS ABLE TO SEE US THREW THIS VERY TRYING TIME! I’m glad u told me how much you love me and to know you are in Heaven watching over your family. I love u forever more Dee Please GOD HELP US AND STRENGTHEN mama she needs you GOD! We love you Dee.
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Darrell Douglas

Posted at 12:37am
Condolences to the Nichols family. May God bless you all.
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Waynette Jones

Posted at 06:32pm
I was always babysitting Dee. He was very humorous, even as a baby. He has left me with many stories of laughter that I will never forget. Fond, fond memories is the treasure that he has left for his family. One day, we will come to you.😓
AG

Amelia Gibson

Posted at 02:20pm
I just feel like I am dreaming, I cant believe it. I love you Bro
Mia
 
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Millie Nichols Posted at 11:30am

I love u sooooo much sus! Soooo much! Our brother is still with us in SPIRIT the hurt just is so deep u r sooo right unbelievable
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