Tina Nichols

Tina Louise King Nichols, 63, of DeRidder passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1956 in Covington. Tina was a 1976 graduate of Merryville High School, where she was a cheerleader and was voted Homecoming Queen her Junior Year. She worked in various hospital secretarial positions for many years at Merryville General Hospital as well as Beauregard Memorial Hospital.

She had a big heart and loved spending time with her family and friends. Her past times included cooking, gardening, horseback riding, watching movies, and riding four wheelers. Tina was passionate about making memories with her loved ones and capturing the moments with her photography.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sisters, Barbara Bruns of Lake Charles, and Sharon Nelson and husband Herbert, of Merryville; two brothers, Robert King and wife Diane of Covington, and Joe King and Sylvia of Slidell; two stepdaughters, Shirley Dupuis of Breaux Bridge, and Pat Plush of DeRidder; nieces, Melanie LeJeune and husband Keagan of Lake Charles, Angel King Owen and husband Borron of Covington, Alisha King of Texas, Kammy King of Covington, Nikki Byers and husband Greg of Covington; and Heather Nelson Nortman and husband Chet, of Merryville; two nephews, Toby King and wife Bridget of Covington, and Robbie King and wife Sarah of Covington; six step grandchildren; twelve step great-grandchildren; and her fur babies, Lil Bit, Paris, and Brees.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Nichols; parents, Merle and Mary Lou King; brothers, Dennis King, Bill King, Ronnie King, and Johnny King; sister, Marilyn King Grisham; two nieces, Ashley King and Heidi King; brother-in-law, Walt Bruns; and step grandson, Errin Dupuis.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. at Grace Church Champion Center in DeRidder. Rev George Lee Glass will officiate. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 5 until 8 p.m. and will resume on Wednesday at 9 a.m. until time of service at the Grace Church Champion Center.

Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

(Paid Memorial)