Natira M. Nichols

Natira M. Nichols

Natira passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born December 15, 1978 in Kalamazoo the daughter of William Jr. and Nancy (Sinkler) Gray. Natira loved to collect DVD’s and color. She had worked at Safari Technologies and at several other area jobs. On November 4, 2000 she married Jonathan Nichols who passed away in 2014.

Surviving are her parents, William (Sherry) Gray Jr. and Nancy (Thomas) Zeedyk; siblings, Tammy Gray, Sandra McPhearson and William Gray III; step-brothers, William Smith and Steve Gray; step-sister, Brandy Smith and by her dog, John Boy.

She was preceded in death by her husband; grandparents and by her beloved dog, Peppermint Patty.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 1pm at the Plainwell Assembly of God.

Contributions in memory of Natira may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center.

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  1. Tammy Gray says:

    I love my sister and I am going to miss you so much I am toren up because of the loss that I feel right now some how I will work through this with time I love you very much and I know that you are at peace now I love you Nickie and I am going to miss you

  2. Laurie Knapp says:

    I didn’t see you as often as I would have liked and was on my way this afternoon. Love you nickie. RIP

  3. Pam Smith says:

    My heart breaks for all of you in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Nickie you will be missed.

  4. Diane Gray says:

    My heart hurts for all who are still here. The pain of losing Natira hurts us, but she is flying pain free and sharing her love with those in heaven.
    Love you all,
    (Aunt)Diane & (Uncle) David

  5. Jack & Raelene Gray says:

    To lose one so young brings sadness to the entire family. Take a moment today to remember Nickie’s laugh, her compassion, and her love for friends and family. Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to those closest to Nickie.

    Uncle Jack & Aunt Raelene

  6. Andrea Thornburg says:

    I will always miss our conversations and our soaps. Miss seeing you around nothing ever going to be the same with out you. I know you are rest and you are free. You will always be missed but never Forgotten Loved by many kids and I miss you RIP Nicki

  7. Jenny and Wes Sinkler says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Tammy Gray and family. I hope she is flying with tje Angel’s in heaven and isn’tsuffering from pain!

  8. Bob and Linda Mollitor says:

    Our prayers and love are with your family.

  9. Douglas Hanchett jr says:

    Growing up so many found memories… We spent a lot of time together as children… I’ll never forget the great times with you and your sisters and brother.. Fly with the Angels! Give grandma Georgia and Donald a big hug.

  10. Rachel Sinkler-Walker says:

    So much of my childhood you were there from rolling down the hill at grandma’s and dons. Helping me to learn to ride a bike with no hands, around the trailer park. Getting my first experience babysitting the twins. I’ve always loved babies after that. RIP my dear cousin. love and miss you

  11. Cathy (Groat) Ofenstein says:

    My heart aches for all of you. Just as Natira in now surrounded by peace, I pray that all of you are surrounded and comforted by the peace that surpasses all understanding.

  12. Tammy Gray says:

    It has been three weeks yesterday the hardestthree of my life but we have been able to make it through it everytime we try we reach out for for some one to talk to they are to busy for us it is all about family now we don’t need any help we are fine now it is moms turn to watch het of she needs it

  13. Tammy Gray says:

    It has been 9 months now and it seems to be even hard than it was the day when she left me all I seem to do is think about her and cry I don’t understand on how to get over it people say it gets easier with time how I don’t see it I see all it does is gets harder with time it could be the fact that she passed away on my birthday which makes it worse for me.

  14. tammy gray says:

    it has been almost 18 months now and I just started to go through her things and people say it is easier as time passes well it is not that easy as they say it took me over a year to start to sleep back in my bedroom because that is were she was when she passed. it was the hardest thing I had to do but I did it people told me I had to move on with my life so I did I feel bad like I am taking something away from her and it is eating away at me because of it.

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