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Jeri Jo Nichols


Jeri Jo (Albright) Nichols was born June 3rd, 1960 in Liberal, Kansas to Byron and Yvonne (Hampton) Albright. She grew up in Tyrone, Oklahoma and graduated from Tyrone High School in 1978. She attended Frank Phillips University for a short time before marrying Billy Dean Nichols on August 12, 1980. Together they were blessed with three children, Nicholas Dean, born November 15,1982; Tenille Janee’ Nichols, born March 1, 1986; and Toni Jo Nichols, born November 29, 1989.

Jeri was a homemaker, and took pride in raising her kids to know the love of the Lord. She also enjoyed working with students as a teacher’s aide at Forgan Public Schools. Jeri also was a MAJOR asset to the many family businesses. She helped remodel rent houses, raise English bulldogs, raise quail, as well as cook homemade meals for hunters that came hunting. Hunters often commented on the good food and even better hospitality that she provided them. Several even kept in contact for support as she battled through her journey with cancer. She was very well liked and respected. Jeri Jo was also a coach’s wife, she could be seen sitting in the end zone and stands at every game. She was loved and well respected by every team in the many places they lived.

Jeri enjoyed singing, reading her Bible, cooking and baking, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her singing voice was a gift from God and she enjoyed using it to His glory. Many agree, her laugh was infectious and it will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She has touched the lives of many because of her love for Christ. She had an incredible amount of faith in her Savior that never once wavered throughout her battle with cancer, which started in 2012 and again in 2017. She was known to many as a Prayer Warrior. Jeri was the type to pray for others first, regardless of her own sickness or trials. The love she had for Christ shone brightly through her, and was an inspiration to many. It influenced many lives. Jeri was the rock that held her family together. Her husband, children and grandchildren adored her, and knew that she loved them abundantly. She always reminded them who they were in Christ and where their true identity was found.

Jeri Jo entered into eternity and met the face of her Lord and Savior on November 12, 2019.

She is preceded in death by her father Byron Albright. She is survived by her husband, Billy Dean of the home; son Nick and Mindy Nichols and grandchildren Alexis Kennedy, Taden Dean, and Breckan Don of Forgan, OK; daughter Tenille Nichols and Josh Castillo and children Natalie Jo, Jocelyn Janee’, Finleigh Faith of Liberal, KS; daughter Toni Jo Nichols and son Kwenton Cole of Liberal, KS; mother, Yvonne Albright of Cheyenne; sisters Jacki Grant and husband Rick of Duncan, OK; Traci Thrash and husband Brad of Cheyenne, OK; brother, Kirk Albright of Cheyenne, OK; many nieces and nephews and life long friends who will greatly miss her.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the family through the First Baptist Church P.O. Box 9 Forgan, OK 73938

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I used to live on a farm east of Hardesty. We attended Bethel Baptist church. I met Jeri at Gibsons assembly one summer in the early 70s ,she was very kind to me. So sorry for your loss. Will reconnect on resurrection day! Bob J.            1 Corinthians 15:20-27

Bob E. Johnson Jul 31 2021 12:00 AM

We are so so sorry for your loss. We attended Frank Phillips College with Jeri and we were in the New Dawn Singers with her. She was a dear friend and I (Milana) spent several weekends with her at y'all's home in Tyrone. I so enjoyed her family, including her parents, sisters and brother. I knew Billy and spent time with him in Tyrone and when he came to visit in Borger. We saw Jeri and Billy in Elkhart, KS, years ago when our oldest kids were still young and Jeri and Billy were in Yarbrough. They attended the same church as my sister and her family. It was such a wonderful surprise to see them.
We are so saddened to hear this news. Jeri was a beautiful person and had an angelic voice, the angels in heaven have a new member to sing praises. We are blessed to have known her. God bless her family and know that prayers are being lifted up for you all. Billy, our thoughts and prayers and many hugs go out to you.

Milana and Randy Root Nov 18 2019 12:00 AM

Praying for God's peace and comfort for your family at this sad time.

Dorothy Beer Nov 18 2019 12:00 AM

To all of the family:  We are so sad to hear of Jeri's death.  We remember her bright smile and the friendship of our youth.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers...
Sid Jones, Greg Jones, and Paula Scott

Paula Scott Nov 17 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers & blessings to all of you.  I remember Jeri as a very happy friendly person.

Bryana Miller-Gahagan Nov 16 2019 12:00 AM

Billy and Family.
I am so sorry to here about Jeri.  I am grateful that you all had her for all the years that God blessed your lives together. I pray that as you said "she prepared you for this", that you will be comforted knowing she is no longer in pain and she is with the Lord.
I have put you on our Prayer list at our church, (remember I am the secretary:)

Debbie Ranard Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

Billy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are lifting you up to the almighty God that he will give you peace and comfort.
Bonita and Eugene Harke

Bonita Harke Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

Oh Billy, I am so so sorry.  I know your world feels shattered in a million pieces.  Sending love and warm thoughts and memories. Prayers for Solace

Colleen Pelz Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

Billy and family,
Please know we are praying for Holy Spirit to comfort you at this time. Our love to you all as you remember your wife and mother...
Wayne and Kathy

Wayne and Kathy Fagala Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

Yvonne was so sorry to see that Jeri passed away. Always loved hearing her, Jackie and Traci sing. Ill bet shes still singing in heavenShe was a first grader when Fred and I were Seniors. Ill never forget how sweet she was bringing the flowers for homecoming that year. Praying for you, your girls and Kirk and Jeris husband and son Nicholas and Tenille and Toni and her grandchildren and all your family. She was so young and I know will be missed. Fred and Gayle Garrison

Gayle Garrison Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

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