Abigail Violet Nichols Barlow

January 31, 1995 - January 19, 2021

Abigail Violet Nichols Barlow, 25, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021. She was born on January 31, 1995, in Presque Isle, Maine, to Kimberly Ann Waddell Knight and James Charles Nichols.

Abigail graduated Westbrook High School in 2013. After graduating high school, she attended Lamar State College in Port Arthur. She worked at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital for six years, before working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Woodland Heights. Abigail loved movies, music, and her fur babies. She was a loving daughter who always had the most beautiful smile. Abigail was an old soul and was a giver. She was an amazing person and touched anyone she came in contact with. She always wanted to make someone happy.

Survivors include her parents, Kimberly Knight and Steve of Beaumont; father, James Nichols of Beaumont; spouse, Joshua Barlow of Nacogdoches; loving in-laws, David and Darlene Barlow of Lumberton; grandparents, Mary and Alan Ritchie of New Brunswick, Canada; and Elta Knight of Farmerville, Louisiana; aunts, Jadeanne Hayes and her husband, Jeff, of Beaumont; Pamela Lavoie and her husband, Dean of Frenchville, Maine; and Cindy Johns and her husband, Chuck, of Monroe, Louisiana; uncle, Andrew Albert of Montreal, Canada; cousins, Kelli Trevino, Kyle Hayes, and Jason Hayes all of Beaumont, Jacob Munoz, and Seth Munoz of Frenchville, Maine; and numerous other family members and very close friends.

A gathering of Abigail’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by her memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made in Abigail’s memory to The Arc of Greater Beaumont 4330 Westridge Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77706. Abigail was an advocate for organ donation. The family would like to encourage others, in Abigail’s honor, to also become an organ donor and save a life.

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Kasey Kelley

So sorry for your loss Steve and Kim. Many many prayers for y’all.

Kathy Wallace Martin

Abs was my student at West Brook and I’ve always remembered her so fondly. ... such a smart and precious girl, that smile, those freckles. God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead to her family and loved ones..

Bob & Angela White

We are so heartbroken for your loss. We love Abby and will miss her beautiful smile and personality. She will always be in our hearts. Many prayers for our friends Kim, Steve, and all the family.

Susan Hopper

Kim, words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My heart goes out to you and everyone who loved Abby..

Bobbie Flowers

Kim & Steve, Words can not express the sorrow I feel for your loss. My thought & prayers are with you now and will be forever. Love you lots Kim. Bobbie Flowers

Debby Watson and Linda Knight Dix

Dear Kim, Steve and family, We are so very sorry for the loss of Abby. You all are in our thoughts and we pray for peace and comfort from the Only One who can ease your pain. We wish we could be there with you but just know our hearts are with you. Much love to you all, Aunt Linda and Debby

Paul and Leah Shepard

Many heartfelt prayers to Kim, Steve and all of the family for your loss. May God guide and comfort you in the days to come.

Gary and Connie Hardin

Kim, Steve and family, Please accept our sympathy at this sad time. Please know that Gary and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, hugs Gary and Connie

Joyce Lowrey

Kim and Steve, i am so sorry you loss your beautiful daughter. As a mother, I grieve for you and the whole family. What a beautiful smile. Prayers. Joyce Lowrey

Dennis Charbonnet

Steve and Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I would like to express my sorrow and condolences to you, your family and the friends of Abby. I pray God will bless you and keep you both close to him.

Daniel Ford

May God bless Abby with eternal paradise, and His comforting grace for the family.

sarah whaley

My heart breaks for you Praying for you daily I am there ni spirit with you Much Love for you

Terry and Karen Cauthen

Our hearts are broken over the loss of Abby. We are praying for you all; Josh, Kim, Steve, David, Darlene and all of her family and her friends. . We will always cherish the memories we have of Abby. Both our granddaughter Bella and grandson William were privileged to be in Abby and Josh’s wedding. We loved Abby and always will. It doesn’t seem real that Abby is no longer with us here in Earth. Again, we are so sorry for your unspeakable loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Vickie Styles

James and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My grandson and I met Abigail and you years ago at a pizza place. She was so sweet and caring. .I'm not surprised she grew up to be the young lady she was. May God comfort you all during this time and give you comfort and peace.. Vickie Styles

Kathy McCann

My deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your daughter, Abby. Sending prayers !

Betty Walker

Kim All my love and prayers for you and your family.. I am so sorry for your loss. Love Betty Walker

Pat Jarrett and Paul Knobloch

Prayers to my friend Kim and her sweet husband and family members, .Abby was precious and now she has her wings to watch over her loving family.

Slena Kattawar Graves

Kim, So sorry for your loss All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.during this very difficult time. She will always remain in your heart. Love you Kim and if there is anything I can do please let me know

Vivian Hoffpauir

Kim, Steve, Josh & Family, My heart is totally broken over Abbey. So sorry for everyone's loss. She will Truely be missed. God just needed another beautiful Angel. Love & prayers for All Vivian Hoffpauir

Minta Ned

No words can take away your pain. I want you to know that you’re in my prayers . I pray that God gives you and Steve the strength through this difficult time,.

Michael & Pam Barlow Smith

Dear David, Darlene & Josh, Surrounding each of you with comforting hugs and love. Deeply saddened to hear of Abby’s passing. You are in our hearts dearest cousins.

Sharon K Knight

Stebo and Kim,My heart breaks for you as you go through this comprehensible tragedy and the loss of your precious Abby. I am also heartbroken because I cannot come to Beaumont and put my arms around for comfort. I'm sending you a virtual hug and will give the real thing next time I see you. I) am with you in spirit. I love you both. Sharon.

Pete Martines

Steve Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. God bless you.

David & Sharon White

Kim & Steve.........We are very sorry for your loss and wish that Abigail will forever "Rest in Peace". Deepest sympathy for you and your family, I know that Abigail will be deeply missed.....

Abigail Violet Nicolas Barlow

Dear Kim and Steve, our hearts are broken , that we can not be with you at this very sad time. Such a precious granddaughter, who will be so missed . Grammie and Grampy Ritchie

Sarah and Eric Gracey

My heart is heavy for you with your loss. Please know that your family is sharing in your sorrow and loss. Sending you lots of love.

lisa mincks

we are just truly devastated by the loss of your daughter. May peace and blessings be upon you and your family. We pray that God will surround you with strength and peace.

Betty Lingo

Kim, words cannot express my most profound sympathy for you and your family's tremendous loss. Please know you are all in my continued prayers for comfort and peace. May our Lord Jesus Christ guide you all through your heartache and sadness. Love, Betty

Mona and Joe Vender

Dear Kim & Steve, It is with deep regret that we learn of the passing of our sweet Abby. Her smile and her personality lit up a room. May her memories be a blessing to you all. Our condolences and sympathy to you and the family. Sincerely, Mona and Joe Vender, Fredericton, New Brunswick.


kim and steve, so very sorry for your loss.. my prayers are with you.. what a beautiful young lady

Pam and Dean Lavoie

Our hearts are so very heavy, wish we could be there with you!! God bless sweet Abby, you will forever be in our heart.

Mark and Jane Callender

Kim and Steve, we are so sorry for the loss of your precious Abby. An organ donor, what a glorious gift she has given so others may live. You must be very proud of her. May god place his grace on you and your family.

Nick, Kellie & Samuel Tardif

We are completely saddened and in disbelief of Abby's passing. She was such a sweet girl and so pleasant. We send our love & hugs to you Auntie Kim and Steve. May you find peace & comfort in your grieving of a beautiful soul. The world was blessed with her presence. xo

Priscilla Venza

Dear Kim and Steve,, I am so, so sorry about your beautiful Abby. When I think of Abby, the first thing that comes to mind is her bright, beautiful smile. Never saw her not smiling. may your memories bring you comfort. You have my deepest, heartfelt sympathy. Thinking of you, Priscilla Venza

Ms. Jackie (Martinson)

Abby was a special precious soul even when she was a schooler at Redeemer. She was also so very kind and happy! I had the pleasure of running into her again while she worked at St. E, and she was still exactly the same as I remembered her.. Anyone she who was blessed to have crossed paths with her sweet soul is a better person for it!!

Jo Ann Barlow Kimmel

Dear David, Darlene, and Josh. I am so sorry for the loss of beautiful Abby. I share in your sadness and pain. Abby gave the gift of life to so many through organ donation. My dear cousins you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Danielle Lawrence

Kim and Steve Praying for you during this tough time....

Rosa Herman

Steve and Kim, our prayers and love are with you as you go through this difficult time. The loss of Abby’s smile and love for you both will be missed. My Hods love be with you both. Rosa and Bob.

Margaret and Stephen Norris

Dear Kim and Steve and family. We are so sorry for your loss of sweet Abby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family. May her memory be a blessing.

Cliff & Bev Madore

Steve & Kim, please accept our sincere sympathies & prayers for the loss of Abby, You now have a beautiful angel in heaven watching over you. Love you.

Brandi Compton

Kim, so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

BG, Cinra and Chuck and Klint (Wild Man)

Stebo and Kim our precious Abby was the light of your lives and all of us who loved her. We will be forever grateful for the time we had with her. Many prayers for you during this sorrowful time. Her smile was the most beautiful ever and she will be in our hearts forever. God has you wrapped in his arms. I wish I could be there to do the same. Love you both so very much. Cinra

Marissa Fortune

Abby, I will always cherish our friendship. I have so many memories with you. I wish I would have known sooner. May you Rest In Peace now. Prayers for your family and for comfort to those who knew your light in their lives. I am still shocked at this loss.

Debbie Brett

Kim, Steve and Josh I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear Abby.. The day she walked into St E I knew she was your daughter. She had a beautiful personality. May God keep his arms wrapped around your family. RIP dear Abby.. Don and Debbie Brett..

Bonnie Barlow Durr

To my precious cousins Joshua, David and Darlene, we send our love and prayers during this difficult time of loss.. Abby was such a beautiful soul and gift to you all. We know you are all hurting. You are in the hearts of many cousins, family and friends. Dale and I will continue to remember you while you face this journey ahead. Also we send our heartfelt sympathy to Abby's parents Kimberly and Steve during this painful time. Dale & Bonnie

Becky & Rodney Ames

Thoughts and prayers are with the Barlow family, sorry for your loss.

Jerrie Guidry

Kim, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful sweet daughter. She was such a wonderful young lady who touched everyone she met. I am truly heart broken that she is no longer with us. I cannot imagine your pain. Please know that we are all keeping you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Thank you so very much for sharing Abby with all of us. She was the daughter I always wanted and I will truly miss her laugh and beautiful smile. I always thought of her as an angel and now she is in heaven. Rest in Peace our sweet girl. Sincerely Jerrie Fowler Guidry

Darlene Kattawar Abel

Kim & Steve I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Abby. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. Praying for God to give you strength & peace ✝️ Love you Kim & I miss seeing you. ❤️


Mr Steve and Mrs Kim, I am a coworker/friend of Abbie. I had worked with her ever since she was here with us. Know Abby and her husband.. She is a precious woman, a nice coworker and has a beautiful smile. I came to know very late about her demise, i was perplexed and saddened. Still breaks my heart thinking about her. Definitely we miss her. You parents please take care of each other and your daughter is still with you closer to your hearts watching from above. My condolence from the very bottom of my heart. Continued to say prayers for you both and may our Abby's souls rest in paradise.