Grace Alma Nickelbrough

September 14, 1917 - October 28, 2020

Grace Alma Wilcox Nickelbrough, 103, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. She was born on September 14, 1917 to Carrie Rainwater Wilcox and George Sim Wilcox in Simpson, Louisisana.

She is survived by her son, Johnny L. Sullivan and his wife, Kay (Cookie) Sullivan; granddaughter, Debra Sullivan Dickerson and her husband, Randy Dickerson; great-grandson, Cody Gilchriest and his wife, Venus Gilchriest; two great-great-grandsons; two great-great-granddaughters; great-grandson, William Gilcriest and his wife, Holly; one great-great-grandson; grandson, Michael Kyle Sullivan, Sr., and his wife, Carol; great-granddaughter, Brittany Gonzales; one great-great-grandson; two great-great-granddaughters; great-granddaughter, Karina Sullivan; great-grandson, Michael Kyle Sullivan, Jr.; granddaughter, Paige McDaniel and her husband, Jim; great-grandson, Tanner McDaniel; great-granddaughter, Caitlyn McDaniel; step-grandson, Scott Schroeder and his wife, Lynette; great-granddaughters, Cheani and Skylar; step-granddaughter, Kris Espino; great-grandson, Ryan; step-granddaughter, Wendy Clark and her husband, Chad; great-grandson, Austin Burnaman; and great-granddaughter, Abby Burnaman.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Nickelbrough; grandson, Johnny L. Sullivan, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Martha Jo Sullivan; four sisters; and five brothers.

A family graveside service for Mrs. Nickelbrough will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

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Doug. & Jerry Leger

Sweet, sweet lady. Will be missed.

Patricia Hyde and Johnny Hyde

Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny and the family, May God help and bless you.

Glenda WILCOX Keller

Aunt Grace was always the life of the party. She loved her family. She and my Dad were very close. , they loved each other so much. She has put her wings on n I know she will be the life of the HEAVENLY PARTY w her family n friends. RIP Aunt Grace. ♥️♥️

Paige Brown Slaydon

Mrs. Nickelbrough was my neighbor in Beaumont for many many years. She was sweet, kind, and we loved to stop and chat with her. She will be missed.

Judith P. Macaluso

Great-Aunt Grace will always hold a special place in my heart. She was my mother, Judith Pauline Burge's ,godmother. She gave my mother love and acceptance during some very difficult times. She is "why" when I chose to be baptized I chose the same path as my mother and Aunt Grace. I was baptized in the Episcopal church, St. Paul's. There are many stories about the Wilcox children but some of the best are those about "Pete and Re-Pete" . I laugh just thinking about it. During WW II, all able bodied men were drafted. This left no men to do the work in the factories and industries. Bethlehem Steel hired women to fill the void and produce needed war supplies. Ruby Wilcox Tribes and her sister Grace (Aunt Grace ) were tasked with welding the inside of the bell type mines used to secure the coast. The two sisters were so small they easily fit into the limited space and couldn't be told apart in full welding gear, hence the names "Pete and Repete". R. I. P. Aunt Grace. "PETE" is waiting with all your brothers, and sisters, and mom and dad to welcome you home. ❤XOXO

David Becker

My thoughts and prayers are with you.....