Lora Mae Nicholas

December 5, 1932 - July 31, 2021

Lora Mae Nicholas, 88, of Beaumont, died Saturday, July 31, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 5, 1932, to Vera Ann Herrin and William Burnett Wood, in Port Arthur. Lora was a professional in her work dealing with probate in Jefferson County for almost 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading, and was very active in her church. Lora was family oriented and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Nicholas; daughters, Kay Herrington and her husband, Tony, of Beaumont and Karen Reese and her husband, James Babb of Bridge City; grandchildren, Ryan Trahan and his wife, Skylar, of Bridge City and Jordon Reese and Kara Karnovskiy of Austin; great-grandchild, Nicholas Harper Trahan of Bridge City; and sister, Louise Hoisington and her husband, Duane, of Phoenix, Arizona.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Robert Wood and Melvin Wood.

With heightened health and safety practices due to the Coronavirus, precautionary measures are being taken. A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Port Arthur, Texas, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with Reverend Nathan Cothen officiating. It will be limited to immediate family. The family will not be receiving visitors at this time due to the virus, cards would be appreciated.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rachel Babb with Heart of Texas Hospice and Tina Beaty for their care and comfort.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Jody Dunn

So sorry for her passing. She was a sweet, loving person!

Bobby and Linda nicholas

Mike,, Bobby and I send our love and condolences fir your loss of precious Lora Mae.. What a sweet and kind lady. She will be sorely missed..

Sue Ryder

Mike, My sincere condolences to you and family. Sending you prayers for Peace and Love. Sue Ryder

Danny and Saundra Major

Mike, Kay, and Karen, Danny and I are so sad to hear this news. Our hearts are mourning with you. Lora Mae was so precious and special. We have so many memories of the last 30 years spent celebrating and laughing together. We love you all!

Joey Dunn

A wonderful person, who always had a smile and was truly kind. My prayers are with Mike and the family.

Kathy Felps

Dear Uncle Mike, Dad and I are heartbroken to hear of Lora Mae's passing. Both of you hold a very special place in our hearts. May God bless you and keep you and your family in his loving grace. We love you, Kathy

Larry Haynes

So sorry to hear of Lora Mae's passing. She was always so kind to everyone! Prayers for the family!

Betty Jean Lough

Mike, I was so sorry to hear of Lora Mae’s passing! I truly loved her as she was my “Little Sister” in the Hussars & also she married you my longtime School mate & Dear Friend! I will keep you, the girls & all of family in my prayers as I too well remember what you are going through now! Murlin & I were married 70 years & 11 months when I lost him . The only comfort is that he will be well with Jesus, as will Lora Mae! Hang tough Dear Friend & you will get through this, I promise, just stay close to Jesus & HE WILL see you through! Much Love, Betty Jean