Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Rest in peace, my friend...

Patsy Winkle Nickel

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Pat Nickel, 71, will be held Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home. Officiating will be her nephew Christopher L. Winkle and Ray Rainey of First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA.

Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Pat was born December 20, 1938 to the late William Cowan Winkle, Sr. and Irene Murphy Winkle, in Shreveport, La., moving to Minden, La. at a young age. She passed away at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Winkle, in Keithville, La. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles J. Nickel and step-daughter Beverly Herring.

She is survived by two brothers, Jerry Winkle and wife Barbara of Keithville, La.; Jack Winkle and wife Gail of Houston, Tx; one sister, Jennifer Winkle Shipp and husband Randy of Baton Rouge, La.; step-daughter, Brenda Bracato, numerous nieces and nephews and her much loved, loyal canine companion, Sadie. Her last days were spent with her entire family by her side; it was our privilege and a great blessing.

Pat retired from Lyons Petroleum, Inc. after 20 years as bookkeeper; opened The Soft Touch, teaching fine hand sewing techniques and alterations; later retired from Casual Corner as Asst. Manager. She was an active member of First Baptist Church Bossier and the Grace Sunday School Class. Pat's family thanks her church and wonderful Sunday School class for their constant love and support.

Her hobby was genealogy research and she published her research of her founding families of Bienville Parish, La. and Greene & Knox Counties, Tenn. She was a past member of Caddo Chapter DAR and Shreveport Chapter UDC.

Pat's family would like to thank her many doctors and their staff, especially Dr. Loyd Whitley. They are so grateful to Christus Hospice and Palliative Care who made it possible for Pat to be home in her last days. Many thanks to Chris, Robyn and Debbie.


  1. Andy, it is a good tribute to Mrs. Nickel for you to put this up. She sounds like a wonderful lady.

  2. Andy, So sorry for your loss. It's clear fromt he obit, that she was a great lady.

  3. What a fine life! May God bless her in heaven as he did on this earth.

  4. Mrs. Nickel lived a good life and was blessed to have friends such as you, Andy.


  5. My condolences again, Andy. It sounds as though she will be well received at the Pearly Gates

  6. Thank you all very much. I am going to miss her.

    Pat never had any children of her own, so she kinda latched on to younger folks like myself, and one of my sons.

    Such a loving, and really witty lady. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.


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