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Traci Ann Nicholson

January 9, 1974 — August 31, 2020

Traci Ann Nicholson, age 46, of Marion, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. at her home.

Traci was born on January 9, 1974 in Marion and raised by her loving parents Larry and Deborah (McNeely) Bearden.  She married Heath Nicholson on September 10, 1994 in Spillertown and he survives.  During her working career Traci worked at Emery Brothers Skating Rink for a number of years.  She later worked as a cook for Marion High School and most recently was a homemaker.  Traci loved her family and one of the greatest joys in her life was spending time with them.  She loved to attend her children’s sporting events and especially loved spending time with her granddaughter.  Traci attended Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Heath Nicholson; her son, Justin (Mollee) Nicholson; two daughters, Makayla Nicholson and Makenzie Nicholson; her granddaughter, Arlee Nicholson; her parents, Larry and Deborah Bearden; her grandmother, Pat McNeely; her father-in-law, Steve Nicholson; two brothers, Kevin (Stacey) Bearden and Larron Bearden; her sister, Megan (Kyle) Dixon; uncles and aunts, Scott and Barbara King and Randall and Renee McNeely; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bryan and Alicia Kessel; brother-in-law, William Nicholson; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gene McNeely; two aunts, Cindy Mappin and Kathy Mezo; and her mother-in-law, Marlene Nicholson.

Funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Darrell Wimberly officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.  A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending are asked to social distance themselves from others and wear a face mask.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Nicholson family. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, Illinois 62959.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

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Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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