Brian Nichols

Published 2:23 pm Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Brian Anthony Nichols was born on March 17, 1972, to the late Ozell “Jack” Nichols and Sarah Nichols. He passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at the age of 49 years old.

He was a graduate of Varnado High School, where he played percussion in the Wildcat Band. After graduation, he matriculated to Grambling State University and marched in the Tiger Marching Band as a percussionist and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity. He later attended Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss., to take up Dentistry.

Brian leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 10 years, Cashanda Nichols; mother, Sarah Nichols of Angie; two sons, Da’Shawn Bickham of Franklinton, and Cardez Jackson of Baton Rouge; three daughters, Aryanna and Bryanna Nichols of Bogalusa, and Jaden Foster of Baton Rouge; one brother, Apostle Kenneth (Tonia) Nichols of Columbus, Ohio; a god-sister, Laquisha (Shadic) Greely-Mark of Angie; mother-in-law, Shirley Jackson of Bogalusa; one sister-in-law, Belinda (Jimmie) Shropshire of Bogalusa; and one brother-in-law, Julius L. Jackson II of Bogalusa; six aunts, Mae Anderson of New Orleans, Gloria Hart and Edna (Abron) Magee of Franklinton, Priscilla August of Mandeville, Frances Wiggins of Baton Rouge, and Alice Magee of Deer Park, Texas; one uncle, Donald Ray Martin Sr. of Franklinton; and a host of relatives and friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, Deacon Ozell Nichols; sister, Jackie Brown; grandparents, Roszelar Peters, Porter and Julie Mae Nichols, K.T. and Evie Martin; and father-in-law, Julius Jackson I.

Drive-through viewing will be Friday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home with pastor, Dr. Sidney Jones, officiating. Interment will be in Dillon Cemetery in Angie.