On Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, Christopher James Nichols completed his generous and loving path with us. Born on January 11, 1993, he had a short life, but he truly enjoyed his time.

Starting as a “Rolly Polly” grandchild with an infectious giggle, he grew day by day. Good friendships began with day care and Sunday school that lasted throughout his life. First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School and Mt Tabor High School were all instrumental in his developing into a special man.

Christopher’s health gave him significant concerns, but he enjoyed life in spite of his challenges. His experiences and intuition gave him an exceptional sense of empathy. He was a gallant friend for so many.

Chris worked at Smokey Shay’s in Winston-Salem where he flourished. He was naturally good at working with people from all walks of life. His work ethic eventually led him to General Manager of their three locations. He rightfully took a sense of pride and family there.

Christopher enjoyed youth soccer, baseball, basketball, and Mt. Tabor varsity wrestling. The athletics were OK, but he was there for the camaraderie and brought laughter.

Christopher leaves behind his mother, Deborah Gibson Nichols, his father Keith Nichols, his brother Ryan Nichols, his Grandmothers: Charlene Davenport; Vivian Gibson, his uncles: Gary Nichols; Lee Nichols; Larry Nichols, and Aunts: Karen Nichols Torkelson, Diana Gibson Partin, his cousins Jillian Nichols, Lainya Nichols, Logan Partin, Morgan Partin Rodriguez, James Torkelson, Richard Torkelson, Nathan Nichols, Holly Nichols and an extended family all over this great country. We will all cherish our memories and carrying his spirit forward.

Christopher’s Grandfathers, James H. Nichols, Ernest Gibson and George A. Davenport, his Grandmother Doris Saf Nichols his uncle Lee Gibson have preceded him in death.

A casual Celebration of His Love, Life and Humor will be held on Friday, October 8th, 2021 between 6PM and 8 PM at Salem Funerals and Cremations, 2951 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106.

In Lieu of Flowers: Please consider Make-A-Wish, Arts for Life, or Cancer research.

“Tell a Loved One how much they mean to you. Tomorrow isn’t promised and time waits for no one.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. it’s the life in your years.”
Abraham Lincoln.