In Memory of






Obituary for Doris Mary Lee Nichols (Arthur)

Doris Mary Lee Arthur (Nichols) was born on October 7, 1946, to the late Henry and Ella Arthur in Sumter, South Carolina. During her early days, at the age of eight, Doris could not walk! It was said that family and friends tried everything. It wasn’t until she was taken to church and the Pastor prayed over her legs that the very next day, she was able to walk and run like everyone else. She was known as the miracle child; God is good!

In Doris’ early and late teen years, she attended Sumter High in South Carolina. She was known for being courageous, strong, and funny. She was responsible at a young age, taking care of her siblings while her mother and father worked long hours. While attending high school, she met her late high school sweetheart Charles Richard Nichols. They were eventually married and had three kids. With her trust in God and wanting a better life for herself and her three children, she decided to pick up and head north to Boston for better opportunities for their future. During her time in Boston, she gave birth to two more children.

She was employed at Children’s Transportation Company, The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and Polaroid Corporation.

Doris loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and family. She loved listening to her oldies and goodies music and playing cards with friends.

Doris loved God with all her heart. Even during her sickness and struggles, her faith in God never wavered. She always said God would take care of her and that he did. She fought the good fight until Tuesday, May 3, 2022, when the Lord called her home.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother Henry and Ella Arthur, sister Frances Arthur, three brothers Raymond, Henry, and Bennie Arthur, and son Kevin Nichols. She leaves to cherish her memories, one sister Lille Mae Arthur, and a Special sister Ollie Mae Rhodes. Three daughters: Janice Mallory-Nichols (former Son-in-Law Dana Mallory), Stephonay Nichols, and Marice Nichols; two Sons Michael Nichols, (Daughter-in-Law Melinda Nichols), Ricky Arthur (Mercedes Arthur). 27 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.

The seeds she’s planted thru her stories and legacy will grow and flourish thru her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Our branches will grow thru the love and light she poured into us.

Face masks are required for all individuals visiting the funeral home and church, regardless of vaccination status. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.