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Paula Nicholson

April 24, 1952 - February 2, 2022
Wayland, MI


Graveside Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022
1:00 PM EST
Blythefield Memory Gardens
6200 Brewer Ave NE
Belmont, MI 49306
(616) 866-2666

Life Story / Obituary


On Wednesday February 2nd, 2022 at 7:03 pm, Paula Jeanne Sack Nicholson, dearly beloved mother and sister in the Lord, with her two sons at her bedside, passed away to be with our Father in Heaven. Paula will be laid to rest at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 at Blythefield Memorial Gardens.

Paula is survived by her two sons, Robert and Jesse Nicholson, sisters Dorothy, Mary, Anne and brother Steve, and many nieces and nephews. Dear friends Lisa, Joyce, Robin and Jeff, Lucia and Randy, Bobbi and Tom, numerous others. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Ruth Sack.

Paula, aged 69, touched countless lives throughout her seven decades on this planet. She was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During her younger years she attended Creston High School, with specific interests in music and choir and she also was an accomplished athlete running track. Paula graduated from Western Michigan University where she studied communications and musical performance. She was an accomplished professional jazz singer who toured West Michigan as well as out West. Paula was a successful business woman in the financial services industry specializing in financial advising and insurance.

In 1978 she came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was his humble servant and followed him all her years obediently. She eventually moved back from out West to be near family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was an active sister in the Lord, and was affiliated with many church groups in the Grand Rapids and Detroit areas. She was a home maker and raised two sons as a single mother. Despite challenging circumstances, she was always able to turn lemons into lemonade. She raised two fine, accomplished young men.

She loved to travel, enjoyed the great outdoors, and appreciated the fine arts, painting, pottery, music, reading, and interior design. Throughout the ages she was very fond of going up North Michigan to Leelanau County. In her final years she spent many hours in nature in the peaceful countryside of Michigan.

Paula’s legacy lives on past her untimely passing; her impact is widespread throughout the community. Her family heritage lives on and burns bright in the torch that is carried on by her sons. The endeavors that she pursued continue on through her family and friends and all whom she came in contact with.

During good times and bad, Paula was always able to find the blessing in disguise. Often life has twists and turns, and it can be difficult to see the deeper meaning, how the dots are connected. However, no matter what happens the Lord has his sovereign will, and the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28