Shelba Vine Price Nichols was apart of a long family line that stretches from the east coast to the west coast. A long way from her great great Grandfather Levi Price who was a run away slave.
Shelba was born in Queen Anne, Md on Oct 24, 1948. She was the 7th child born to the late Walter Price and Helen Louise Pinkney Price, she was also a twin. She was educated in the public school system and attended Moton high school. She was known to her family and friends as “Aunt Baby-Sister” and “Sister” by her husband Harold Nichols SR. She worked at the Fox Canery in Queen Anne, MD, the Clam house in Ridgely Md, Technitrol in Greensboro Md, and she became a business owner with her husband in S&H Lawn service.
On November 5, 1965, Shelba married the love of her life, Harold Nichols, Sr. She loved her husband and all the years that they spent together, 58 years together and 55 years married, she was all about her husband, family and kids.
Shelba attended church at Allen A.M.E in Thomas Town and Trinity A.M.E. in Ridgely where she raised her children up in church. She returned back to Allen A.M.E once her children were grown.
Shelba was so full of life and her smile could light up a room. She loved everyone, her friends were considered family. She loved dancing, singing, being a pool shark, and playing cards. She loved her kids & grand kids so much that she couldn't get enough of them, She took joy in just cutting grass with her husband, shopping, and baking sweet potato pies for all of the kids on the holidays. Cooking was her thing and just spoiling her kids. She was just a ball of fun and a ray of sunshine. She was called “Grandma” for the longest time, until True Nichols came along and she became “G-mom” making the best hamburger-hamburger for him.
She would house sit for her friends as well as go to the hospital to visit and pray for her those in her time of need. She was a woman who had many titles and took pride in each of them. Shelba went into the hospital and from the hospital to the nursing home until her passing on December 28, 2021 at 6AM.
Shelba leaves to mourn her lifetime love/partner, Harold J. Nichols Sr, (4) children Henrietta (Milford) Nichols; Harold (Tami) Nichols Jr; Clay (Karine) Nichols; Michael A, Nichols; along with a host of grandchildren (23) Trevor, Dominique, Jamar, MariaJessica, Harold lll , DeQuane (Wendy) Harris, a special granddaughter-in-law Ronda Nichols', Marquia KiKi (Benjamin) Tilghman, Ashlee (Trannie) Cartwright, Shalee Murray, Shadaira Harris, Diamond, London, Dorian, Anthony, Darius, Dezyra', Nazie, Jordyn, Lotus Nichols, Bradley Kranz, Zachary Dailey, Darrick Dailey, for a special G-Mom she had (20) Treasure and True Nichols, Isais & Aaliyah Tilghman, Zion & Jaesean Hollett & Trannie III, Aaliyah White, Charisma, Champion, Jamar Nichols Jr, Zyair, Zah'Meir, Caydhin, Amair Nichols & Julian Brooks, Vontrell Jr., Yosiah & Brielle Bibbins, and Willow Harris, (5) sisters Vercie (Charles) Wilson, Sylvia Price, Victoria (Cornell) Jones, Cherry Ette Price, Shirley (Stuffie) Thomas, (2) brothers Herbert Dennis and Vernon Price (3) sisters-in-law that she considered sisters, Joan Pratcher, Joyce Cephes, and Mildred Blamo, brother-in-law, Marvin and special brother, Marvin Nichols.
She was preceded in death by (2) brothers Rayfield Pinkney Sr., James Price (2) sisters Savannah Britt and Shirley Thomas, (1) sister-in-law, Audrey Walls (2) nieces, Angie Hynson and Ernestine Pratcher, (1) great niece, Tish'ee Bratcher, (1) nephew, Troy Hynson and her beloved favorite uncle, GD from California.