Lillian “Diamond Lil” Ruth Blair Nicholson

November 13, 1921 – December 11, 2020

Obituary For Lillian “Diamond Lil” Ruth Blair Nicholson

Lillian “Diamond Lil” Ruth Blair Nicholson passed away on December 11, 2020. She was born in Rome, Georgia, on November 13, 1921, the daughter of Harry Leroy Blair and Adelaide Mable Blair. She is a descendent of Robert Mable, founder of Mableton.
Lillian’s early years were spent in Chattanooga, TN the youngest of eight children. She was raised in the Presbyterian Church where she learned to love God and live a life of faith. After living all over the world, Lillian moved to Carrollton, GA where she worked for the Alumni House of West Georgia College. She was an active member of Carrollton Presbyterian Church serving as an elder for many years.
Lillian loved to spend time with her family and friends. She never missed an opportunity to travel, go shopping, or attend a party. Whether she was entertaining bridge clubs or playing games with grandchildren, you could hear her laughter. Conversation with others was her most favorite activity. She had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in the room.
She was a wonderful mother and friend to her surviving five children: Judy Nicholson Rudolph (Susan), Robert Harvey Nicholson (Wendy), Susan Nicholson Hartle, John Alexander Nicholson (Joy), and Mary Nicholson Woodfin (Mike). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Katherine Gonzalez, Nicholas Rudolph, Michael Nicholson, Matthew Hartle, Blair Hartle DuBose, Becca Nicholson, David Nicholson, Charles Woodfin, and Mary Boggs; and many loving nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to give a memorial gift to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be held at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica on December 15, 2020 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Following the visitation, a graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm. at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694

Services

15
Dec

Visitation

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica Chapel
306 Westview Drive
Villa Rica, GA 30180
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15
Dec

Graveside Service

02:30 PM
Westview Cemetery

Atlanta, GA
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We worshiped with Lillian at Carrollton Presbyterian. She was always kind, cheerful, and welcoming. Lillian had a servant’s heart for doing God’s work at the church. It was evident that she loved God, her children, and grandchildren and that love was returned to her. We were blessed to have known Lillian. -Judy Durscher
– Judy Durscher
It was always a blessing to be in Miss Lillian’s presence. He infectious smile and twinkling eyes brought happiness to all who knew her. I loved walking up the street to sit in a chair next to her and listen to her talk about her wonderful adventures. I never tired of hearing about all the amazing changes she saw in her life and marveled at her ability to make everyone feel her joy of life. Her age certainly didn’t hold her back. The thought that she left behind so many wonderful memories for so many people is truly a blessing.
– Carole Hammond
I worked as a student with Miss Lillian at the Alumni House at West Georgia College from 1980-1983. She was a good and patient friend who listened to me and advised me at a critical time in my life. As I read her obit this morning, I realized that she was the same age then as I am now. So many years have passed, but I still have such special memories of her and said a prayer of thanks for her life well-lived. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
– Joy Holley
So many wonderful memories of Mom Lillian. Always welcomed me in the home. Tomato Gravy breakfast Sunday mornings before church, and watching Hee Haw on Saturday nights. My thoughts are with you Mary, John, Susan, Judy and Bob. Hugs.
– Anja Arnold
Lillian was always so nice. We knew each other through Carrollton Presbyterian Church. We served as Elders several years ago. I am happy she had such a long life. God has Lillian in His hands and I have your family in my heart and prayers.
– Barry Oxford
Your mom was a beautiful and happy lady. She had a smile and warm, sweet personality. Sending love and hugs to all of you. She will be missed by many.
– Kathy Howell
Blessings to all the family. She will truly be missed by so many of us! She was always a bright, shining light to all at Carrollton Presbyterian, an encourager, a loving spirit, and a joy to all who knew her. Karen
– Karen Hartley
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was the most wonderful lady. She had a super and long life. Love Chris
– Chris Pineau
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and seemed to be loved by all that met her. May God give you comfort.
– Ron Brant
So sorry to hear about Miss Lillian. She was a very sweet lady.
– Ron Brant
Miss Lillian was a shining light of love. She was the epitome of a sweet yet tough lady of the South. She will be missed!
– Barbara Hartle

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