Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Written by Kaitlyn Morgan Powell and read at the funeral
2:47 am est
I’d like everyone to take
a look around. I am amazed standing in front of you how many people Nicole touched during her lifetime. But to be honest,
I’m not really surprised in the least.
Nicole was such an extraordinary person
and the best friend anyone could ask for.
Nicole’s loyalty was undeniable.
One weekend she came to visit me at UVA. Even though Tech and UVA are major rivals she still came to our football game decked
out in a UVA jersey and face paint and cheered loudly by my side.
Nicole had unlimited energy. She was always ready for an adventure or road trip. This past summer we drove to the beach
with some friends and got completely lost. But instead of freaking out, Nicole just looked at it as an opportunity to play
more music and enjoy time with her friends. She always looked on the bright side and her contagious laugh, complete with nostril
flaring, and positive outlook made whatever we were doing a blast.
was truly one of a kind. I don’t know anyone else who went to six proms in high school. Or had three surprise birthday
parties thrown for her in one day. No one will ever be able to match her love for pretzel wraps or her crazy poker skills-
I know she robbed me every time. I’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has built the entire Great Wall of China or
held her own against a field of guys in Ultimate Frisbee.
It’s hard to imagine life without Nicole since she was such a tremendous presence in our lives. The beach vacation
we had planned, the summer adventures we looked forward to, the weddings, families and reunions that were to come will be
difficult to bear without her smiling face. But one thing about Nicole is she would never pass up a chance to spend time with
her friends and family and she will definitely be with us during every event.
was a daughter, a sister, a niece, an aunt, a friend, a role model, a teammate, a Cheeburger waitress, a tutor, and a math
whiz. And just like the never-ending asymptotes that Nicole knew like the back of her hand, she will go on forever in our
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thank you... From Sandy Myers (Nicole's Big Sister) read at the funeral
12:23 am est
Thank you for the, “yes,” your smile always gave me When we met.
Thank you for telling me it was the little things in life like my phone calls that kept
Thank you for listening to my sorrows and then giving
me Encouragement when I needed it.
Thank you for seeing the pain behind
my smile and giving me Comfort.
Thank you for the admiration and
respect you gave me.
Thank you for loving me for who I am, and not expecting
More or less from me.
Thank you for the many hours you gave me sitting in
your Garden. Time is precious.
Thank you for your humor and how
you kept me laughing.
Thank you for the grace and elegance you added to our
Thank you for the high standards and integrity you demanded
from yourself and those around you.
Thank you for seeing the best in
me and not letting me forget it.
Thank you for the stubborn independence
and self reliance that kept you Strong and led the way for me.
Thank you for your
love of beauty, both the inward and the outward, and how your sharp eye sharpened mine.
Thank you for believing in me and wanting me here, with you.
Thank you for loving me and telling me so.
Thank you for choosing
me as friend, sister, family.