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Della Allen Nickell
Della Allen Nickell

The Lord has called another angel home as Della Allen Nickell, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Della was a native of Noble, Ky., and former resident of Fairborn, Ohio, before moving to Yorktown, Va., in 2014.

Della retired in 1996 from the government with over 42 years of dedicated service. Following retirement, she worked for Walmart for an additional 10 years.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Edsel Ray Nickell; son, Edsel Ray Nickell Jr., and his wife, Tricia, of Yorktown, Va.; sister, Nancy Smith; and two brothers, James and George Allen. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Christopher (Sandra), Ryan (Nicole) and Kaitlyn; along with three wonderful great-grandchildren, Kayla, Gabriel and Maddison.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.