In memory of my favorite uncle

December 4, 1927-March 19, 2012


The lasting journey of Alphonso Nichols

On a winter’s day he came into our world of

The twelfth child of Lisha and Peter Nichols.

His mark on the world was evident

The strength of his character.

Journey of his life took him many places.

He fought in the Korean War his with brothers of many colors.

Loved fiercely in his journey

His journey fostered many.

People lovingly called him papa.

On his journey he became a husband, a friend, and a confidant.

His journey ended before the official day of spring.

His journey will continue in the lives he has left behind.


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