Lorrie Anne Nichols, age 56, of Saegertown, joined her Savior in heaven Friday afternoon, July 11, 2014 after an automobile accident took her life. Lorrie was born the eldest of three children, in McKeesport, PA on July 9, 1958. She attended Clairton High School and later, Cairnbrook High School, where she became homecoming queen. At a young age she quickly became known as the woman with ‘the biggest heart & the sweetest smile’, which she carried with her throughout the rest of her life. Every person she came in contact with was blessed by her joy, smile, and uplifting spirit. She attended the Nursing program at Crawford County Technical School in Meadville, and after receiving her LPN certification, continued in the nursing field, with her most recent employment at Stairways Behavioral Health.

Nichols, Lorrie AnneLorrie was known for opening up her heart and home to others–in the realm of foster parent, host parent to exchange students, and in any other way she deemed fit. The two things she held most dear to her heart were her faith and her family (and her family pretty much meant everyone). She never hesitated to say “I love you” or “let’s pray”, and often greeted anyone who entered her home with a warm hug and food. A recent favorite quote of hers was, “The happiest days of my life were when my children were born; the second happiest was when my grand baby was born.” She was dearly loved by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Freddie Nichols; three sons: Daniel Hazen and wife Lymari, Ryan Hazen and Jacob Hazen; two daughters: Heather Hazen Womer and husband Brian, and Rachael Hazen; her parents: Robert & Beverly Pollick; two brothers: Robert Pollick and wife Linda, and Jeffrey Pollick; four nieces: Jackie Pollick, Ashleigh Pollick, Haliegh Pollick, Maddie Pollick; nephew, Stephen Pollick; and grandson, Benson Hazen, as well as several other extended loved ones.

The family will visit with friends at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the funeral at 12:00 noon. Pastor Paul Macosko of McLane Church will officiate for the funeral service and the committal service which will follow at Venango Cemetery.