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“So sorry Beverly just found out about ur fathers passing.I would have came if i new.God be with you in ur time of morning.I no u loved him an took...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Sharon Crockett - Hammond, LA

“Miss Beverly,Dwayne and I are sorry for your loss,you and your family are in our prayers...God Bless your sweet Daddy,and may the Angels wrap their...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Paula , Dwayne and family Weldon Minchew - LA

“So Many great memories growing up and my dad and mom, Harold and Fay Oliphant would take us to visit Uncle Floyd and Aunt Lois. We would play with...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: sandra oliphant - hammond, LA

“So sorry for your sad loss and the sad loss of our dear long time friend. Our prayers are with you. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond


Floyd Jewel Nickens passed away on August 1, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born on December 15, 1926 in Galvez, Louisiana. He was a sixteen month resident of The Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve, Louisiana. At the age of six, he moved to Pumpkin Center, Louisiana. After marriage, he became a long-time resident of Hammond, Louisiana. As a widower, he became a 14 year resident of Albany, Louisiana.
A proud veteran of WWII, a Sergeant-medic stationed in Japan during reconstruction. After his service in the Army, he became a skilled carpenter and a member of the local carpenters union. He later became a heavy equipment operator and job foreman. A self-taught man that mastered many trades. An avid sportsman, deer hunting was his great passion. From the swamps of Louisiana to the hills of Mississippi, he walked those woods well into his seventies.
He is survived by his daughter, Beverly Nickens of Albany, LA; his son, Willie Johnson and wife Jana, of Ponchatoula, LA; two sisters, Tovie Ott of Aberdeen, MS and Evelyn Badon of Pumpkin Center, LA; Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceeded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years Lois Davis Nickens; his daughter, Linda Johnson; his parents, Millard and Essie Coates Nickens Sr.; his Brothers, Millard Nickens Jr. and Matthew Nickens; his sisters, Nell Vampran and Nellie Ann Adams.
May the good Lord hold and keep you in His grace. A good friend to many, always there to lend a helping hand, no project to big or small. A great teacher to those willing to learn. A selfless man that loved life, his family, and his dogs. You will be remembered and you will be missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6-9 pm at the Harry Mckneely & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Hammond, LA. Visitation will continue on Friday, August 4, 2017 beginning at 10 am until service time at 11am in the Harry Mckneely & Son Funeral Chapel in Hammond, LA. Interment will follow in the Ford Cemetery.