Eric C. Nickens Sr.

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, September 4, 2018

GATESVILLE, NC – Eric Carlton Nickens, Sr. of Gatesville, NC went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his residence.

A native of Suffolk, VA he was born on December 2, 1946 to the late Donval Nickens and Martha Hall Nickens.

Carlton, as he was called by many, was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He retired from Newport News Shipyard as an electrician.


He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Sandra; sons, Trevor Gatling (Sarah Newcomer, fiancee) and Eric C. Nickens “C.J.”; aunt, Wilhelmina N. Savage (Audubon, PA); nieces, Natasha J. Wilson, Kimberly Gerhold, Tammie Rosario, and Venita Wright; nephews, Christopher D. Jones, Theodore Butler (Keisha), and Wildon C. Garrett; mother-in-law, Imogene “Jean” Freeman; sister-in-law, Cynthia F. Calloway (Billy); three granddaughters, Tayla, Jasmine, and Stephanie; many cousins, other nieces and nephews; loving relatives and friends.

With thankful hearts the family appreciates all that you have done.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church.

Hunter’s Funeral Home, Gates, is handling the arrangements.