A celebration of life for Edward Gene Nickerson II, infant son of Jeannie Nickerson of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Eddie passed away on Monday. April 26, 2022, at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
Eddie came into this world on September 16, 2021, in true Nickerson form, stubbornly. After 18 hours of labor, Eddie finally decided it was time to make his grand entrance. With blonde hair and big blue eyes, Eddie stunned everyone in the room with his handsomeness. Eddie came home to the coziest little house on the most perfect piece of land, situated on the outskirts of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Waiting for him there was his “Lola” (grandmother) and his two big sisters.
As a newborn, Eddie was the perfect baby. He was never upset or angry unless his Momma was taking too long with his breakfast. Meal time could never get started though, if his Lola was not present; he always knew exactly where she was. He had to keep an eye on her because his Lola is mischievous. He knew that if he had any chance of getting up to something naughty that day, he would need to know where she was. Never wanting to miss a single thing, he was perfectly content to sit and watch. His first six weeks of life were spent getting milk drunk, napping on his favorite pillow on the couch, and watching Law & Order. Forever a snuggler and a lover of all things soft, he enjoyed his Uncle Jeremy’s beard over a teddy bear any day.
Eddie never met a stranger. He would laugh and play with whomever wanted to sit down with him … and anyone who met him did just that. Most babies are scared of big animals. Eddie had no fear. He loved all animals but especially horses and ponies. With the help of his big sisters, he spent afternoons riding miniature ponies and watching thoroughbreds graze.
A quick learner from the start, Eddie was always well ahead of his milestones. Even if he did start out going backwards … he figured it out and there’d be no stopping him after that.
He also had a love for dinosaurs, undoubtedly passed down to him from his cousin, Waverly. 90% of his clothes had a dino of some sort on it thanks to her, and he was all too happy to wear them. He even fancied himself to be a dino at times. He often growled and “rawred” as he played with them.
He spent most of his nights cozied up with Lexi, watching and cooing as they shared their love of anime and Korean soap operas. He would then make his way to Addyson’s lap, where they would discuss the days events; Addy never minded that his side of the conversation consisted of absolute gibberish. Some nights, they would end their talks with a growling match or, his favorite, a good book. Addy hates to read, but her bubba demanded bedtime’s stories. When his day of adventures was finally coming to an end, he would crawl up into bed, underneath the covers, and into his most favorite place on this earth, his Momma’s arms. Snuggled up tight, with his head tucked under his mommas chin, he drifted off to sleep while getting his nightly foot massage.
Words will never express the amount of joy and love and happiness Eddie brought into this world, to his family, to his momma and sisters. Until we meet again … Good Night, Precious Boy.
He is survived by his mom, Jeannie Nickerson; sisters, Alexis Nickerson and Addyson Nickerson; uncles, James Nickerson of Alabama, Joe Nickerson and wife Stephanie of Cooper, and Jeremy Nickerson of Tyler; aunts, LaDonna Nickerson-Knight of Arkansas and Judy Nickerson of Toronto, Canada; his Lola, Elesia Nickerson of Sulphur Springs; great-aunts, Lydia Ivy and Stella Hardy of Mineola; aunts and uncles, Seth and Laura Falls of Heartland, Stephanie and Jed Sitar of Mineola, Julius and Jennifer Realina of Mineola, and Jed; and godparents, Denya and Michael James of Peerless and Jennifer and Tim Perkins of Sulphur Springs.
Eddie was preceded in death by his grandfather, Edward Gene Nickerson; great-grandparents, Lawrence and Katy Aline Nickerson; and cousins, Dylan, Kora, Gabriel and Raigan.
Memorials can be made to the Edward Gene Nickerson Memorial Fund – CNB Sulphur Springs
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com