Virginia Lee Nichols of Miami died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami after a lengthy illness. She was 72.

Mrs. Nichols was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Bluejacket to Charles L. and Ella Mae (Ford) Randell. She lived in the Miami area all of her life.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Amos Nichols; her parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Jeanne and Tony Beard of Miami, and two grandchildren, Jeremy and Jesse.

Services were 10 a.m. today at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami.

Arrangements were under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.