Debbie Lorene (Nichols) Willard-Minnick, age 52, a resident of Bentonville, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. Debbie was born in Michigan on Dec. 13, 1959, to John and Daisy (Jones) Nichols. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing Farmville on Facebook and watching soap operas. Debbie took care of her family and loved them very much and she will be missed greatly. Preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Mike Nichols; and one nephew, Michael Wilson; Debbie is survived by her husband, Marc Minnick of Gravette; four sons, Michael Willard and wife, Rachel, of Bentonville, Jason Willard of Bentonville, Joshua Willard of Centerton, Jeremiah Benjamin Willard of Centerton; one daughter, Amanda Willard of Bentonville; three brothers, Richard Nichols and wife, Leslie, of Oklahoma, Johnny Nichols of Missouri, David Nichols of Bentonville; four grandchildren, Morgan, Mikaela, Mallory and Jayden Daisy. Debbie was also known as Nanna to her great-nieces and nephews, and she is also survived by numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Celebration of Life graveside services will be noon Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hiwasse, Ark., with the Rev. Gordan Garlington III officiating. Online tributes to the family may be made at www.bentoncountymemorialpark.com Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home and Crematory of Rogers, Ark.
Published March 15, 2012