Remembering Shirley Ann Nicholson Cupid

Shirley Ann Nicholson Cupid

Visitation for Shirley Ann Nicholson Cupid, age 85, of Ruston, Louisiana, will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home in Ruston.  A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Douglas Cemetery with Bro. Paul Watts officiating.

Ann was born in Arcadia, Louisiana, on December 4, 1936, to Lamar Caskey Nicholson and Bertha Harmon Nicholson. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 28, 2022, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on June 19, 2022. Her family honored her wishes to remain at her home until the Lord called her home.

Ann was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to serving God and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. “Miss Ann”, as so many knew her, was retired from the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.  It was there that she left her lasting mark on this earth.  She held many a child through their most difficult times. She instilled love and compassion through the many childcare workers she supervised. No matter the circumstances, every child that passed through her care during that time knew they were cared for and loved and that their life was worth something. While serving at the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, Ann made several life-long friendships. Denise Barlow and Kathy Modest will always be cherished for their heartfelt love for our mother over the years.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, David Lamar Cupid of Ruston, Louisiana; Son, Terry Cupid and wife Terri; Daughter, Dixie Cupid and Richard Howell; two loving granddaughters, Jenny Brandt and husband Chris, and Kiley Cupid; and four great-grandchildren, Dalton Tate, Alexus Tate, Jordan Tate, and Beau Brandt.  She is also survived by her brother, Bobby Nicholson and wife Lemmie.

Since her diagnosis, Ann has had a beautiful spirit through it all. She only wanted her family to remain happy and love one another after her passing. God provided her with caring hands and dedicated nurses and caregivers. The family wishes to express gratitude to Ascend Hospice Caregivers Mandy Waggoner, Paul Carter, and LaTesha Powell. The family would also like to thank those who showed their love by care for Ann over the past several years, including Bill, Barbara, and Billy Moss; Donna Bradshaw Cooper; Bro. Paul Watts and the countless members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, as well as life-long friends James and Janice Sawyer. We will cherish the love and compassion they showed through difficult hours and forever be grateful.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church or the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.

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