BELVIA ANN B. NICKS
Mrs. Belvia Ann Buckley Nicks was born on March 3, 1959, to Clinton Buckley and Lula Mae Wright Buckley, in Malvern, Arkansas. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She departed from this life on May 9, 2021, in the comfort of the home of her oldest daughter, Lyncola. She was surrounded with the love of family.
Belvia was a Malvern High School Graduate of 1977. She attended the School of Ozarks in Lookout, MO where she attained her secretarial degree and later obtained a second secretarial degree at a school in Little Rock, AR. She worked at Arkansas Power and Light Company (AP&L) for 17 years before working at Full Counsel as an Administrative Professional. She went to the school of ministry where she was licensed and ordained as a Minister at Full Counsel. She has both attended and ministered within the Baptist, Pentecostal, and Non-Denominational faith.
Together, Belvia and her husband ministered for a total of 20 years. She co-founded Live and Not Die (L.A.N.D )Ministries. She co-pastored at Mt Olive Grove Baptist Church in Parkin, AR, Stuttgart Family church in Stuttgart, AR and later co-pastored at Full Counsel Church in Camden, AR for several years before founding and pastoring at Jesus Family Church in Camden, AR. She went on to co-pastor at New Horizon Church for 3 years and later became a member of Camden First Assembly for 3 years. She has helped and ministered in every area of the church from nursery, greeting, teaching, and leading praise to ministering and the handling of the daily church administrative tasks.
Belvia was a hardworking, strong, independent virtues woman of God. She was a sweet, quiet and soft-spoken person that was beautiful both inside and out. She was also kind, very patient, loving, and nurturing woman that wore many hats. She encouraged, helped, lifted up, and motivated those around her. At any given moment she would engulf you in a deep and meaningful conversation that could change your life. She loved her family unconditionally and enjoyed spending quality time with them as well as anyone attached or connected to her. She loved nature and soaking up the sun. Her favorite flower were roses and her favorite color was red. She also loved doing creative things like writing poetry, drawing (which she was pretty good at), collecting figurines such as angels, clowns, and decorative eggs. She enjoyed having plants and always kept them in her home. Other passions included collecting recipes, cooking, crocheting and reading.
Belvia was preceded in death by her aforementioned parents Clinton and Lula Mae Wright Buckley, one sister, Shela Mae Buckley (died in infancy) and one brother, Dale Buckley, Sr.
She will be remembered and missed by her loving husband of 43 years, Pastor Larry D. Nicks, Sr. of Camden, AR; 7 children: Lyncola Nicks Moore (Chad) of Warrensburg, MO, Larry Nicks, Jr. (Chera) of Russellville, AR, Loretha Nicks Walker of Camden, AR, Joel Nicks of Little Rock, AR, Keira Nicks of Camden, AR, Jeremiah Nicks and Kyelon Nicks, both of Little Rock, AR; four brothers: Clinton Buckley (Jacqueline) of Allenhurst, GA, Terry Wright (Rosemary) of Gurdon, AR, Noland Buckley (Mary) and Patrick Buckley, all of Bryant, AR; three sisters: Theresha Nolen (Rev. Thomas) of Malvern, AR, Yuna Massey of Bryant, AR and Timesha Buckley of Benton, AR; 10 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
There will be a memorial Celebration of Life Service at 3:00pm, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Camden First Assembly Church. Brandon’s Mortuary is entrusted with professional services. Belvia’s online guestbook is available at www.brandonsmortuary.com.
WE, the family of Belvia Nicks would like to express our deepest appreciation for the phone calls, text messages, visits, loving tributes, cards, flowers and all other expressions of love that have truly comforted us during our wife/mother transition. Please continue to pray for all of us.
Much Love, The Family