On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Violet Arletta Nickens Roy went home to be with the Lord. She was born at Kent Narrows to the late Lorenzo and Grace Price Nickens on February 13, 1941 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.\n \n Her mother moved to Crisfield, MD and she received her early education in Somerset County, Crisfield, MD. She attended Hope Well Methodist Church at a young age in Crisfield, MD. Later her mother moved back to Kent Narrows where Violet attended a little church at Kent Narrows (Christ Community). She attended Grasonville Elementary School and Kennard High School in Centreville, MD.\n \n Violet met and married the love of her life George Roy(deceased). Out of that union they had five sons.\n \n She spent many years of her life in the Seafood Industries. She worked for Carnabucci Seafood, Co-op Seafood, United Shellfish and Jean Stelmack and other odd jobs. She loved daily bible reading, to travel, eat seafood especially crabs and plenty of good food, and watching soap operas. She was happiest around her children. She loved to laugh.\n \n She became a member of Union Wesley United Methodist Church in the early eighties under Rev. Robert Brown.\n \n Violet leaves to mourn her loss: one daughter, Debbie Kellum (Kay Kay), six sons, Eric Durant(Bridgette), Darrell (Roberta), Terrance Dale, Dexter Kellum(Lolita), Heath, Sidney and one step daughter Felica Sterling(Tyrone) two step sons, Vaughn Watson(Charlene), George Thomas (Deborah), four brothers Joseph Nickens (Mary), Percy Nickens (Linda), Larry Askins(Mary), Clinton Askins, five sisters, Martha Tilghman, Alene Alsup (Deceased), Marlene Pollard, Joyce Askins, Sharon Keene (James), Christine Askins, 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A special recognition of her friends she fondly called, "The Golden Girls" (Margaret Reed, Mary Hill, Dorothy Watkins and Ollie Pollard).\n \n Services will be held on Sat., Feb. 8th 11am at Kent Island UM Church 2739 Cox Neck Rd Chester, MD. Interment in Chester Cemetery. No public viewing.