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Jennifer Dawn Nicholson (Rogers)

Sep. 18, 1958 – Feb. 19, 2022

No doubt Jennifer Dawn Nicholson, 63, of Noblesville, was singing as she became present with Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.

She was born Sept. 18, 1958 to M. Neil Rogers and Dottie (Skaggs) Rogers.

Mrs. Nicholson was an amazing Christ follower, wife, mom, grandma, friend, teacher, singer and performer. She truly lived life to the full in all areas.

She ministered faithfully side by side with her husband, Dave. Mrs. Nicholson was a gifted worship leader, doing so in every church they served. She was also an amazing teacher. Whether leading as the Choral Director at Noblesville High School, teaching younger children at Noble Crossing Elementary, Directing Chapel at Noblesville First UMC Preschool, or teaching private lessons (piano, voice, ukulele, etc.); she gave her all to her students.

Mrs. Nicholson led women’s Bible study groups, spoke and sang at conferences, and felt honored to sing the national anthem at Market Square Arena/Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Victory Field, multiple banquets and at many other venues.

She loved God with her whole being and was able to love whomever she met with His grace and kindness. She was passionate in her walk with Jesus and in her music. She wrote songs as well as performed (The Belfry, Epilogue Theater, Westfield Players, and others).

There is no way to give even a glimpse of Mrs. Nicholson’s love, passion and commitment in this space. You can enjoy her songs and antics on YouTube. Two of her favorite life guiding phrases are: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4. “Music moves the soul like nothing else can” Jennifer Nicholson.

Survivors include her loving husband David “Dave” Nicholson; son Josh (Hollie) Nicholson; daughter Hannah Huntington; sisters Stephanie (Don) Fantuzzo and Allison (Mark) Gallo; brother Mark (Bridget) Rogers; best friend Beth Winchell; her favorites, the grandchildren: Claire, Landen, Max and Sam; as well as sixteen nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her dad, M. Neil Rogers and mom, Dottie (Skaggs) Rogers; as well as three undelivered children. Although we all first look forward to seeing Jesus, it will be a great reunion with Jen in heaven.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument Street, Noblesville, Ind. 46060 .

Memorial contributions are encouraged and may be directed to the Jennifer Nicholson Music Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship fund plans to invest in music scholarships throughout Jennifer’s community that allows us to honor her musical legacy. If individuals would like to contribute you can find ways to donate below:

Donate online by visiting: p2p.onecause.com/jennifernicholson

Cash/check can be mailed to NSEF, PO Box 724, Noblesville IN 46061. Please write Jennifer Nicholson in the memo line.