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Nancy V. Rikard

June 30, 1932 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 86)


Ms. Nancy Vivian Eichelberger Rikard peacefully entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren on April 5, 2019 at her home.

Ms. Rikard was born on June 30, 1932 in Harlem, New York to the late Mr. George Eichelberger, Sr. and Laura Davis- Eichelberger. She attended P.S. 81 grade school and graduated from Washington Irving High School.

She met the love of her life, James Rikard, Jr. and was married on May 5, 1957. They were blessed to celebrate 61 years of marriage and to this union three children were born, Donnay, Darlene, and Michelle.

Nancy was employed by Allied Chemical, Inc. for 21 years until her retirement. She was a member of the American Legion Post 217, Lexington, SC.

Ms. Rikard was a member of Pleasant Spring Church for many years where she served as Missionary Society secretary, on the Stewardess Board, Pulpit Aide, and a member of the Voices of Zion Mass Choir until her health begin to decline.

She always shared words of wisdom, faith, and advised others to be careful how you live your life. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 27:1. Vivian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a giving person who shared whatever she had.

Vivan fought a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease for 10 years. Through it all, she kept her faith, sense of humor, and attended Sunday School and church on a regular basis.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, one sister, a daughter-in-law, and one great granddaughter.

Those celebrating her life and cherishing her loving memories are her three children, Donnay, Darlene, and Michelle; ten grandchildren, Shannon, Tavores, Donnay, James, Dominick, Ebony (Eric), Sherman, Quinten (Tameka), Monefa, Imani, and Gabrien; five great-grandchildren, Donisha, Dontavious, Xavier, London, and Tae’Dra; one sister, Dorothy Yearby from Rome, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends.

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Funeral Service
April 13, 2019

12:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service

Pleasant Spring AME Church Cemetery
111 Pleasant Spring Court
Columbia, SC 29212

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