Almeda Nickens Smith

Oct. 2, 1925 - Nov. 5, 2018

Almeda Nickens Smith passed peacefully from this life to be with her Lord, Monday, November 5, 2018. A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 9, at Waco Memorial Park 6623 S. I-35, Waco, with Mike Pearson officiating. The family will receive visitors 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco.

Almeda was born, October 2, 1925 to D.R. Morton and Minnie Barbara Strickland in Leon, Oklahoma. She was raised and went to school in Gainesville, Texas. Almeda worked for Stop & Shop Groceries until retirement. She then went to work at Waco ISD as a crossing guard for 21 years. Almeda was a faithful member of Landmark Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Smith; husband of 43 years, Lewis Byron Nickens; husband, Conner Louis Links, father to Dee and Mary; three brothers; and two sisters; daughter-in-law, Reba Links.

Almeda leaves to cherish her memories, one daughter, Mary Ann McDow and husband, Eddie, of Waco; one son, Dee Lewis Links of Lubbock; one step-daughter, Alice Moore and husband, Mike, of Waco. Almeda's children were the love, joy, and sunshine in her life. She is also survived by six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and twelve great-great grandchildren whom she loved so much. She also left a special fuzzy friend, Peanut.

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