Agnes Wilder Nicholson dies at age 98
6/8/2023, 6 p.m.
Agnes Wilder Nicholson, who spent much of her life in education and civic service, died Saturday, May 6, 2023, at age 98. A celebration of her life service took place Wednesday, May 24, at First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Ave.
Mrs. Nicholson was born on May 4, 1925, to the late Robert Judson Wilder Sr. and Beulah Richards Wilder in Richmond. She graduated from Armstrong High School in 1941, and soon after began her career in Richmond Public Schools as an administrative secretary.
Over the years, Mrs. Nicholson would take on roles at two schools in her West End neighborhood, first at Randolph Middle School and then at Maymont Elementary School. After she retired in October 1988, Mrs. Nicholson was active in the Armstrong High School Reunion Class of 1941.
Mrs. Nicholson also was a member of the Richmond Association of Retired Administrative Professionals, the Maymont Neighborhood Civic League, the First African Baptist Church Historical Commission and the Richmond/Central Virginia Chapter of the West Virginia State University National Alumni Association.
Mrs. Nicholson was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Nicholson Sr. She is survived by her two children, Charles R. Nicholson Jr. and Tracy L. Nicholson, grandson Charles R. Nicholson III, and brother L. Douglas Wilder Sr.