Fern Ellen Eads, 72, of Orange, passed away Sunday, June, 17, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont after an illness. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on Sept. 26, 1939 to her parents, Carol Sanford Nickolson and Dorothy May (Stewart) Nickolson. She resided in the Orange area for 36 years, worked as a clerk in a store in the area and she was of the Catholic faith. Fern enjoyed crocheting, sewing and spending time with her family.

Fern is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Sanford Bernard Nickolson and Lawrence Stewart Nickolson.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband, Bill Eads of Orange; her daughter, Deirdra and husband, Vernon Buxton of Orange; her sister, Blenda Janise of Orange; her brothers, Raymond Nickolson of Tampa, FL., and Carl Nickolson of Orange; her grandchildren, Tabetha Welch, Monique Williford, Sarah Ferrell, Bobby Buxton and Verna Ingle. Fern is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many extended family.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with cremation to follow.

Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.