Nichole Patrice Stamper (nikki) was born at 3:47 AM on Tuesday, May 14, 1985, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the parentage of Ted and Teresa Smith Stamper. She attended first and second grade at Minnehaha Academy in South Minneapolis; then completed the rest of grade school and high school in the Brooklyn Park/Osses School District. She obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Minneapolis School of Business. Work history includes Boston Scientific, and her job was at The Lazurus Project in Plymouth, Minnesota. This is when she first developed symptoms of the devastating illness Scleroderma. Nichole fought a brave, long and hard fight for the past nine years, more so within the last two years and especially the last eight months. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 6:30 PM at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Nichole lost her lengthy battle with this dreadful illness, and she is finally at peace.
Nichole loved life, and she loved her family. She was especially grateful of her close relationship with her sister Sheila. She so enjoyed family gatherings, especially whenever she visited Georgia, which was as frequently as she could. Nikki was a quiet, compassionate and private person, yet she was always concerned about her family, often touching base with those near and far.
Family members left to mourn her passing and cherish memories include her thirteen-year-old daughter, Aniyah Nichole Grady of Minneapolis, MN; her parents, Ted and Teresa Stamper of Minneapolis, MN; sisters: Shelia Stamper of Brooklyn Park, MN, Tabitha Stamper of Fort Gaines, GA, Monica Harris (Eric), and Stacey Ransom, both of Blakely, GA; brothers: Kevin Reed (Davine) of Temecula, CA, Theodis “Teddi” Stamper Jr. (Teresa) of Blakely, GA, and Walter Stamper (Jodi) of Brooklyn Park, MN; her favorite cousin/sister, Boosie Christian (Cassundra)of Oakdale, MN; and a special cousin/brother, Preston Stamper (Dani) of Brooklyn , MN. Additional family to cherish her memories includes eight aunts, six uncles, several nieces and nephews, fifty-plus cousins, and a host of friends.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
it is well, it is well with my soul.
In humble submission to the will of God, Community Funeral Home sadly announces the passing of Ms. Nicole Patrice "Nikki" Stamper.
Ms. Stamper transitioned into eternal rest and peace December 15, 2018 .
Although we are saddened by her passing, we rejoice in knowing that she in a land "where she'll never grow old." Farewell, Nikki. You were tired and needed your rest. You were called forth by God, and your soul was truly blessed. We will not weep and mourn because we don't see you on this side anymore. We know that you'll be waiting to meet us on the other shore.
Please keep the Stamper family in prayer, as we reflect the gracious memories.