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Nichole’s Story

Welcome to Nichole's CaringBridge site. We have so much joy in our lives with Nichole that we can't help but want to share our lives with our Purple Princess. We hope you will be blessed as we are.

Please be sure to read the latest in the journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.

The world may see what Nichole cannot do, but we rejoice in the incredible young lady she has become. A fierce prayer warrior in her sister's image, a loyal and loving friend.

Nichole does not mind her litany of diagnoses and she is not the sum of things she cannot do. The world ay see her as a child who does not walk or talk and mistakenly assume she does not understand, but they could not be more wrong. She has a passion for reading and school and loves to encourage others. Nichole has made a powerful impact on many, many lives and we are very grateful.

Thank you for taking the time to visit. We try to update monthly, so check back when you have time.

Doug, Valerie & Nichole

Latest Journal Update

Nichole's obituary – Arrangements for memorial service

Nichole Ashleigh Schreier Maples


Tupelo —Nichole Ashleigh Schreier Maples, 21, died surrounded by her parents, Doug and Valerie Maples, Tuesday morning, October 21, in her home in Tupelo.  Nichole was born in Rochester, Minnesota, on July 2, 1993.

Nichole had an incredible love for reading and getting young people involved in reading in any way possible. Nichole lived life with a very strong faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. She spent many hours praying for anyone that she felt had a need of any kind. She had her own special ministry to the women's basketball team at Mississippi State University. She was an incredibly joyful young lady who lived life to the fullest, in spite of her physical disabilities. Her infectious smile and captivating laughter will be missed by not only her family, but anyone else who has spent time around her.

There will be a memorial service at Holland Funeral Directors of Tupelo on Friday, November 7 at 2 PM. Nichole chose the gift of anatomical donation to continue her gratitude for life. Holland funeral home is entrusted with arrangements.

Survivors include her parents: Doug and Valerie Maples. Her birth parents: Cliff and Lona Schreier of Rochester, Minnesota; her brother and sister Travis and Jessica Schreier of Rochester, Minnesota. Her paternal grandmother: Emmy Lou Koonce of Amory; her maternal grandmother: Margaret Vorel of Spring Hill, Florida; her paternal birth grandfather: Phil Schreier of Verdigre, NE; her maternal birth grandmother: Ramona Muehler of Wheaton, MN. Her special and closest friend: Tasheina Daniel, of Tupelo, and her extended family.

She is preceded in death by her brother and sister, Jorge Maples and Cindy Maples, both in 2006.

The service will be streamed live at http://hollandfuneraldirectors.com/livestreaming.php  The family will accept memorial contributions in Nichole's memory to help her best friend, Tasheina Daniel, pay for her final year of college. Memorials can be sent c/o Valerie Maples, 2503 Philp Dr., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Doug & Valerie

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Kathy Moss
By Kathy Moss
So sorry for your loss. My heart is with you!
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Joe (II) Raper
By jmraper@jmraper.net
Nichole and all of you are in my prayers.
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Eda Wilson
By Eda Wilson
Thank you for sharing Nichole's journey with us. You and NIchole remain in my prayers.
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Carlene Speight
By Carlene Speight
Nicole was an awesome young lady. I look forward to meeting her in heaven one day!
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Judy and Ken Hammett
By Judy, Ken, Shawnee, Kimberly and Blake
Nichole will be greatly missed by all of us. We always looked forward to reading her ongoing story and watching her grow from that little girl to the beautiful young lady she was. She was a Blessing and a ray of sunshine to all who ever met her. I remember her being on the floor watching our son, Shawnee, as he went across the floor using his commando crawling. She almost started crawling after him. Valerie said if Shawnee were to stay there for a few days she would be crawling. She was Shawnee's girl friend. She was the "older" woman (by 2 years). We know we will see her again one day but for now we have to live with our memories of her as we do our 5 who are in Heaven. Nichole, we will never forget you and we will always love you. Please hug our Nique, Kiley, Colton, Kenya and Emmanuel for us. We will see you all again. Fly now with the Angels sweet girl.
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