Stephen Lee Nickens

April 30, 1959 - August 30, 2021

Stephen Lee Nickens, 62, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since 1997, formerly of Nashville, TN, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 in Tampa, FL. He was born April 30, 1959 in Nashville, TN to Kenneth and Betty Nickens, now deceased.

Stephen was of the Baptist faith. He was a hard working family man. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren unconditionally. He was always there for anyone who needed his help in any way.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Debra Nickens of Fort Myers; children, Steven Nickens (Yajaira) of Fort Myers, and Tiffany Rose (Joshua), also of Fort Myers; Grandchildren, Jacob Nickens, Jazlynn Nickens, Emmaleigh Nickens Rose, Paisleigh Rose, Jaxson Rose, Matison Taylor and Julie Taylor. He is also, survived by five nieces, seven nephews, and many close friends that he considered family.

Stephen was preceded in death by his Mother Betty Nelson and Father Kenneth Nickens; infant grandchild, Ainsleigh Grace; as well as two sisters, Deborah Baker and Karen Nickens.

Funeral Services will be held 7:00 PM Friday, September 3, 2021 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33916. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5:00 PM until the time of service.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Stephen Lee Nickens are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Joshua rose Sep 2, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Steve I can’t put into words I’m I feeling we butted heads sometime but you were the closed thing to a dad I have ever had and now your gone I can swear you one thing now I will make sure your baby girl and your grandchildren are okay Steve you were a great man and This is not far you it’s going to be so weird not to here the phone ring at 8 pm every night so he could tell his grand baby’s good night Rest In Peace forever have the talks we had in my head till we meet again

  2. Jeanette Brock Sep 3, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Steve I will miss you so very much. But I know are free of pain now. I know we will again in heaven,so look me. I will always have memories of you growing up. We loved you so much your Uncle Don and Aunt Jeannie.

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