Priscilla Christiansen Obituary (1926-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Christiansen, Priscilla Nichols

May 5, 1926 – July 6, 2021

GREENSBORO – Priscilla Nichols Christiansen, 95, died in Greensboro, NC on July 6, 2021. A funeral service will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church, 6309 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410 on Monday, July 12th. Family will be welcomed to Church at 1:00 p.m., followed by a service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will take place at New Garden Friends Cemetery, 801 New Garden Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410.

Priscilla was born on May 5, 1926 on the mountain. Airy, NC and raised in the town of Pilot Mountain. She graduated from Guilford College in 1948, where she met her husband Roy while dancing with her roommate. It turned out she was the girl in the “yellow dress” Roy had seen and noticed earlier on campus. The rest was history and on September 27, 2018 they celebrated 71 years of marriage.

After graduation, Roy and Priscilla taught in Stokes County for a few years and their first jobs took their growing family to Rome, GA, Winston-Salem, NC and finally back to Guilford College community in 1956, where they lived the rest of their lives. She retired from Guilford County Schools as a home economics teacher at Ragsdale and Southwest Guilford High Schools.

She loved cooking, collecting antique furniture, and many years of large family gatherings in the custom home she and Roy built in the Cardinal. You had to know our beautiful mother in order to cast the spell that she triggered in you with her magical mixture of openness … enthusiasm … intelligence and irresistible interest! She and Roy were long-time members of the Faith Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir. Her first home, church, college, retirement community, final days, and funeral are all within a mile.

Her husband, Roy Robert Christiansen, parents Grady Marshall Nichols and Myrtle Fulk Nichols and her brother Bobby Nichols preceded them in death. Survivors include Sister Barbara Birkner, daughters Linda O’Briant (Mike), Dale Christiansen, Gale Christiansen, son Bobby (Jill), grandson Christian O’Briant Dew (Mike), Thomas O’Briant, Priscilla Smith Brown (Bart) , Adele Gibbs Martin (Chris), Robert Christiansen, Rachel Christiansen, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff at Friends Homes West and Guilford for their love, care, and compassion over the past five years of Priscilla.

Memorial ceremonies can be made in lieu of flowers at Faith Presbyterian Church, 6309 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410. Arrangements are being edited by Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel and online condolences can be found at

Published by Greensboro News & Record July 10 to July 11, 2021.

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