Vera Nicholls Boseman

December 1, 1960 - February 11, 2021
Vera Nicholls Boseman

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Vera Nicholls Boseman formerly of Washington, North Carolina and resided in Bath, went to heaven Thursday February 11th, at 11:09 am from her home.
A memorial service will be held Sunday February 14th at 5:00 pm at Harvest Church, located at 2020 W 15th Street Washington, NC 27889. She was married to Reed Boseman of Bath, North Carolina for 34 years. She is the daughter of Jehu Nicholls Jr., and Joan Harrell Nicholls. Vera has three other siblings: Gayle Watson Hager with spouse Paul Hager; Jehu Nicholls lll (Jay) deceased, with spouse Laura Nicholls; and Kimberly Morris Nicholls (Kim) with spouse Paula Nicholls. She leaves behind two children Jessi Boseman Byars with spouse Jay Byars, and Dustin Montana Boseman, and Diesel the black lab that walked her around the yard everyday.

Reed and Vera met at a house church formerly held at Alice and Bill Boseman’s residence in Bath, NC. Within a few short weeks, they were dating and 6 months later they became husband and wife. Soon after, Reed and Vera moved to San Antonio, Texas where they lived for 10 years in the home they built for themselves. They moved back to North Carolina when Jessi was two years old so she could be raised around family.

Vera was a graduate of East Carolina University with a double major in French and Spanish. She began working at Ward & Smith Law firm in New Bern for a few years before she and Reed began The Shutter Factory Inc., in 1999. Finishing up her career path, she decided to take on the role of a Spanish teacher at Northside High School. Vera was a devoted and loving teacher to her students where she felt like she was a “mom to many”. She would come home every night talking about her love for each student and would call them by name. She spent more time grading papers and writing lesson plans than cooking dinner for herself. A few years later, because of her health issues, she decided it was time for her to retire.

Most everyone remembers Vera as a woman of faith who was always so positive and radiated light. She never let the circumstances of life get her down. She loved everyone she came into contact with and would use her last breath to lend a helping hand. For the 60 years she graced this earth, she impacted many lives that she was a part of and will be remembered dearly.

In lieu of flowers donations could be made towards the Northside High School Spanish class through the GoFundMe account at

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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service & Washington Funeral and Cremation of Washington are serving the Boseman family.

Memorial Service

Sunday, February 14, 2021
5:00 PM

Harvest Church - Directions
2020 W. 15th Street
Washington, NC 27889

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  • February 12, 2021
    Patricia Cutler says:
    My thoughts and prayers going up for all of you. Vera has put up a long hard fight snd a great inspiration to many.

  • February 12, 2021
    Linda Clark says:
    I'll never forget the first time I met Vera. I was taken a-back by her beauty. I noticed right away she had something rare that came from within her spirit...A confidence that was unshakeable. I loved her. We will all see that incredible Vera again!

  • February 13, 2021
    Wallace & Patty Selby says:
    Our love and prayers are with Reed and all of her family. Vera was a beautiful soul and an inspiration to so many. Reed we are always here close by if you ever need us. Wallace & Patty Selby

  • February 13, 2021
    Katy LaBarbera says:
    Vera was an amazing person. I have never known anyone else who balanced courage with grace the way she did. Everyone loved her and nobody walked on her. She let God's light shine right through her to bless everyone around her. I will miss her so. My thoughts and prayers to Reed and the family.

  • February 14, 2021
    Joy Fitchett says:
    Mrs. Boseman is one of the strongest and most caring women I have ever met. She truly left a big impact on her students. Considering everything she was going through, she still did every single thing she could to make sure her students were good.
    I loved her so much and will miss her dearly. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to meet and be taught by her.

  • February 17, 2021
    Carol Barr says:
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss prayers for you and your family