On July 30, 2021, Nikki Furgerson was unexpectedly called to be with her Lord after only 36 beautiful years of life.
In her younger years, Nikki tried virtually everything in search of something that lit her soul on fire. She ran track, acted in plays, was a member of the pep squad, and even tried her hand at ice hockey. As an adult, she found that fire in the rodeo arena and the outdoors. Nikki thrived in nature and found great joy tubing the river, hunting, riding her horses Kahlua and Ace, and taking her Australian Shepard Kayce out on adventures.
She was most at ease in the company of her family and friends. She relished every moment spent on White River Lake and was always the first to suggest a game of Yahtzee. Nights spent at the bowling alley were the highlight of her week. She jumped at every opportunity to hang out with her CTE girls and never turned down the chance to go dancing. The time she spent in fellowship at the Cowboy Church meant the world to her. Those closest to Nikki will always remember her huge smile and even bigger heart – both of which were on full display as she consistently offered a helping hand to anyone in need.
Nikki was born in Sherman and raised in San Antonio, but it was in Waxahachie where she truly found a home. After graduating from Texas State, she moved to Wax to begin her tenure at the High School where she served as an Athletic Trainer and a teacher in the Career and Technical Education Program. Nikki worked tirelessly to ensure her athletes and students were cared for and provided every opportunity to excel. She proudly wore the green and white and took tremendous joy in celebrating the victories of the Indians.
She is survived by her parents Tom and Carla, her sister Jessica and brother-in-law Damon, and grandmothers Sandra Simpson and Lou Furgerson. She also leaves behind her sweet dog Kayce. She joins in heaven her grandfathers Sam Furgerson, Charles Edward, and Buddy Simpson, uncles Sammy Jack, Steven, Monty, and her aunt Sandra.
Please join us in a celebration of Nikki’s life on Saturday, August 7th at 4:00 pm at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County. Nikki was a vibrant, no-frills kind of girl who loved nothing more than to be surrounded by family and friends so we ask that you dress accordingly and come ready to celebrate the good times you shared with her and the joyous memories that will sustain us all in the difficult days to come.
Nikki’s fellow CTE teachers are working to establish a scholarship in her memory to support the continued education of a graduating CTE Senior from Waxahachie High School.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the scholarship fund here: