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SSG Nikki M. Scipio

October 2, 1973 ~ June 28, 2021 (age 47)

Obituary

2 Timothy 4:6-8  For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Nikki Giovanni McCall Scipio was born to the union of Armstrong Jack McCall and Claretha Murray McCall on October 2, 1973. She departed this life Monday, June 28, 2021. Nikki accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized and became a member of Monumental Baptist Church.

Nikki was educated in the public schools of Florence South Carolina and was a 1991 Wilson High School Alumni. She furthered her studies at St. Les University, Georgia Campus.

Nikki joined the Georgia Army National Guard in May 2006 and rose to the Ranks of Staff Sergeant (SSG) in Personnel Services 2nd Battalion 121st INFANTRY REGIMENT in Forsyth, Georgia.

Throughout her career Nikki embodied the Army Values and served as a noble example and mentor to superior officers, peers, and subordinates. Her leadership, sense of duty, honor, and selfless service has and always will be a model for all Soldiers with whom she served alongside. She repeatedly demonstrated that she was a Soldier of the highest caliber.

Nikki with pure dedication and resolve, performed in superior fashion while deployed for more than 11 months to Qatar, establishing herself as a superior role model and leader. Serving as the rear detachment S1 NCOIC while the 48th Brigade was deployed to Afghanistan. Nikki again showed 

dedication and resolve by becoming the administrative glue for the 2nd Battalion 121st Infantry.

                Throughout her career, Nikki prepared her NCOs and Soldiers for overseas contingency operations, stateside relief missions in support of civilian authorities, and any other operation or challenge that they may face. Nikki prevailed over all obstacles and challenges and accepting nothing less than total success. Her wisdom and steadfast leadership will always be the example and will be difficult to replace.

                Nikki has devoted years of selfless services in the Georgia Army National Guard and the United States Army, performing in an outstanding and professional manner. In doing so, she demonstrated loyalty to her state and love of her country during an exceedingly difficult and trying times in our nation’s history. Nikki is the example that junior NCO’s should follow; her integrity and personal courage was unquestionable.

                For exceptionally service and sacrifice throughout her 15-year career she received the following AWARDS: Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M Device, The Meritorious Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.

                Nikki was a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, family member and friend She was lovable, kind-hearted, and faithful, while at the same time honest and straight-forward. Nikki knew how to give tough love; To know her was to love her.

During her free time, she loved to talk and socialize with her family and friends, play kickball, cards and cook huge family meals. Nikki was a member of the “Fierce Angels” motorcycle club where she was known as “Scip Scip”.

                Nikki was a member of Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority, Incorporated, and she lived by their motto: “Many women have done noble things; we excel them all.”

                Nikki was preceded in death by her Husband James Franklin Scipio, Paternal grandparents; Armstrong McCall Sr. and Azalee Taylor McCall; Maternal grandparents; Benjamin Murray Sr. and Julia Carolina Williams Murray.

                Left to cherish her memories are her loving children, Frankie Demark Goodson, Remeek Scipio, Patricia Williams, James Scipio, Monika Scipio Tanekia Scipio. Sisters Vanessa Murray (Antoine) Weldon, Miranda Graham, Kathleen Daniels, Brothers, Chauncey(Marsahelle) Murray, Victor McCall Markus McCall. Grandchildren Marquel and Nevaeh Goodson, Saniya Scipio, Sha’nyra Scipio. Host of nieces and nephews and several Godchildren. 9 aunts and 1 uncle. Her Georgia Family, and A companion Robert Anderson of the home.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Thursday
July 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Greater Zion Tabernacle Apostolic Church
265 South Church Street
Florence, SC 29506

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