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St. Edward Catholic Church
Friday November 26th, 2021

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Celebration of Life

Walter Gerrells Civic Center
Saturday November 27th, 2021
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Nikki Herring

Nikki Herring, 32, of Carlsbad, NM passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, surrounded by her family. Nikki was born on May 13, 1989, in Carlsbad, NM to Andy Sanchez and Florissa (Dawson) Molina.

Cremation has taken place, and a vigil is scheduled for 6:00 PM Friday, November 26, 2021, at Saint Edward Catholic Church with Deacon Manuel Chavez officiating. A celebration of life is scheduled from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the Carlsbad Civic Center.

Nikki was a vivacious person with a heart of gold who made every person she ever met feel loved or considered family, she would do anything for them. She was always a very colorful person be it her hair or her personality. No matter where she went, she always had an infectious smile that would brighten anyone’s day. During her school years she played in the band from 6th grade all the way through high school. She really enjoyed being in the band, as well as being a “Bulldog”. She was able to experience a trip to the nation’s capital and march in the Memorial Day parade along with the band.

Nikki worked as a hairstylist for over 10 years in which she made various lifelong connections with her clients, some she watched grow up and graduate high school and/or college. Anytime she had a client in her chair whether it was someone she knew for years, or it was someone she just met she always made them feel like they were the most important person at the salon. Nikki became the glue of the family and often had to be the “mother” to everyone and set everyone straight.

Nikki was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, RoseAnn Thomas; maternal grandfather, Robert Dawson; paternal grandparents, Manuel and Belia Sanchez.

Nikki is survived by her loving husband, Brandyn Herring of Carlsbad, NM; mother, Florissa (Dawson) Molina of Artesia, NM; father, Andy Sanchez and wife, Nellie of Carlsbad, NM; sister, Kathryn Dees and husband, Jeremy of Dallas, TX; two nephews and one niece: Aaron Dees-Molina, Devon Dees, and Mikayla Salinas; and numerous extended loved ones.

Condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com

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Andy, Florissa and Kathryn, Ronnie and I are so sorry to hear about Nikki. We know she was a bright spot in all your life's. She always made a point to say Hi to us when we would see her.

Ronnie and Patti Crockett Nov 26 2021 5:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nikki Herring

Pearlene Estrada Nov 26 2021 5:29 PM

My beautiful baby step sister. I am going to miss you so much and the happiness that beamed from you when we talked. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul

Jermaine Yanez Nov 26 2021 5:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nikki Herring

MICHELLE GERARDO Nov 26 2021 12:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nikki Herring

Josie Armendariz Nov 26 2021 11:53 AM

My dear friend, I never thought I would be writing this about you. You touched so many lives. You were loved by so many. You meant so much to my family & I. You will forever be missed. You were one of the good ones in this world & it will not be the same without you. I love you my friend. I will miss our talks the most

Vicky Walker Nov 26 2021 11:44 AM

Nikki was my birthday gift 32 years ago, and I was blessed to have you my baby cousin and the amazing person that you are… I will dearly miss you my Lyndsey Nicole!!! Lots and lots of love!!!

Tona Olivas Nov 26 2021 10:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nikki Herring

Tona Olivas Nov 26 2021 10:02 AM

Florissa, Brandyn and family. I was so sorry to hear about Nikki. I pray for your comfort during the days ahead. May your hearts be filled with happy memories of her .

Joy Wells family Nov 26 2021 9:33 AM

Thank you for being so kind and welcoming to me . The minute I meet u I knew you were a kind hearted person. ❤️

Lisa weaver Nov 26 2021 9:03 AM

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