Monica Codman-Nicholls passed away peacefully in her Beaufort, South Carolina home on January 31, 2021, following a long battle with a rare autoimmune disease.

She and her husband Andrew joined BYSC in 2001 shortly after moving to Beaufort. “She loved the social aspect of the club and could be found working in the kitchen at many club events,” Andrew said.

Monica loved to travel. She enjoyed all kinds of art, culture, and music — everything from the guitar riffs of Carlos Santana and ABBA’s disco hits to the classical melodies of Frédéric Chopin. And if there was music, Monica was guaranteed to be dancing away with a cheeky grin on her face.

Despite the physical challenges of her illness, Monica lived life to the fullest. There wasn’t an animal or person-in-need Monica wasn’t willing to help and she volunteered with several non-profit organizations over the years, the most recent being DragonBoat Beaufort.  

Friends and family remember Monica as a vivacious woman who loved to host dinner parties filled with laughter, music, and Chilean food. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three adult children: Emilie, Fernando, and William.

The family asks those who wish to donate in her memory to consider one of the following:

  • PBCers Organization, whose mission is to educate and support Primary Biliary Cholangitis patients, family members, and friends, and to raise funds to help research the causes and cure for PBC. 
  • DragonBoat Beaufort 

The family will receive friends at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 2:30 pm with the Holy Rosary at 3 pm.  Funeral Mass will begin at 3:30 pm.   

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home.