A Christian burial service will be held in honor of Dr. Andrea Nicole (Nikki) Pharr at Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Minden, LA. The wake will begin at 10:00 a.m. and service starts at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, with Bishop Drew Rousse of Faith Cathedral New Iberia, LA officiating.
A native of Minden, Louisiana, Nikki was born to Donald C. Pharr and Sharon Renee Oller Pharr on March 13, 1978, and went home to be with Jesus at 07:52 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, while at home with family.
Nikki was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Renee Oller Pharr, grandmothers, Gladys (Mimi) Walker Oller, Hazel Hanson Johnson, and grandfather, John D. Pharr.
She is survived by her father, Donald C. Pharr, and step-mom, Susan Delaine (Mamacita) Pharr, one brother, Donald Brandon Pharr, and one sister, Robin Lynette Pharr. A nephew, Landyn (L.J.) Pharr and niece, Layla Grace Pharr, and a loving family of many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Nikki began her life in Springhill, Louisiana and at the tender age of four she traveled to the Philippines with her family on the mission field and it was there that she lost her mother. Several years later her father married the one who would nurture her through life, forever being beloved “Mamacita.” She graduated from high school in St Martinville, Louisiana, and continued her studies in Shreveport at Centenary College and then on to LSUS where she received her Master’s Degree. Nikki obtained her PhD and opened her own counseling office in Minden then later another in Springhill, Louisiana. From cleaning tables to a gun-toting security guard, Nikki paved and paid her own way through life, living every single second of it. Her will was stronger than any rock in front of her, no matter how large the rock. She was not just a dreamer chasing dreams but more like a force that grabbed each dream by its horns and wrestled it into being (and Nikki ALWAYS had a dream).
She inherited her love of adventure from her father and loved to hunt with her dad “Pop pop,” “Mamacita,” and her brother who was called too many things to mention here. Whether the local woods or the Rocky Mountains, it didn’t matter as long as they were together.
Nikki hopped from cruise to cruise and vacationed in Ireland and Scotland and was recently planning a trip to Greece for her and her mother (secretly, of course). She and her older sister shared their passion for music and could stay on the phone for hours. They were extremely close throughout her life, but she doted on “The Frowner,” which was one of the names she called her brother.
Her faith in God was strong and her sense of right, wrong, and fair play never wavered. Nikki played several musical instruments but was known best for her drumming skills and played at her church, Faith Restoration in Minden, Louisiana.
Family was everything to Nikki and she loved them extravagantly. She built her life around them and poured and poured her affection on them to the very end. She was a giver and if you were her family or her friend there is honestly nothing in the world she wouldn’t do for you. Nikki and her father were like Twinkies. You usually didn’t see them apart. She was her daddy’s baby girl and boy how they loved each other. Her dazzling little light will forever shine.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street ‘
Minden, Louisiana 71055