Nickolas Tobias Cowans Jr


Nikolas Cowans Jr was born August 30th, 2001, to Nickolas Cowans Sr. and Tamara Short in Columbus, Ohio. He was educated in Columbus, attending Early College Academy.


Nicks family meant the world to him and there was not anything he would not do for his family. Nick’s mom would jokingly say, Nick could meet a friend in the desert. He loved all types of animals, insects you name it.


He was preceded in death by his Grandmother, Linda Cowans. He leaves to cherish his memories, his Parents, Grandparents; Sister, De’Essence; Brother, Sylvion Cowans a host of Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and Friends.


Nick will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of loving and knowing him.








Public Walkthrough Viewing at 12:00 noon followed by Private Visitation 1:00 PM and funeral at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Mask and Social Distancing are required. Interment at Glen Rest.


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Condolence Messages

  1. We will miss you nephew. We love you and will be here for your mother. Love auntie Tee.

  2. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts. With caring thoughts.

  3. Tammy, words cannot express the deep sympathy for you dear. We are all praying for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss and I am here for you! With Love, Becky

  4. Christine Brewer

    Hi Tammy
    I can not fine the words to say to you doing this very sad time, My heart is broken for you and you have my strength to get you through this time in your life, my prayers will be for you and your family — With Love from your friend – Christine

  5. Cynthia Giannelli. (YTE)

    Dear Tammy, my heartfelt sympathy on this tragic loss. My prayers are with you always.

  6. Chrisitne Brewer

    There is no words that i can till you how sad I’m for you it breaks my heart to see you go through this my strength is yours to keep you strong
    My Prayers will be for you and your family
    Love Christine

  7. Your Co-workers at Kimberly

    Tomas, Quentin, Ronnie and little Ronnie, Doug, Linda and Becky! We send our deepest sympathy to you Tammy. You are in our prayers! With Love your friends and co-workers.

  8. Tierra Dortch- School Counselor

    Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Nickolas. He will truly be missed. Keeping you all lifted in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Stacy White - The Fritsche Corp

    Prayers for you and your family during this tragic loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through and if you need anything, let me know. My heart aches for you, sending prayers.

  10. Tiffany Wilson

    To Tammy and the entire family,
    May God give you strength so that you can overcome this time. God provide comfort, relief and peace in the hearts of those hurting. May his eternal soul rest in peace.
    I will continue to pray for you and the family daily. My thoughts and love are with you.

  11. Early College Academy High School

    Early College Academy will miss your smiling face and charismatic personality. Nickolas, as a student, we will forever keep you in our thoughts and hearts.

    In Panther Pride,

    The Early College Academy Staff

  12. With our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Nickolas, our thoughts and prayers will always be with you, may you find the peace and comfort God has for you in this tragic loss.

    With love,

    The Reid Family

  13. Carla McCaskill

    My condolences to you and family, big hug

  14. I was Nick’s teacher at Early College Academy for two History Classes. I always enjoyed talking to him about a variety of things. He was a very bright young man and loved talking, especially about sports. I will miss our daily talks and the positive energy he emitted. May he Rest In Peace and his family remember all the good times that you had together.

  15. Ms. NayNae Thompson

    With heartfelt sympathy..Praying for parents, Cowans, and family strength, comfort, and peace. May the Lord cover you with his blood as only he can do. I’ll miss seeing Nick’s handsome face at all the family gatherings. RIH Nick Jr.

    Much love to all of you! God Bless!❤️

  16. Enjoyed being with Nick twice a week over the winter for our open gym basketball at Run the Race Club. I would take him home each night talking about life, his hopes and dreams now tragically ending too soon. Everyone at Run the Race will miss you Nick. Thanks for being a friend.

    Steve Polk

  17. You will truly be missed my love ❤️ , I’m so sorry that your family has to go through this . May god continue to bless your family & may you continue to look over them and guide them ❤️. May your soul Rest In Peace ❤️❤️

  18. So sorry to read of the tragic loss of your loved one. There are no words to ease the pain you must be feeling now, but there is something I would like to share with you that has helped others in a similar time. Please read Luke 7:11-22. It shows that the Creator wants us to live and that Jesus has great compassion for those who have lost someone to death, He would never take someone we love, but will certainly give your loved one back to you. John 5:28,29 speaks of a resurrection of all those in Gods memory and Psalm 37:29 says that righteous people will live on earth forever. These passages are very encouraging. Pray for strength and our Heavenly Father will sustain you. Psalm 55:22. There is much Bible-based comfort to be found at


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