Lee Nickels

Full Board Member
Cadence Bank (formerly BancorpSouth) Assistant VP

My name is Lee Nickels.  I have been married to my wife, Mary, for 16 years and we have 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys.  I grew up in Columbus and graduated from New Hope in 1998 and then went on to Itawamba Community College for 2 years.  After ICC,  I moved on to Mississippi State and graduated there in 2003 with my Banking and Finance degree.  I started out selling cars at Columbus Nissan for about 4 years from 2003-2007 and then moved to Horn Lake, MS.  I worked for ServiceMaster by Stratos, New York Life Insurance, and Neal Cannon State Farm Insurance while in Horn Lake.  We then moved to Russellville, AL in 2017 where I opened up Lee Nickels State Farm Insurance as an agent/owner.  We are now back in Columbus as of 2021 where I am Assistant Vice President at Cadence (formerly BancorpSouth) in charge of commercial and personal lending.

We attend Mt. Zion Baptist Church in New Hope.  I love Jesus!  In my spare time, I love hanging out with my family, playing tennis, and volunteering.  My oldest son and I are also taking guitar lessons. (last updated 2022)