December 3, 2016
Nyla J. Cleaver, 73, of Watertown, passed away Saturday evening, December 3, 2016, at Samaritan Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 214 Sterling St., Watertown on Wednesday, December 7, at 10AM. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Nyla was born in Watertown on March 23, 1943, daughter of Nial and Marie Latamore Sweet. She had studied psychology and religion at JCC. For a time she worked at Bomax and more recently worked as a home health care aide. She attended both First Baptist Church and Watertown Baptist Temple Study, both in Watertown and taught Sunday school at both churches. In the summer she enjoyed volunteering at Meadow Brook Apartments' children's lunch program and loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her five children, Tina Sweet Johnson, Lynn, MA, Candy and Dicky Marquette, Watertown, Gail Parks, Watertown, John and Donna Johnson, Billerica, MA, and Nial and Bonnie Johnson, NC; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; five siblings, Jane Fleming, Chaumont, Linda Helmer, Rome, Ann Smith, Chaumont, Donna Forkell, Watertown, and Victor and Ginny Sweet, VA; sister-in-law, Mavis Sweet, Watertown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Nyla was predeceased by her parents, two daughters, Renee LaLone and Sherri LaLone Roberts, and four siblings, Lucy, Nial, Earl, and Clifford Sweet.
Online condolences to Nyla's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.