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Nyla J. Cleaver

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.



#5 Melody Chase 2016-12-06 19:59
Nyla always had a heart of gold. She always embodied the Love of Christ and never cease to help others in time of need. Your tenacity for life and grace gave many people hope. We love you Nyla and know that you will be sorely missed. The Chase Family
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#4 Denise Ivan 2016-12-06 19:54
What a beautiful soul you were Nyla, loved many unconditionally . I remember the day I met you at Bible Study, you came over to me and hugged me a stranger and with your beautiful sweet smile you said hi and from that day on you did the same. You may not of known just how precious those hugs were you gave to me but they were healing to me. I thank you for the love you've shown me and I also thank you for being a woman of God and a spiritual mom to me. I love you and I'll miss you but I'm at peace knowing where you are, whole and complete, no more sickness, no more pain. Give my mother and my Bestie Cynthia one of your big hugs for me please and thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing you again one day. Oh when you see Mrs.Burke please thank her for me for accepting me into her family when I was a child, it met so much to me and she may have never known how much. I'll be praying for your loved ones because we know prayer is powerful don't we! ❤
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#3 Shannon Kowalski 2016-12-06 12:05
My heart is broken. I am so sorry to hear the Passing of My Aunt Nyla. I remember when she was living with my Mom and brother. I came home for the summer and the 3 of us would play cards and Yahtzee. My brother didn't want to play with the girls. I am going to miss you so much. Say Hi to my Mom for me. My Love and Prayers are with my Family and Friends.
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#2 Cynthia Tibbles 2016-12-05 14:05
My oh my, just want to say am so sorry to hear of Nyla passing... She was a lovely lady... Am so glad I got the chance to meet her and be friends... I surely am sad but just have to think of the fun times we had... R.I.P. Nyla, I love you and many others do as well... Praying for the family and friends...
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#1 Patrick Barrett 2016-12-05 10:58
I played guitar and sang for Nyla at her place as she could not always get out. Two years ago when my mom passed away Nyla came and gave me a big hug and said that anytime I get to feeling sad about my mom that I could give her a big hug which I did on many occasions. She will be sadly missed
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