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Sherry Jo Nivens

March 21, 1958 ~ March 21, 2018 (age 60)

Funeral services for Ms Sherry Jo Nivens, 60, will be held at noon on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Mt Gilead Baptist Church, 2821 Hillman St.  She entered eternal rest on her birthday, March 21, in the comfort of her home.

 Ms. Nivens was born March 21, 1958, in Youngstown, a daughter of William F. and Margaret C. Higgs Nivens, whom preceded her in death.  She was a 1978 graduate from Leonard Kirtz School and was an employee at MRDD and Goodwill. She found joy in dancing, eating good food, and looking pretty. She cherished her stuffed animals and adored her sister Roxanne, her devoted caregiver whom she lived with.  Ms. Nivens was a faithful member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church; she loved everyone and will be deeply missed by all.         

She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Carmella Higgs Mclaurin; five sisters, Lasetta (Cliff) Edwards of Meadville, Penn., Roxanne Bell, of Youngstown, Rose (Robert) Harden of Meadville, Penn., Charlette Mclaurin of Maryland, and Philomena Mclaurin of Atlanta; two brothers, Jouane C. Mclaurin or Erie, Penn., and Michael Mclaurin of Cleveland Heights; a nephew, Rayland Wallace, whom she helped raise; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews other family members and a multitude of friends.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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