Wilma Mae (Workman) NickitaAugust 26, 1933 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 84)
Wilma Mae Nickita, 84, of Chardon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 24, 2017 surrounded by her family at Briar Hill Health Care. She was born August 26, 1933 in Orlando West Virginia to the late Elza and Mary Virginia (Bond) Workman.
Wilma worked for Great Lakes Cheese for many years as a packer. She was known for her glorious gardens and her unbelievable homemade Christmas cookies. Wilma would help anyone in need and expect nothing in return. Her sense of humor and orneriness was known by everyone that knew her, and her incident with the exploding green beans in the pressure cooker made family history. Wilma dedicated herself to helping others and she loved spending time with her family.
Wilma is remembered and treasured as a loving mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother who made a difference in the lives around her.
She is survived by her loving children; Sheryl De la Rosa of Mifflin, Ohio, Nickolas (Melodye) Nickita, of East Claridon, Patricia Shiflett of Chardon, and Gary(Michelle) Nickita of Chardon, Ohio; her sister, Lora Montgomery; 8 grandchildren, Jesse (Jessica) De la Rosa, Holly (Steven) Borawski, Jillian De la Rosa, Brandon De la Rosa, Danielle(Rory) Mc Millin, Zachary West, Nicole West, and Zachary Shiflett; 12 Great-grandchildren, Austin De la Rosa, Andrea De la Rosa, Marissa Porter, Miranda Porter, Aiden Mc Millin, Steven Borawski, Olivia Borawski, Liliana Thomas, Liam Borawski, Pollux De la Rosa, Presley Borawski, and Hayden De la Rosa. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Nickolas Nickita; her sisters, Mary Maxine Roberts, Betty Workman, and brothers Edwin Workman, Eugene Workman, and Willard “Bud” Workman.
Calling hours will be at the Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home 15670 East High Street in Middlefield, Ohio, on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, and A Celebration of her Life will be 11:00 AM on Monday, October 30th, 2017. Burial will follow at Western Reserve Memorial Garden, Chesterland.
It was a blessing to know Wilma and everyone was impacted by her humor, quick wit, and dedication. May God hold her in the palm of His hands.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Briar Hill and Hospice of Western Reserve for their caring services.