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Amelia Yudeh Sackie Nance

Job 19:25-27 “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another...”

The Nance, Sackie, Seton, Cummings, Sleweon and Gracelia Howard families, announce with deep sorrow the passing of our dearly beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend and loved one, Mrs. Amelia Y. Sackie Nance.

This sudden and sad event occurred on January 14th, 2020 at her home in Tucson Arizona, after a brief period of illness. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Orville C. Nance; her children, Claudius (Jenny), Christopher (Ashley), Diamond (Daniel), Altina, Pearl and Ruthlyn; her siblings Albertine, Sam (Cecelia), and all of Lil Ma’s children. She is also survived by her aunt and uncles, Helena Seton Roberts, Allen and Waakah Seton. Yudeh, Mamie, Ma, G-Ma, Yah, as she was affectionately called, is also survived by The Gracelia Howard, George & Julia Sleweon, and Mary Tamakloe families, and many lifelong relationships that she cherished till her passing. She was blessed with 14 grandchildren and grafted grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces, and other relatives and friends in Liberia, Canada and the United States. Also grieving her loss, is the management and staff of LTS, a company she co-founded and managed for 15 years, and the loving and caring church family at Midvale Park Seventh–Day Adventist Church.

Amelia was predeceased by her father, Brig Gen Thomas Z. Sackie, her mother Martina M. Seton, her step-mother Magdaline Thomas Sackie, and her siblings, Lady Louise, Thomas, Thelma and Nora, amongst other relatives.

Thursday – February 27th, 2020
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Tucson Midvale Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church
2071 W. Drexel Road
Tucson AZ, 85746

Funeral Service
Friday – February 28th, 2020 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Tucson Desert Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church
1200 N Santa Rosa Avenue Tucson, AZ 85712

East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery
5801 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712

The family requests that all tributes be made during the wake, except for the Family, Church and designated organizations.

Immediately following interment Services.

Family Contact:
Orville Nance (520) 991-5906
Altina Nance (520) 250-5143
Pearl Nance (520) 250-5143
Albertine Cummings-Dennis (240) 876-3111
Sam Sackie (Pee-Wee) (514) 348-9755
Christopher Nance (520) 971-9165
Claudia Nance (609) 937-6096
Catherine Tyler (215) 609-0636

For our family and friends flying to Arizona for the services, please book your flight into Tucson International Airport (Airport code TUS)

The family has also made arrangements to help with transport from the Tucson International Airport to your destinations. Pick-up times will be: Wednesday February 26th, 12:00pm to 12:00am Thursday February 27th, 8:00am to 12:00. All family and friends needing a ride from the airport should please email your itinerary to no later than Monday, February 17th, 2020. Please include how many passengers and number bags you will be carrying. You can also email with questions.


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201 S. Williams Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham East
6404 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710
Tel: (520) 747-1414

Family and Friends may check out Priceline and Expedia for other hotels and rates in the Tucson area.