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Ida Niles

Ida Mae Niles (Thomas)

Saturday, December 20th, 1941 - Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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Ida Mae Niles gained her wings January 3, 2021. Ida was born on December 20, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Rosa Mae and James Charley Thomas. Ida was a native of Norfolk, VA where she attended and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.

After high school she met the love of her life, Frank Niles. From this union, they had two children LaCole and Brian. Ida worked for the Social Security Administration until her husband was called for deployment. She then obtained her license as a daycare provider overseas in Germany. Ida was not only a supportive wife of 44 years to an active-duty service member but also a loving mother to her children and the children she cared for at her home day care. While caring for her family, she furthered her education; obtained her associate's degree; became a private duty nurse and worked for Sentara.

Ida loved to dance, talk, make ceramics, gardening, and took pride in keeping a manicured lawn. She was a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA where she served on the Nurse Unit every 3rd Sunday, until her health began to fail.

Ida Mae Niles was preceded in death by her brother Andrew Ferbee and husband Frank Niles. She leaves to cherish her memories are her devoted children Brian Niles (Arleen) and LaCole Niles; grandchildren, Dejah and Kaylani; sister, Gloria Hill; sister- in- law Marjorie Watts and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends among them devoted friends Annette and Johnny Owens
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 11:00am
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
    5310 Milner's road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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Posted at 01:36pm
Wishing you comfort and our sincerest condolences. May you always remember the love you shared.
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Johnny and Delores Cherry

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Our sincere condolences thoughts and prayers to the entire family. We’re praying That God will give you strength, peace and comfort to embrace you all during this time of sorrow. Johnny and I enjoyed many happy times with Ida and Frank. Whenever you saw Ida you saw a beautiful smile.

LaCole Niles Posted at 10:20pm

I really wanted to reach out to you but did not have your number. The address is the same. Please keep in touch. You were not only good neighbors but also good friends.

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Posted at 06:22pm
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Love Tee & Your MK Family!
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