ForeverMissed
Nivia Francisca Gomez

December 3, 1924 – December 21, 2020

Nivia, lovingly known as Mamá, transitioned peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday December 21, 2020 in Neptune, New Jersey. Mamá was born on Wednesday December 3, 1924 in Havana, Cuba. She was the last of her generation of siblings to pass. Preceding her in death was her dear sister Nora Morales, her loving parents Antonio and Luisa Morales, and her beloved brother Jorge Morales.

Mamá’s life was one filled with service to others. Her courage and her strength during good times and challenging times came from her unwavering faith in God. A devout Catholic, Mamá helped with many ministries and charities throughout her life. Daily devotions were recited along with Radio Paz each morning before sunrise in Miami, the practiced discipline of no meat on Fridays throughout each year, and in all things, thanks always rendered first to God.

Mamá’s heart belonged to her 2 children Nora Kirk (William) and Anthony Gomez (Angelika), niece Maria Victoria Morales, 6 Grandchildren Victoria Johnson, Danielle Kirk, Carmen Gomez, Cody Kirk, Karen Gomez, Jack Kirk, and her Great Grandson Brandon Matthew Johnson, Jr.

Mamá, a true American patriot, was very proud of her citizenship and her mastering speaking the English language, which sounded just as beautifully when she spoke, as when she sang in her native Spanish language.

Mamá was a very devoted and skilled worker, receiving recognition in each position she had held. Her journey took her all over America where she had never met a stranger, as she had made life-long friends worldwide. Mamá loved to travel, especially to South America and throughout Europe. Her zest for life is echoed through the generations of those of us who are blessed beyond measure to have been able to call her ours.

Mamá, you were the best of each of us and we love you.
Posted by Yvonne Jeter on January 3, 2021
My beloved Nivia,
You were such a role model for me. Since I was a little girl, you always looked out for my best interest. You had a heart of gold. You were another mother to me. I will always treasure our memories and carry them in my heart. How I’m going to miss you, but not forget you. You were there when Bill and I married, and he grew to love you as a mother too. The girls looked to you as a grandmother too. Rest in Heaven my beloved Mama Nivia.
Love,
Yvonne, Bill and family
Posted by Debbie Coker on December 30, 2020
Nivea was my dear friend for 25 years. I accepted her as my cuban grandma. When in need you could always call on Nivea. She has taken care of a few kids here that named her Eea. She was very fond of them and so were they. Nivea will be dearly missed by every heart that she touched. So as she goes along her journey, may her soul rest in piece. My condolences to her entire family.
From her dear friend,
Debbie
Posted by Victoria Johnson on December 28, 2020
Mamá,

I am unsure of what to write, as my heart has been irreparably broken from such a tremendous loss. You were my greatest treasure. I love you so much and can't thank you enough for everything you did to make sure my life was healthy and with security. We drove each other crazy, and I would trade everything to go back & live it over, just to feel safe in your hugs again.

Your sacrifices will never be forgotten. Your legacy will live on through your great grandson. Your strength and courage will continue as we honor your memory, always.

Te quiero mas,
Lulú
Posted by Kathleen Kirk on December 28, 2020
Mama will surely be missed. To know her was to love her, she always made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. She was so kind and really interested in you, how you were doing, what was new in your life & loved the conversation. Mama you had a wonderful, long life now rest in peace. Love, Kathy
Posted by Enrique Mercado on December 27, 2020
Nivia you were like a second mother to me. I will never forget you and will always remember the swimming pool and the oatmeal cookies you used to give me when we lived in Englishtown also being there for me when I needed you. My wife Sylvia wished she could have met you back then. But the short time she got to know you she fell in love with you. You will always be in our hearts. May you Rest in Peace always. Love Enrique (Henry) and Sylvia Mercado
Posted by roldan alfonso on December 27, 2020
Thank You Nivia for the love you showed my brothers and I... You treated us with love and gave us wonderful summers in Englishtown...We have never forgotten..It gave us an opportunity to bond with our cousins Nora and Anthony...I will always remember you as caring and loving..I am forever grateful...Rest In The Father's Love
..in His arms may you have eternal Peace

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Posted by Yvonne Jeter on January 3, 2021
My beloved Nivia,
You were such a role model for me. Since I was a little girl, you always looked out for my best interest. You had a heart of gold. You were another mother to me. I will always treasure our memories and carry them in my heart. How I’m going to miss you, but not forget you. You were there when Bill and I married, and he grew to love you as a mother too. The girls looked to you as a grandmother too. Rest in Heaven my beloved Mama Nivia.
Love,
Yvonne, Bill and family
Posted by Debbie Coker on December 30, 2020
Nivea was my dear friend for 25 years. I accepted her as my cuban grandma. When in need you could always call on Nivea. She has taken care of a few kids here that named her Eea. She was very fond of them and so were they. Nivea will be dearly missed by every heart that she touched. So as she goes along her journey, may her soul rest in piece. My condolences to her entire family.
From her dear friend,
Debbie
Posted by Victoria Johnson on December 28, 2020
Mamá,

I am unsure of what to write, as my heart has been irreparably broken from such a tremendous loss. You were my greatest treasure. I love you so much and can't thank you enough for everything you did to make sure my life was healthy and with security. We drove each other crazy, and I would trade everything to go back & live it over, just to feel safe in your hugs again.

Your sacrifices will never be forgotten. Your legacy will live on through your great grandson. Your strength and courage will continue as we honor your memory, always.

Te quiero mas,
Lulú
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Shared by Scott Kirk on December 30, 2020
Mama, u will be missed. You always loved me as one of ur own grandchildren.  Your kindness is the biggest thing I'll remember about you. Thank you for always being so sweet to me over the years. May u RIP.