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SHE uggs on sale ERAN, Nita NITA BLACK SHEERAN Sheeran, Nita Black, 98, passed away August 10, 2010 at Budd Terrace, Atlanta, GA. where she had resided since 2005. Born February 21, 1912 in Blakely, GA, Nita was the second youngest and the remaining sibling of five; 2 brothers Charles and Emory and 2 sisters, Ruth and Willie Rhea. In 1940 Nita became a registered nurse, having earned her certification at the Capitol City School of Nursin uggs on sale g in Washington, DC. Her devotion and dedication to her profession would span forty years of active service. Even in her nineties it was not uncommon to hear her proudly remind everyone in attendance at the dining table that she was indeed a Registered Nurse! Following graduation from Capitol City (with a bit of wanderlust yet coursing in those youthful veins), Nita applied and was accepted by TWA Airlines as a flight attendant. These were the early days in aviation before cabins were pressurized, and when passengers were handed paper bags and gum upon being seated. Indeed only registered nurses were accepted for the prestigious attendant positions! She flew primarily between Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit and New York. She loved flying so much that she came within 15 hours flight time of receiving her pilot’s license. In 1942 Nita married the dashing Irishman Charles Earl Sheeran from Hardinsburg, KY and together over twenty five years they built a beautiful life throughout the south in connection with Earls’ position with Colgate Palmolive. From Alabama to Tennessee to South Carolina, Nita and Earl ultimately moved back to Louisville in the late 50’s, “home” by then for the majority of the Sheeran family. Nita resumed her nursing career at Kentucky Baptist Hospital while caring for Earl until his heath in 1965. In 1982 life had not yet settled down. Relocating again from Louisville to care for her sister Ruth, who was ill with cancer, Nita remained in Dothan, AL until 2003. Ultimately her final home became Atlanta where Nita spent the rest of her life in the loving company and care of her daughter Dinah. She loved to watercolor and has left a beautiful legacy of wildlife paintings to her family. She loved beautiful clothes and fabrics and tailored her own and her daughter’s wardrobe for years; many beautiful baby clothes remain from her talented hands. She collected stamps with a passion! Nita was always the consummate caregiver; she was a strong willed woman in her beliefs and her faith. Her life reflected a woman whose strength had been honed by hard work and reso uggs on sale lute determination and courage to succeed. Her principles were grounded in a perspective of what she believed was good and right uggs on sale and to that she was true and steadfast in the face of her God and her family. We will never forget mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Aunt Nita. It has been quite a long ride from 1912, from those horses that she loved so dearly and from the hardships of those humble beginnings on a South Georgia farm. Family members include her daughter, Dinah Sheeran Stonis of Atlanta; niece Shirley Black of Leary, GA; nephews Emory and Bobby Black of Leary and Charles Black of Albany, GA; grandsons Luke Stonis of Columbus, OH and Kyle Stonis of Atlanta. Great grandchildren Jack and Adeline Stonis and Ava Stonis. Her funeral Mass will be held at 12 Noon Monday at St. Raphael Church, Lancashire Avenue at Bardstown Road, with burial in Calvary. Sunday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road. Memorial gifts may be given to St. Raphael Church.