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In Loving Memory of Nathaniel H. Stirgus


Nathaniel H. Stirgus, at the age of 90, passed away at Tacoma General Hospital on August 29, 2021.

Nathaniel Stirgus was the youngest of 10 children born to Louis and Patsy Stirgus in Woodville, Mississippi on May 1, 1931.

He had six sisters and three brothers. Nathaniel was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Patsy Stirgus; sisters Manola Simpson, Mary Elliot, Bernice Richardson, and Nellie Mattire; brothers Thomas, Shelton, and Louis Stirgus.

Nathaniel was employed at Harborview Hospital and worked for the Seattle Mariners for 25 years. He was a chartered member of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church and served on the usher board.

Nathaniel Stirgus was united in holy matrimony to Rosena Johnson on June 22, 1991. She was his devoted wife for 30 years. Through this marriage he gained three children; Bruce Loyd, Antonette Loyd, adopted daughter Cynthia Davis and grandson Noah Loyd Branch.

Nathaniel Stirgus leaves to cherish his memories his wife Rosena Stirgus, three children and grandson; one sister Etheline Green and sisters-in-law Mary (Thomas) Williams; Victoria (Paul) Judge and a host of relatives and friends.

He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.

In Loving Memory Of My Husband, Nathaniel Stirgus

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not meant to be.

So, he put his arms around your shoulder and whispered, “come to me”. A golden heart stopped beating hard, working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

We celebrate his life. May he rest in peace.

Love Always,


MEMORIAL SERVICE, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 am, Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary

220 134th Street South, Tacoma, WA 98444