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Josephine (Farris) Nayfa


1919 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Josephine (Farris) Nayfa Obituary
Josephine Farris Nayfa of Sweetwater, went home to be with her Lord on Oct. 31, 2015. She was born on March 10, 1919, in Dewar, Okla. to David and Emmaline Farris, immigrants from Lebanon. She and Fred were married on April 17, 1946 in Gainesville, Texas, by a retired Methodist minister. They were married one week shy of 66 years. Jo and Fred had a special love and commitment to each other. She and Fred were devoted to each other and were true partners in marriage. Jo had an unconditional love for her children, grandchildren, extended family and all her many friends. She was a community volunteer and was involved in many organizations that supported a better way of life for the citizens of Sweetwater. Jo will be missed by all who knew and loved her. After her marriage to Fred, Jo joined the First United Methodist Church in 1946 where she served on the finance committee. She was a member of the Eastern Star where she held several positions and a member of the Book Review Club. She actively supported her husband in the Suez Shrine Temple and the Masonic Lodge #571.
Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; her son-in-law, Keith Brewer; her parents; and five brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Nadine and son-in-law, Tom Craddick of Midland; son, Abe and daughter-in-law, Tori of Denton and daughter, Jeanne Brewer of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Christi Craddick, Tommy Craddick and wife Laura, Kyle Nayfa, Jeremy Nayfa, Beau Brewer and wife Christa and Ashley Gomez and husband Danny; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Sam, Tripp, Claire, Catherine, Jake, Kadyn and Nuriah. She was loving referred to as Siti or JoJo.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Craddick, Kyle Nayfa, Jeremy Nayfa, Beau Brewer, Mickey Cohlmia, Jack Cohlmia, Sam Nayfa, Robert Smith, Billy Smith and Kent Boatright.
The family would like to thank Tammy Flores, Betty Rendon, Maggie Zapata, Mary Castro, Rosa Sanchez, Perry Ann Flores, Jeannie Limones, Diana Hernandez, Linda Mellin, Dora Rendon, Mary Wheeler and Breanna Gutierrez for the love and gentle care given to Jo. The family wishes to extend a very special thanks to Dr. Larry McEachern and his wife, Lita and Hendrick Hospice for the concern, care and love that was given to Jo.
We would like to thank the community of Sweetwater for their love and concern for Jo. She loved Sweetwater and was touched by so many while she set an example of what it was to be a Godly woman that loved life and everyone around her.
Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater and visitation will be at McCoy Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 from 6-7:30 p.m. Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Brian Brownlow and Rev. Beau Brewer, grandson of Mrs. Nayfa, will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Jo requested that you send donations in her memory to First United Methodist Church, 309 Cedar, Sweetwater, TX 79556 or Texas Legacy for , 6977 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030-3701.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Nov. 4, 2015
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