Nakia C. Fernandez

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Nakia C. Fernandez, formerly from the Visitation B.V.M Parish in Philadelphia, sadly passed away on June 12, 2024, at the age of 47. She was the beloved daughter of Jose Fernandez and the late Arlene Fernandez, the loving mother to Christopher Maldonado and Justin Maldonado, and the cherished grandmother of Gabriel. Nakia was also survived by her brother, Joseph Fernandez, and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Nakia's visitation and funeral on Tuesday, June 25th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) from 9:30 am-11:00 am, followed by a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests considering a donation in Nakia's memory to Little Flower High School

Kathy Figueroa

You were such a beautiful person and I enjoyed your crazy sense of humor so much. I'm so glad that once you had to leave EC that we stayed long time fb friends. You endured so much more than any person deserved yet you stayed strong, resilient and amazingly gorgeous, inside and out. I'm so sad that you're gone but I know you are in your loving mother's arms now. Love you.

Megan Ireland

Iโ€™ve trying to find the right words for days. Who am I going to screen shot stuff to? Who is going to talk to me about that dope Calliou, who is going to talk to me about duck lips, scrapple, and all the other things we would laugh and tease about? I am so sorry that the last four years of your life were so hard, so sad and so miserable for you. But these last few months, you were happier than ever. Your resilience, your strength and your will to keep going were truly amazing to me. You really are the strongest person I have ever known. I hope you know how much you were loved, how much laughter and happiness you brought to those around you. And how much I appreciated your presence in my life, your love and your friendship. I will miss you every day for the rest of my days. I will always be here for Chris, Justin and Gabriel. I will always remember your snarky mouth, your laughter, and most of all, I will remember how good you always made me feel about myself. I know I will see you again. And that day will be one hell of a time. I love you Nakia. I always will.

Yolanda Marcano

My beautiful Nikki when I heard the news I couldnโ€™t believe it you was the strongest woman that I ever met you struggled practically your whole life with Lupus. You was a woman that went beyond for your children loved your parents. We spent so many years together as coworkers. You laughed you cried you left us but never forget ten I will miss you. May you rip ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Kimberly Madden

Our Boy's went to School&Grew up together & you were my friend& I want to Thank You for always including Michael on your Shore Trips every year, he loved&looked forward to going with you&Justin every year...R.I.P Until we meet again!!

Gloria, Jose, and Bella

Nikki... I still cannot believe this is true. Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to meet you in person. The little chats we had on the phone were enough for me to know we would have been great friends and sisters. It is sad that we didn't meet earlier so you could have had your wish of coming to P.R. we love you always and are at peace knowing that the Lord holds you now in His arms... R.I.P sis.

Angela Rosado

Where do I start! I remember when we first met at work 2011 oh what great times & laughs! Even on bad days you brighten up the room. You are the reason I am strong โ€œif Nikki can so can Iโ€! Thank you! Thank you for sharing all your ups & downs, your humor, your realest, your sadness, your happiness! So blessed to have someone like you in my life. Rest in peace cupcake ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ‹ you will be missed!

Maritza

Nik I will keep you in my heart forever I love and miss you! Praying for your family. Rest Well My Beautiful Friend.

Melinda

Our first time meeting was so long ago at Episcopal Hospital where we both worked! Loved you then, love you more now.. I always looked forward to your sarcastic post on fb lol you definitely had words of wisdom. With all life threw your way you dealt with it head on, you were a huge inspiration especially to me! You will forever be loved and truly missed! Fly high cupcake

Christine Lopez

No matter how your day was going, you stayed positive, you smiled and at times you had something funny or smart to say. lol. Sweet Nakia, you fought long hard, may you be flying so high in the sky. God Bless you my LF Suster.

Lupus Buddy

I will forever keep you in my heart thank you for being my LB You will be truly missed.

15 Responses

  1. Nakia, One of my oldest friends. After 40+ years, I will miss you dearly. You are the bravest person I know and an inspiration to this day. Rest easy now, my friend. Save me some Dimati’s cheese fries up there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I remember when we first met, you were so bubbly and full of energy. Throughout your years here you have never changed despite your life challenges. You will be TRULY MISSED! YOUR LF SISTER!

  3. I will miss you forever. Iโ€™m sorry I wasnโ€™t as around much the last few years. You are the bravest, strongest and most loving person I know. Prayers for your boys and family. I hope youโ€™re in Momโ€™s arms and feel the peace you deserve.

  4. Nakia – you will be missed dearly. I remember our days at Little Flower. Although my stay was brief we remained in touch. You have battled this disease long enough. You are a warrior! You will be forever in our hearts and may you know rest in peace!

  5. No matter how your day was going, you stayed positive, you smiled and at times you had something funny or smart to say. lol. Sweet Nakia, you fought long hard, may you be flying so high in the sky. God Bless you my LF Suster.

  6. Our first time meeting was so long ago at Episcopal Hospital where we both worked! Loved you then, love you more now.. I always looked forward to your sarcastic post on fb lol you definitely had words of wisdom. With all life threw your way you dealt with it head on, you were a huge inspiration especially to me! You will forever be loved and truly missed! Fly high cupcake

  7. Nik I will keep you in my heart forever I love and miss you!
    Praying for your family.
    Rest Well My Beautiful Friend.

  8. Where do I start! I remember when we first met at work 2011 oh what great times & laughs! Even on bad days you brighten up the room. You are the reason I am strong โ€œif Nikki can so can Iโ€! Thank you! Thank you for sharing all your ups & downs, your humor, your realest, your sadness, your happiness! So blessed to have someone like you in my life. Rest in peace cupcake ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ‹ you will be missed!

  9. Nikki… I still cannot believe this is true. Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to meet you in person. The little chats we had on the phone were enough for me to know we would have been great friends and sisters. It is sad that we didn’t meet earlier so you could have had your wish of coming to P.R. we love you always and are at peace knowing that the Lord holds you now in His arms… R.I.P sis.

  10. Our Boy’s went to School&Grew up together & you were my friend& I want to Thank You for always including Michael on your Shore Trips every year, he loved&looked forward to going with you&Justin every year…R.I.P Until we meet again!!

  11. My beautiful Nikki when I heard the news I couldnโ€™t believe it you was the strongest woman that I ever met you struggled practically your whole life with Lupus. You was a woman that went beyond for your children loved your parents. We spent so many years together as coworkers. You laughed you cried you left us but never forget ten I will miss you. May you rip ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  12. Iโ€™ve trying to find the right words for days. Who am I going to screen shot stuff to? Who is going to talk to me about that dope Calliou, who is going to talk to me about duck lips, scrapple, and all the other things we would laugh and tease about?

    I am so sorry that the last four years of your life were so hard, so sad and so miserable for you. But these last few months, you were happier than ever. Your resilience, your strength and your will to keep going were truly amazing to me. You really are the strongest person I have ever known.

    I hope you know how much you were loved, how much laughter and happiness you brought to those around you. And how much I appreciated your presence in my life, your love and your friendship.

    I will miss you every day for the rest of my days. I will always be here for Chris, Justin and Gabriel. I will always remember your snarky mouth, your laughter, and most of all, I will remember how good you always made me feel about myself.

    I know I will see you again. And that day will be one hell of a time. I love you Nakia. I always will.

  13. You were such a beautiful person and I enjoyed your crazy sense of humor so much. I’m so glad that once you had to leave EC that we stayed long time fb friends. You endured so much more than any person deserved yet you stayed strong, resilient and amazingly gorgeous, inside and out. I’m so sad that you’re gone but I know you are in your loving mother’s arms now. Love you.

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