Loving Memory of Nathaniel Givens
Nathaniel (Nate) Givens triumphant entry was June 6, 1966, in Chicago Illinois to Walter Lee Givens and Loysteen Givens. Nate attended Richard Wright elementary school and Rezin Orr High School. Nate earned his high school diploma at an alternative school as well as received college credits. Nate was an entrepreneur and owned his own businesses. He was joined in holy matrimony with Lauren Timberly Patterson for seven years, together they have fourteen children.
Nate’s graceful transition was on July 13, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents; Walter Lee Givens and Loysteen Givens, brothers William Jakes;Michael Givens; Edward Givens (Silvania); sister Regina Givens; and a special nephew Walter Marshawn Givens. He leaves to cherish his fond memories, wife: Lauren Timberly Patterson-Givens, eight children: Tanesha Murphy (Keke);Terrence Rich; Nathaniel Devon Givens (Lil Nate);Halyanna Dontigny (Holly); Tariq Amir Givens; Jalin Mulcahy; Khalil Marshawn Givens; and Devon Givens (Tooki), six step children: Terrance Armstrong (Crystal);Latasha Brown (Charles); Benjamin Snyder; Ryan Patterson; Victoria Patterson (David); and Olivia Patterson, an incredibly special granddaughter Jamaria Murphy (Maurie), and twenty-three other grandchildren, siblings: Mary-Ann Bickhem (Clifton); Jimmy Givens; Jewel Shields (Ricky); Pamela Givens (Toney); Kenya Givens (Keith);nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of loving friends.
Special recognition: Shrone, Lisa, Theresa, Sonya, Marsha, Tiffany, and Mary Murphy.
Nate was very stylish and loved dressing up. He also enjoyed skating, stepping, reading, including religious studies, traveling extensively throughout the US and abroad. The happiest moments of Nate life were family gatherings. It was Nate’s hope that all his family would be happy and secure. Nate encouraged others to acquire knowledge and to strive for self-sustainability in the black community.
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