Carlyn Toneida Alverson

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Carlyn Toneida (Toni) Alverson affectionately known as “Nana” was born on September 12, 1952, in Chillicothe, Ohio to Walter Leo and Lois Bernice Seward. She peacefully departed this life on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Grant Medical Center surrounded by love. Nana was the Matriarch of the family that she cared for so deeply.

Nana graduated from Central High School in 1970. In 1974, She began her career at Huntington Bankshares Incorporated where she remained a very dedicated employee for 34 years. While at Huntington, she held various positions. She retired from Huntington as a Telecommunications Specialist in 2008.

One of Nana’s greatest joys was caring for her family. She always put their needs before her own. She provided a roof over their heads, food in their bellies,0020 and a laugh or two to go with it. She enjoyed reading books, watching shows like Judge Judy, The Andy Griffith Show, Cooking Channels and many others. She will forever be cherished by her entire family.

She is preceded in death by her father Walter Leo Seward, and her sister Patti Cowans.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Lois B. Seward; uncle, Bernard Hammond; sisters, Sharon, Cindy and Merry Seward; brother, Walter (Mary) Seward; her children, Tira Alverson and Joseph (Rita) Alverson; her grandchildren, Brandi Alverson, Amber (Keith) Teacher, Ceaira Alverson, Joseph Alverson III, Jason Thrweatt; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.







Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Memorial Service 2:00 PM Friday, November 5, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Mask, Social Distancing and Memorial Tickets required.


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  1. Pacifica (Tyne) Brown Cole

    So sorry to hear about your loss Praying for Strength and Comfort for your Beautiful Family!

  2. Derrick Ludaway

    It pains me to be so far away. My love to all of you during this impossible time

  3. Theresa M. Humphrey

    I am so sorry for your loss. This has been an incredibly sad year for the Seward family and just know that the Humphrey family extends their deepest condolences and grieves with you.
    Theresa “Mitzi” Humphrey and Family.

  4. Aleshia McBroom

    Sending prayers of healing for the Seward Family. Love you all, From the McBroom and Hall families.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing she is not suffering. Love and strength for your family.

  6. Roberta L . Blackwell

    Sending our deepest condolences and prayers to theAlverez family and the Seward family. From the Blackwell family

  7. I am so sorry for your loss! I had the privilege of working with Toni at Huntington. She was a great person and she will be missed!

  8. So sorry to hear of the loss of Toni. She was a special person to everyone she met and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

  9. I love you and will miss you dearly until we meet again.You my Sister and Auntie.
    Love Sharon,Britt, and Britt Jr.

  10. Love you forever Auntie, for all the good times and laughs you will truly be missed ❤️

  11. Please accept my sincerest sympathy at the loss of your beloved family member. Sharon (Seward) has been a longtime friend of our family and we are praying for each and every one of you. May the Lord keep you and hold you closer than ever before during this difficult time. – Elder Tyna Lorenz & Ruthanne Bess

  12. Dr. Terry Logan Mottinger

    Toni, l remember our adolescence and nothing but fun when Randi and l lived in Southfield a short while. The memories are great, l will not forget you, Patti and Sharon.

    May God be with your family
    Dr.Terry Logan Mortinger

  13. Michele Reissland

    So sorry for the loss of Toni, she was one of the best baby sitters as were Sharon and Patti and Cindy we loved your family and remember the Sewards well we will be praying for you all, sending you all lots of love and hugs from the Reissland family.

  14. Colleen Spires Sherman

    Toni and I worked together for over 30 years in The Huntington telecom area. Toni worked throughout various locations in the area and always provided an exceptional service to our users. So saddened by this loss.
    My condolences to Tira and Joe

  15. Colleen Spires Sherman

    Toni and I worked together for over 30 years in Huntington Telecom Dept. Toni worked through various locations the area and always provided exceptional customer service to our users. I am so saddened by the loss of Toni. My condolences to Tira, Joe and her Family

  16. Toni was good and kind friend. Condolence to Sharon Cindy Matt

  17. Sorry for your loss I pray God gives us all peace

  18. John and Lori Boxill and family

    Praying God’s peace and comfort during this time.

  19. Brenda Ferguson Barnett

    My condolences to the entire family. Toni was a member of another family where an unspoken bond was created (Southfield). RIP and know that the memories that were created over our childhood years will be cherished.

  20. Our family grieves with you and your family my brother.

  21. Linda Austin Elliott

    I was so sad to hear of Toni’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this painful time.

  22. My deepest condolences to all the family. Toni touched so many in a wonderful way. Rest In Peace

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