Nyomi Stephens

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Nyomi Stephens was born on June 22, 1999 in Columbus, Ohio. She is the beloved daughter of Clive and Kimberly Stephens and the older Sister to Clive Jr. and Elijah “Eli” Stephens. In
Columbus she attended elementary school and completed school at Watkins Middle and Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio. She enjoyed and spent most of her time with her friend group and participated in the Drama Club, performing in the annual musical all four years.

Nyomi was accepted into The Ohio State University beginning the Fall Semester of 2017. She successfully completed her freshman, sophomore, and junior years at OSU majoring in Medical
Anthropology (minor Epidemiology). She was truly passionate about her major and the COVID-19 pandemic was related to her field of study. She also held the office of Treasurer for a school

While attending The Ohio State University, Nyomi’s first job was as an Office Assistant (OA) in her own freshman dorm. Her sophomore year she was a Tele-counselor recruiting future Buckeyes, and currently is a Patient Care Associate (PCA) at the James Cancer Hospital. At work she is described as a wonderful person, employee, and peer. Her patients loved her smiling face. She is sweet and kind.

She loves God, was a member of Columbus Christian Center, and was saved at age 11. Learning each day about His word and how He would show favor on her life. She loved concerts and to travel with family or friends, binge watch anime with her brother, and listen to music. Her friends knew her as their rock and the perfect person to call for a laugh and a good talk. Always bubbly and always the voice of reason, Nyomi will be sorely missed and warmly celebrated as her memory lives on.

Nyomi is preceded in death by Grandmothers Velma Deloris Stephens and Annie Inez Hall and Grandfather James Fred Hall. Nyomi will forever be remember by her Grandparents, Parents,
Brothers, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, along with countless other family and friends who were blessed to know her.

SPECIAL THANKS The Stephens family wishes to acknowledge the following for their love and encouragement during this time: Pastor David & Tracy Forbes, Columbus Christian Center, our family, and friends who donated time, food, and other resources. Your support and gifts are greatly appreciated. We love you all and could not have gotten through this without you!

Visitation 11 AM and Funeral Service 12 PM Friday, June 12, 2020 at Columbus Christian Center, 2300 N. Cassady Ave.

Due to COVID-19 and safety protocols the viewing of Nyomi Stephens is open to all at 11 AM, but services are only for registered family and friends. All guests must wear face masks.

Note: We are trying to control the number of people and their expectations of attendance. Appreciate your assistance.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Gardens.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Im so so sorry to hear of the passing of Nyomi. Our deepest condolences to the family.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved teaching Nyomi for three years in high school. Prayers for all who love and mourn her loss.

  3. Christina McGlennon

    Nyomi was such a wonderful, nice person and will be deeply missed. I am heartbroken and praying for you and your family.

  4. Patricia Werner

    We are praying for your family. Mark, Patty & Braden Werner

    • Pauline Daley

      Ingrid, Paula and I send our condolences to the family. We are so sorry to hear the passing of Clive’s daughter. We know that your angel is resting with her savior Jesus Christ and he will strengthen the family. You are all in our prayers.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss! I had to read this a few times to actually comprehend what I was reading. This is truly upsetting.
    Naomi and I shared some classes throughout school when I was still at Watkins. My heart breaks seeing this.
    She would lite up a room everytime she walked into a classroom. She helped me too many times to count and I would thank her but I felt like it was never enough. She was such a smart, talented, and giving person.
    She was there for me when I always needed someone to talk too. No matter how much time would pass in between us talking she was always there to listen.
    I’m keeping you guys in my thoughts.
    May she rest in peace.

  6. She was not just a classmate, but an amazing person. She always knew how to make people laugh and smile this is tragic to here. I’m praying for the family.

  7. Catherine L McEvoy

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort. (David Grant’s office)

  8. Anastasia Dameron

    I havnt spoken to Nyomi much in recent years since I had moved to Colorado. But we were friends in middle school and high school. She was such a beautiful, kind soul. She was one of the best friends one could ever ask for. I’m sorry for your loss.

  9. Abigail Broska

    I am so saddend to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  10. rushah khoury

    nyomi, if i could put into words how much of an amazing person you are. i love and miss you so much. you were such a great person, so smart and loving. you were the best neighbor i’ve ever had, the best friend i’ve ever had! the khoury family loves you so much. i miss taking walks with you and having water fights with you, clive, and eli. rest in peace babe.

  11. Kim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my prayers

    • Sorry for your loss. Beautiful young lady…I know you were proud as she excelled throughout the years. Praying for you and your family. May He give you peace and comfort….

  12. Jeremy & Rachel Polley

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. All of you are in our deepest thoughts and prayers at this time.

  13. I love you all very much, and my heart goes out to you. You guys are my family and will never stop being family. I loved Nyny very much. I am here for you. Please contact me when you can❤️

  14. Sweet Nyomi,
    Your James Cancer Hospital family will miss you and your warm heart. We loved you and your smile. It was contagious. We will miss you.

  15. Delrose Stephens

    My condolences to you and your family. May God’s love sustain the family during this bereavement.

  16. Kathryn Scheid

    Dear Kimberly and Stephens Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter Nyomi and my heart is with you. May you be held with love during this tragically difficult time.

  17. Voncile Patterson

    My heartfelt blessing goes out to family who lost a great beacon of light.

  18. We are so very sorry for your loss and deeply saddened by it. We are praying for peace and comfort for your family. She was such a special person and know she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

  19. the Vivis Family

    Stephens Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Again, if there is anything…anything you need, please do not hesitate to call.

  20. My heartfelt condolences for your family. I taught Nyomi Spanish. She was an absolute blessing and joy. I loved teaching her. Prayers for all her loved ones.

  21. Rudolph Stephens and family

    Our deepest condolences to the family. May the Lord God grant the comfort only He can provide. You are in our prayers

  22. Marlene F. Armstrong

    It is a privilege to have known Nyomi and seen how she loved her family and always supported Eli and Clive Jr. We have fond memories of her at the games always smiling and cheering for her brothers. We will miss her but her memory and legacy of love and caring lived on.

  23. Natalee Yardley

    I am so sorry for your loss. Nyomi was an amazing friend, that I have had the honor to know since middle school. She touched an extraordinary amount of people through her life, and I will always be grateful for her friendship. May God comfort you in these times.

  24. Nyomi is a testament to what it’s like to live through love and light. Thank you for being you, sweet girl.

  25. I’m very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. My she rest in peace.

  26. I am so sorry for your loss. Nyomi was always so positive and had the biggest smile. She had this energy about her. I am so glad we got to know Nyomi through her friendship with Samantha.

  27. Rev. Dorothy Kent

    Family you are in my thoughts and prayers. The Lord is a great comforter! He is able! God bless you!

  28. Nyomi was such a bright light to all the patients at The James and working with her was nothing short of a pleasure. She will be so missed and remembered so so fondly.

  29. Richard Myers

    Stephens Family,
    My family sends our sincere prayers and condolences for the loss of Nyomi. Words cannot describe your feelings of losing a child so early in their life. Clive, hold on to your memories and know that it was in God’s plan. May she Rest In Peace.

  30. Nyomi was the best there ever was, she was beautiful, kind, caring and brilliant. I was very close to her in middle school and some throughout high school, until I moved away. She was always so welcoming to new people. She was the type of person to give the shirt of her back just to help someone in need even if she didn’t know them. May she Rest In Peace my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends rest easy babygirl!

  31. We are so sorry for your loss as Nyomi was a beautiful young woman. Your family is in our prayers. May GOD comfort your family at this difficult time.

  32. Nyomi –

    It is very rare in this world to run into another human being like you – someone, who no matter what, will always greet you with a smile and genuinely care about how your day is going. I know you are shining bright and looking out for all of us. I will carry your spirit and your message to “love everyone” where I go in the hospital. Thank you for being a beacon on kindness and inspiration.

    your co-worker,


  33. Im so sorry for your loss. Even though we lost contact after high school I never forgot the postive impact you had on me. I will forever have you in my heart. You are such an amazing person.
    My deepest condolences to the Stephens family and friends.

  34. Tom & Bev Overmyer

    We are absolutely heartbroken for your family. You all are so loved, we are praying for comfort.

  35. Lindsey Moore

    I had the privilege of teaching Nyomi in Honors English. Her smile would light up the room and she emanated with light and beauty. Not only was she intelligent and funny, but she was caring most of all. The world has lost a shining human being, but her legacy will continue through all the lives she has touched. I send my deepest condolences and heartfelt love to the family.

  36. Becki Reasoner

    My prayers are with you all. God bless.

  37. Nyomi was beautiful, sweet heart, helpful,…. I Loved doing her , we shared a lot of things, we laughed. She was always talking about her parents and she’s proud of them, talking about brothers ans how much she loves them. May she Rest In Peace my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends rest easy sweetheart.
    O Allah, grant her the Paradise. Trustworthy.

  38. The Cameron Family

    Kim, Clive, Eli and Clive Jr.,
    Our hearts a broken for all of you. What a special, beautiful person Nyomi was. We were always so impressed with her and her ability to light up everyone that was around her. We are so sorry for you loss and may God give you all comfort during this difficult time. We are praying and thinking of all of you.

  39. Marcia Busler

    I am so sorry. I loved directing Nyomi in the musicals, and it was a joy to have her visit my classroom. She was a bright light and a sweet spirit. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

  40. Praying for you all. May God wrap His arms around you during this time. Much Love, the Payne Family (Shannon, Lori, Nathan & Caleb)

  41. Josie Cotugno

    Nyomi and I rode the bus together when we were small kids. She was so much fun and always brightened my day. Nyomi was so lighthearted and kind, she will be remembered.

  42. Garfield Ivy Maitland

    Vision. That is the word that describes my cousin. Her vision to help her family, and friends was a beacon of hope. I miss you Nyomi.

  43. The Wheeler Family

    Kim & Clive,
    We are thinking of your family during this difficult time. I will always remember Nyomi for the gigantic smile on her face and positive attitude. You have a special angel looking over all of you now.

  44. Jennifer Turner

    The Turner Family

    May the Lord God our Savior be with your family during this time of sorrow. All of love and prayers.

    Tom and Jennifer Turner

  45. Vicki sussman

    Nyomi was a true blessing to all who knew her. I am privileged to count her as a friend. She always had a smile and support for our athletes. Your family is dear to us and your Special Olympics family is mourning with you. May you feel our love as you celebrate your precious daughter.

  46. Hi Kim and Clive, I’m so sorry for you and your family loss. I can’t imagine the pain of the loss of a child. I know with your faith in the Lord, everyone will cope better. In the meantime, hang in there.

  47. The Stamper family

    Kim, Clive, Eli and Clive:
    Nyomi will be remembered by us for her quick smile and laugh. She was a good friend with a kind heart and we will cherish our memories of her. Please know that we are thinking of you.

  48. Kelsey Purtell

    I enjoyed getting to meet Nyomi at some of our meetings. She was always positive and as sweet as could be. Eli talks about her so much. My heart aches. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time. Rest In Peace, sweet girl.

  49. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Nyomi and my daughter, Samantha Lee, have the same birthday and they were the best college friends. I personally greeted her on a video chat. Samantha constantly mentioned her to me in daily life about how sweet Nyomi was and the fun things they did together…To me, she’s like my kid.
    Rest in peace, beautiful angel, you’ll be missed.

  50. Damian, Sherie and Jessica Murphy

    Nyomi will never be forgotten … her laugh, her smile, her heart of gold and her true friendship! She was Jessica’s best friend .. We always called them “2 peas in a pod” always together never apart. We love her so very much and our hearts are broken for her family. Fly high beautiful girl always remember ..we love you and always will O-H-I-O …Go buckeyes !!

  51. Cathy Sousa Coder and Joseph Sousa

    So sad my Heart is broken!! Sending my Condolences and Prayers!!

  52. I worked with Nyomi and I cannot begin to explain how incredible she was. Every time she walked into a work meeting she was a fierce ray of sunshine. Her bubbly personality made everyone feel welcomed. I know for sure that heaven is a little brighter because she’s in it.

  53. Cj, Tangy, Carley and Jacob Joyce

    We are so sorry for your loss… your family will be in our prayers …. God Bless you all …

  54. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I am praying that God gives you strength. My condolences to you Clive and your beautiful wife and family.

  55. Rachael Essex

    Nyomi was a ray of sunshine and had the biggest heart. She would do anything to help others and was incredibly smart. I am so blessed to have known her. May God be with you during this time. Sending all my love.

  56. I am so very sorry for your loss. Nyomi was such a beautiful young lady – inside and out. I am praying for you all during this difficult time. Please know that you are loved by your Special Olympics family!

  57. I am very saddened to hear of Nyomi’s passing. I would often times take over her assignment at work, and could always tell how dedicated she was. Patients loved her, and she always asked if she could do anything for me before I took over. She will definitely be missed by her work family at the James.

  58. Marvin and Barbara Halison

    We were saddened to hear of the loss of Nyomi.We know that God will comfort your family at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

  59. Charles Gauthier

    Nyomi was my classmate at Berwick Elementary. Please accept my humble condolences.

  60. Abby Lescalleet

    Stephens Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Nyomi was smart, beautiful, and one of the sweetest, happiest people I have ever met and had the joy of being her classmate throughout our years at Watkins. She will be missed dearly and I am praying for your family in this extremely hard time.

  61. Savannah Hawker

    Nyomi was full of love and joy and her presence would always light up a room. I had the pleasure of meeting Nyomi in 7th grade. One time when I was sitting alone at a school dance, she saw me alone and asked me to dance with her and hang out with her at the dance. I will never forget how caring she was for other people. She truly had the biggest heart. My deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  62. Zoey Pincelli

    Thank you, Stephens family, for raising a daughter I will always be proud to call my best friend. She was the most open-minded, loving, and considerate person, and she made such a difference in my life and others’. I’ll miss her like crazy.

    To Nomie: Sleep well, baby. You are so loved.

  63. I always enjoyed Nyomi’s smile and kind nature as she walked through the 400 hall each day at Watkins Memorial. I will continue to pray for each of you!

  64. Linda and Laura Shellman

    We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

    • Grace Browning

      I have shared so many good laughs with Nyomi. I have nothing but fond memories. This was unexpected and heartbreaking to say the least, but to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Your family is in my prayers.

  65. Shannon Cochran

    Dear Stephens family,
    Please accept my condolences on the transition of your beautiful daughter and sister, Nyomi. I pray that God comforts you during this time and always.

  66. Andrea, Preston, Josiah & Roman Downer

    To my precious NyNy who is beautiful both inside & out and has always been such a joy to be around, aunt Andrea loves you!
    I’m so heartbroken to hear about you going home to be with our Lord and Savior because I feel it is so soon but I know that God is in control and has a plan. I have faith and comfort in knowing that your soul is now in Heaven and we will be reunited again one day.
    Even though I truly don’t understand why, i’m praying for peace, peace that surpasses all human understanding.
    Deuteronomy 4:7 tells us that God draws near and is with us when we pray to Him. I pray God gives our family comfort and heavenly strength during this difficult time and that we undoubtedly feel his presence as we go through our days.

    Blessed are those whom mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

    We love you Clive, Nikki, Elijah, and Clive Jr.

  67. I am deeply saddened that our world lost this precious one. As her elementary principal I recall her excitement for learning, her kindness to others, that smile that would melt your heart! She is a special one, an angel that was taken from this place too soon. I am sure that God has a plan for her and will hold her in his arms.

  68. Thinking of you Stephens Family as you celebrate NyNy’s remarkable life. She will always be with me when I go to concerts (eventually) and watch “Proud Family” reruns. Love you (Aunt Jammie bka “AJ”)

  69. No words can adequately honor Nyomi’s life or soothe the grief you must be feeling. Nyomi was truly a beacon of God’s light and love and her presence in this life will be sorely missed by many. She brightened the day for others with her positive and caring demeanor and her smile. I am fortunate to have known her.

  70. Mackenzie Reeves

    Nyomi was one of those people that was ALWAYS amazing to work with. Whenever she was scheduled on our floor I knew it was going to be a great day. Her smiling face was inspiration to many. I love how much Nyomi laughed and that she always made sure that all of her coworkers were doing okay. She was always a pleasure to be around! My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends. She will always be with each of us in our hearts.

  71. Clive, Kim, I am so sorry to hear about Nyomi. My heart goes out to all of you!

    Jeff Pinnick (Eli’s tennis coach)

  72. I am deeply saddened to hear this in elementary school she was one of the most sweet joyful kids in my class and I remember how smart she was… my heart and prayers go out to the Stephens family❤️❤️❤️

  73. Maxine & Howard Hamilton

    Sweet sweet Nyomi is gone from us, but soaring high with the angels! Fly free my dear cuz! You’re gone, but never to be forgotten. We love and miss you!

  74. Sandra Lawrence and entire Britton and Brown Family

    Only God knows when it’s time to call us home. We rest assured now, knowing that she served him well with her kind, caring nature. Stay strong Stephen’s, this is an extremely difficult time, but we hope you’ll find peace in the memories of her smile and beautiful ways. Sadly, Aunt Dooda and Mamma also had to leave us but will be there. Rest in Peace Darling Nyomi. You are missed by us all❤️

  75. Thomas Kirker

    I was sorry and shocked to hear this devastating news. I was but one of many of Nyomi’s teachers. She is remembered by me and all others as a sweet, quiet, kind studious young lady. Mr and Mrs. Stephens, I am so sorry for your loss. God is great. She is in the arms of our Savior and is beaming down at us with love and a hope for our peace. Tom Kirker

  76. My condolences to you and family cuz my hearts goes out for you princess gone too soon but will never forgotten which you had stay with us for way longer but God knows best heaven as gotten an Angel sleep in peace Angel we love and miss you very much

  77. Dear Kim and Family,
    When I heard about Nyomi passing this weekend, my heart hurt. When she would come into the nail salon, she was a ray of sunshine. Her smile was infectious and you could tell how much she loved her family. I am keeping all of you in my prayers. I can’t even begin to imagine the hearbreak you are dealing with at this time. Rest assured that her soul is in a better place. May God bless you and comfort you.


    So very sorry for your loss. We heard of her passing this past weekend. Prayers to the entire Stephens family as you all have meant so much to John and I. God bless you and comfort you.

  79. Jeffrey H. Cohen

    I was blessed to have the chance to work with Nyomi in class and always enjoyed her intelligence, wonderful sense of humor and dedication. May Nyomi’s memory be a blessing for all!

  80. I am so very sorry. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace and comfort.

  81. Mrs. Stephens, I just realized today that your Precious Ny transitioned to her Heavenly Angel Status. Praying God’s Continual Peace be with you and your family.


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