Lavata'i, Nisa

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September 27, 1961 - October 2, 2019

Lavata'i, Nisa

Nisa Ieremia Mose Tyrell Lavatai, a resident of Humble, Texas, was born on
September 27, 1961, in the village of Faga’alu, American Samoa, and raised in Wahiawa, Hawaii, home of the Mighty Mules.

Nisa held her family very close to her heart. She was their rock. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Joseph Tulei Lavata’i, her sons Justin (Puanisha) and Jonah, and her three grandchildren, her greatest blessings, Sagatea Joseph, Jennifer and Janina.

A woman of strong faith, Nisa had an infectious smile and a warm and loving personality. Nisa loved listening to her sons sing, passing on life lessons to them, and marveling with joy at her three grandchildren. Nisa valued her family and friends, and welcomed those close to her into her heart and home.

Nisa is preceded in death by her father Ieremia Mose Tyrell. She is survived by her mother Tialuga Hunkin Tyrell, her special auntie (and second mom) Mele Brown, her brothers Folau Hunkin, Ieremia Mose, Jr Tyrell (Elyse), and Ulysses Tyrell, and her sisters Sialasa (Randy) Sanborn, Elsie (Pete) Thompson, Jennifer (Pati) Levi, Sally Nisa Hunkin and Sally (Peter) Tomas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nisa was employed by United Airlines as a Systems Tracing Clerk at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Nisa was an extraordinarily hard worker, but enjoyed her downtime as much as anybody, and she had a particular affinity for Bingo.


Service Information

A Celebration of Life service will take place in the Darst Funeral Home Gardens, 796 Russell Palmer Rd. Kingwood, TX 77339 on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 1:00pm, with reception and fellowship to follow.


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