Ms. Cora Myers

  • Born: December 25, 1933
  • Died: April 12, 2020
  • Location: Waterbury, Connecticut

Chapel Memorial Funeral Home

35-37 Grove Street
Waterbury, CT 06710

Tel. (203) 755-4370

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Ms. Cora Luveria "Nin" Myers, 86, Passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Abbott Terrace Nursing Home, after a long illness.

Ms. Myers was born in Plymount, NC on December 25, 1933, a daughter to the late Mathew and Marion (Myers) Gatlin.

Cora was educated in the Creswell School System, where she exercised her gift for singing in competitions. At an early age she received Jesus as her Savior and became an active member of St. John Missionary BaptistChurch in Creswell, where she sang on the Ladies Chorus.

In her mother's words, "Nin was spoiled rotten" by her aunt and namesake Cora Luveria Dinkins. Aunt Cora showered her niece with love, attention, gifts, compliments and loads of fashionable clothes.Cora grew from a petite, extremely strong-willed child to a confident, hard- working adult with a tiny mean streak.

Cora, taking responsibility as a single mom, worked as a housekeeper to support her children, Betsy Loretta, James, and Arnita Claire. On September 3, 1963 she married Alfred Myers and the little family relocated to Poughkeepsie, NY briefly and later settled in Torrington, CT and began working for the Torin Company until retirement. In 1991, she stepped up and moved to Waterbury to care for her 4 grandchildren after the passing of her daughter Betsy Loretta.

"Nin", possessed a feisty personality, she loved people, was always friendly and loved to help others. She was very sociable. Her hobbies included singing, dancing, flirting, decorating her long natural nails and showing off her interesting taste in fashion. She has been described by some of her family as a "strong little giant", "outspoken, very, extremely outspoken" and that she had a little, just a little mean streak.

She leaves to celebrate the memory of her life a son; James Gatlin, Waterbury, Ct; two granddaughters; Ebony Gatlin (her caregiver) and Tanya; four grandsons Jayvone Gatlin, James Gatlin, Jr., Eric Allen Mobley and Darcel; four great-grandsons Tayvaughn Washington, Muhammad Allen, Ezrah Allen and Willie, Jr.; four great-granddaughters Malasia, Eunique and twins Heaven and Nevaeh Martin; two brothers Mathew Gatlin, Sr. of Blackwood, NJ and John Gatlin of Salisbury, MD and one sister AnLaVonne Gatlin-Respass of Astoria of New York and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and extended family.

Cora Luveria was predeceased by her two daughters, one sister Kathleen Gatlin-Pittman, one brother William S. Gatlin, Sr.' both parents and stepfather Thomas Wilson Tatem

We praise Jesus for her life and legacy.

Here is a poem she composed 12/25/2001
Life & Dreams
Sometimes dreams die just like people do.
The difference is that the dreamer is always greater than the dream.
You can always replace an old dream with a new one--
What you can't replace is a Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandkids, the rest of your Family.
But most of all LOVE that is offered to you by an open heart.

Cora L. Gatlin Myers


Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Cora many years ago at Torin. She was a wonderful person, funny and very caring. To her family I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Donna Wood - Torrington, CT - Friend   May 24, 2020

Cora, sunrise & sunset Christmas Day 1933 - Resurrection Sunday 2020. We give glory to God for her life and legacy.

Posted by AnLaVonne Gatlin Respass - Astoria, NY - Sister   April 19, 2020

Condolences to the Family of Cora Myers including my Big Sister, AnLaVonne Respass. What a beautiful legacy. It appears she lived a long,full,rich life and was a tenacious personality who enjoyed life to the Max. May her memories forever give you comfort and peace.

Posted by Mary McClary - Astoria, NY - Family Friend   April 18, 2020

Cora rest in peace. I really cared and loved this special lady ❤

Posted by Valerie Williams - Brooklyn, NY - Family Friend   April 16, 2020

Sleep in peace aunt Cora you will be truly missed and NEVER FOGOTTEN. We love you

Posted by Teresa Lide - poughkeepsie, NY - Family   April 16, 2020

My condolences to the family of Vera Myers,I am not sure that I knew her but she seemed so familiar by her picture...r.i.p. beautiful lady

Posted by Gloria coney - waterbury, CT   April 15, 2020

My condolences to the family group was a great sister-in-law funny hard-working

Posted by Charlene Ruley Fountain - Newport, RI - Acquaintance   April 15, 2020


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