Sheilah Jeanette Wyatt, 83 of Seattle, Washington peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 13th 2021. She was a fabulous essence of a strong black woman and the matriarch to our entire family! She will continue to be loved and missed dearly by all!
Sheilah was born on January 14th 1938 to the Union of Norma Ruth and John Lamon Wyatt. At a young age, her family migrated to Vancouver, Washington. The growing family would make a home in a place much different from the racially charged and discriminatory South. Sheilah fo- cused on her studies and graduated from Hudson Bay High School. Shortly after graduation she met Grover L. Forrest. On July 8th 1956, the couple was joined together in Holy Matrimony. Shei- lah relocated to Seattle Washington with her new husband. They enjoyed 23 years of marriage, but were eventually divorced. The two remained friends until his death.
After working for various employers, she dedicated 23 years to Vern Coulon Realty as a gen- eral property manager & leasing agent. She later attended Renton Vocational Technical College where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. After graduation she worked at Care Bear Childcare Center, then Bright and Morning Star Daycare.
Aunt Sheilah gave unconditionally to everyone she touched! She opened her heart, her home, and provided to the best of her ability anything anyone may have needed. Having no children of her own, ‘’Aunt Sheilah’s door was always open to family and all of the young people she took in and cared for. Aunt Sheilah was everything to/for everyone. Her home was always a safe space.
Sheilah and Joyce; the Sister’s are united again! The pair were inseparable!
We want to recognize the important contributions Joyce Ann King made to the world, our family and the community. She was amazingly hilarious and always made us smile. Joyce was a Hidden Figure. She worked in the Aerospace and Engineering Department of the Boeing Corpora- tion for over 32 years. Much like Aunt Shelah, Aunt Joyce opened her home to everyone.
On September 27th 2020, Aunt Joyce lost her battle with Alzheimer’s. It was on that very day that Aunt Sheilah made it clear, that she would not be able to continue her journey without her. On February 13th 2021, less than 5 months later, Joyce Ann outstretched her hand and Sheilah Jeanette joined her.
Preceded in death by parents John L. and Norma R. Wyatt, grandmother Anna W Campbell, brothers Allen, Kenneth (Jacqualine) and Sydney Wyatt, sister Joyce King. Survived By Sister’s: Debi and Yvette Wyatt , God Children; Regina Lambert & Quinton Mitchell and an abundance of nieces and nephews
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