Sylvia Diane Nies, 70, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 31, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Keith Tilley of Faith United Methodist Church in Orange. Entombment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Texas, on January 12, 1948, she was the daughter of Wilbur Berry and Ruth Parks Berry. Sylvia retired after many years of nursing, working at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Orange Villa Nursing Home. She loved spending time with her family, especially watching her beloved grandchildren’s sports games. Sylvia enjoyed cooking, fishing, and going to the beach. She was a life-long resident of Orange and a proud West Orange Chief. Sylvia went on to graduate with honors from Lamar State College-Orange, while raising her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Berry; and her brother Gene Berry.

She is survived by her loving husband, Mike Nies of Orange; her mother, Ruth Berry; her sons, Kory Manuel and wife Cheryl of Vinton, Louisiana, and Troy Manuel and wife Jessi of Orange; her grandchildren, Carley Hebert, Jeffery Hebert, Carissa Hebert, Karson Manuel, Mason Sterling, and Maddox Manuel; her siblings, Norman Berry and wife Loretta of Orange, Sheila Gobert and husband Glenn of Bridge City, and Sandra Sears and husband James of Orange; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the staff of Texas Oncology of Beaumont for their care and compassion, especially Dr. Scott McKenney.