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Nicky C. Clayton (nee Collins)

Nicky C. Clayton (nee Collins) passed away on Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 pm at North Florida Regional Hospital after a two week stay in the ICU, in the presence of family and friends. Nicky was born in Norfolk Virginia at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital and spent much of her young life in a Navy family living in Virginia, Florida, Japan, and California. Nicky graduated from Duncan U. Fletcher High School, Neptune Beach, FL and attended Emory University Nursing School in Atlanta GA.
Nicky was a Guardian Ad Litem, active in the Junior League of Gainesville, an active volunteer at Trinity United Methodist Church, Gainesville, and on the Board of the Friends of the Micanopy Library. Nicky was an avid sports fan and especially loved tennis, football, and golf. She was a lover of cats and dogs and had a special place in her heart for her grand dog, Jake.
She is predeceased by her dear and loving husband of 40 years, James Erwin Clayton, Esq. of Gainesville, and Micanopy FL, and survived by her sister Janet E. Collins of Neptune Beach Florida, brother Capt. Robert S. Collins, US Navy retired in Amherst NY, her three children through marriage, James E. “Jamey” Clayton Jr. (Dana) of Micanopy, FL, and their children James E. Clayton III “Trey” (Jennifer) of Ocala FL and great grandchildren Emeline Leigh Clayton and Charlotte Joy Clayton, and Shelby Clayton Sullivan (Eric) of Ocala, FL and son John Merrick “Buddy” Clayton (Paula) of Clover, SC and their children Sean Malone Clayton, Colin Paul Clayton and Diana Marie Clayton, and daughter Joye Marie Clayton, Esq., (Annalise) of Miami FL, and Joye’s son, Christian Clayton Parrett, France, nieces Antha Nicole Williams, Jackson Heights NY and Melissa Mae Williams, Arlington VA; nephews, Robert Alexander Collins of Norfolk VA, and Daniel James Collins of Richmond VA; grandnieces Azalie Ames Boykin Williams, Maja Sparrow Boykin Williams, and Amelia Frances Collins; and grandnephews, Benjamin Robert Collins, and Noah James Collins. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Paul Stanley Clayton (Signe) of Gainesville, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 23rd at Trinity United Methodist Church 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville FL 32653 in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Faith Mission through Trinity United Methodist Church or United Way of North Central Florida.
Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. (352) 376-5361 WWW.MILAMFH.COM

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!