Nehemiah Leon Sacks

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Nehemiah Leon Sacks


“Our Little Comforting Warrior”

     Nehemiah Leon Sacks, infant son of Allen and Gayla Kutz Sacks of Fleetwood is now safe in the arms of Jesus after passing away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023.  Born on Jan. 17, 2023 in Reading, PA, he will also be lovingly missed by six siblings: Sarah, Emma, Ava, Isaiah, Andrea, Elijah (and 1 baby brother on the way); paternal grandparents, Michael and Leann Deily Sacks, Mertztown; maternal grandparents, Robert and Suealyce Armstrong Kutz, Lancaster; great-grandmother, Joyce Sacks, Topton; aunts and uncles and extended family.  He was preceded in death by: great-grandparents, Paul and Jane Armstrong, Bernard and Winifred Kutz, Jay Sacks, Raymond and Lorraine Bobiak.

     Nehemiah had a fully filled life of love and laughter. He came into the world at 26 weeks gestation, weighing 1lb 13oz and was 13 inches long. He spent four and half months combined between two different NICU’s (Reading first, Lehigh Valley second). He fought hard despite doctors giving up on him. Nehemiah overcame many obstacles in his young life. He was a fighter, a warrior, and a little miracle. He graduated from the NICU on Friday, June 2, 2023.

     He had many first in his eleven months. He went to two different Barnstormers games, at least five Reading Phillies games. Got to run the bases with his dad, Allen; touching home plate. He went to three different productions; three concerts; went to Ballocity in Reading, Knoebels, and Atlantic City, NJ.

     Nehemiah loved music; especially a cappella. The moment worship music came on, he was overjoyed. A true worshipper. He loved church.

     Nehemiah loved his siblings Calling his oldest brother, Isaiah, “Bro”.  He had a special bond with his siblings. He enjoyed every moment with them.

     His favorite words were “Hi” followed by “Hey” and “Yeah”.  He loved to be outside. Loved watching traffic and watching for his Daddy to come home from work.

     He loved to laugh and giggle and had an infectious laugh that made others want to grin.

     He loved snuggles, loved to stand with help, loved playing on his back, enjoyed being read to; and loved to kiss; making kissy faces. Loved all four of his grandparents and his great grandma. Had a unique bond with each one of them.

     He was Mommy’s buddy, pal, together they shared many giggles and snuggles together. He was Daddy’s little man, and loved to be tickled by him; looking forward to it. Loved song time with his Daddy, enjoyed watching football games, he was Daddy’s little game buddy.

     His favorite stuffed animals were his Mr. Fox, Mr. Elephant, and his Mr. Dinosaur. He loved his bath time; the more he splashed the more he would squeal in excitement. Getting Mommy and Daddy very wet most of the time.

     Nehemiah loved bright colors, and seemed to be drawn to the color orange. He loved to flirt with ladies, especially the waitresses. He brought comfort and great joy to many people. He loved to be held and enjoyed lots of attention. Needed people to talk with him or just be near him. He loved to chew on his hands and jabber a lot.  Got a free hoagie with pictures to show.

     Nehemiah lived out the meaning of his name; God’s Comfort. He was a comfort to so many people he came in contact with and even others who only knew his story, but had never met him. He was called a “Warrior” by both of his grandmothers.  And in many ways, he was our little warrior.  Even though he left us this side of heaven; he will never ever be forgotten.

     “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8.

     Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023 at the Highpoint Community Church, 18 Hahnstown Rd., Ephrata.  Viewing: 9 – 10 a.m. Interment: Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster.  Kindly omit flowers.  Memorials are welcomed to a fund:

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