Nyla Denise Lacey

January 3, 1954 ~ April 29, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Nyla Denise Lacey, was born on January 3, 1954, in Zanesville, Ohio, she was the beloved daughter of Dolphas Canady and Alice Myers Canady. She attended Inkster Public Schools where she graduated with honors and was a member of the National Honors Society.


Nyla, known to her friends and family as Denise (Neicy), was a dedicated and hardworking individual who spent 21 years working at Ford Motor Company. Throughout her career, she forged lasting friendships and left a lasting impact on her colleagues. Her commitment to excellence and her strong work ethic were evident in all aspects of her life.


Denise was a loving mother to her daughter Tiffanie Lacey and son Darren Lacey, Jr.

She was an adored friend to many. Her kind and friendly nature made her a beacon of light in the lives of those who knew her.

Some of Denise's favorite pastimes included shopping, going to the movies, and spending time with her family and her close group of friends, who were affectionately known as the "Golden Girls." She had an undeniable love for life and an infectious laughter that could brighten even the darkest of days. Her zest for life and her strong spirit were truly inspiring to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Denise will be remembered as a loving, kind, and friendly person who always put others before herself. Her warm presence and her ability to connect with people from all walks of life will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate enough to have known her.

As we celebrate the life of Nyla Denise Lacey, she shall be remembered as a loving, kind, and friendly soul, a person who brought light and joy to all who crossed her path. Though she has departed from this mortal plain, her spirit lives on in the hearts of those she touched, a testament to a life well-lived and a love that knew no bounds. She will be greatly missed, but her memory will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Rest in peace, dear Denise.

Denise passed away peacefully on April 29, 2023, in Inkster, MI. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dolphas Canady and Alice Myers Canady, brother Dolphas Kipling Canady, sisters Kyra Lewis and Joyce Jones.

Denise is survived by her daughter Tiffanie Lacey, son Darren Lacey Jr., two sisters Teri Keith (Scott), Wendy Mosley (Ernest), four grandchildren Brandon Lacey, Kayla Frowner, Jordan Lacey, Heru Lacey, two great-grandchildren Nyla and Brandon Lacey and a host of numerous friends and family members who will cherish her memory for years to come.


- Author Unknown


When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me.

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room;

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little - but not too long, And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared,

Miss me - but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take

And each must go alone.

It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,

Go to the friends we know.

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss me - but let me go.


- The Family

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May 5, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

Family Hour
May 6, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

Celebration of Life
May 6, 2023

1:00 PM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

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