Nathaniel Royston, Jr., 83, of Billerica, Massachusetts, passed away February 1, 2021.
Mr. Royston was born July 8, 1937, in Selma, Alabama to Eliza (Young) and Nathaniel Royston, Sr. He attended Boston Technical High School in Boston, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts. He spent his career in the nonprofit sector, working at the United South End Settlements, Children in Crisis, Everett Day Activity Center, NERI, and Newbury College. He enjoyed classic film, science fiction and westerns, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Betty Royston; sons and daughters, Dean Royston, Mark Royston, Nathalie Royston and Brooke Royston; grandchildren, DJ Royston, Sandra Royston, Adam Royston, and their spouses; great grandchildren, Isabella Royston and Delilah Royston; and nephews and nieces.
To the living, I am gone
To the sorrowful, I will never return
To the angry, I was cheated
But to the happy, I am at peace
And to the faithful, I have never left
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard
So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea – remember me
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and its grand majesty – remember me
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity – remember me
Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, and your memories of the times we loved
The times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed
For if you always think of me, I will never be gone