Luana Cummings
Return to Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home

Obituary of Luana Cummings

 Sunrise:  October 20, 1968  Sunset:  September 9, 2017.

Luana Monique Cummings, lovingly known as “Nikki,” departed this earth on September 9, 2017, 6:08 pm, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center after an extended illness.

Nikki was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. Cummings Sr. of Red Hook, New York, and Janice (Williams) Cummings of Poughkeepsie, New York.

She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and attended Dutchess Community College.  Nikki was a long time employee of Gannett News, Poughkeepsie Journal located in White Plains NY, where she was one of the first female Pressmen.

In addition to her mother, Janice M. Cummings, Nikki is survived by her beloved 14year-old daughter, Jai Dah Marie Cummings; her sisters, Carla M. Cummings (Tina) of Atlanta, GA, Karen R. Cummings of Poughkeepsie, NY, Yvette M. Rice of Philadelphia, PA,  Sondrea D. Cuvilje (Kim) of Lumberton, NC,  a brother, Mark A. Beatty, of Albany, New York, and the father of her daughter John Watkins.  She also leaves to mourn an uncle, Roger A. Williams (Theresa) and 14 nieces and nephews who all have children of their own.  Nikki was pre-deceased by her brother Lloyd W. Cummings Jr. with whom she shared a very special bond, and her father, Lloyd Cummings Sr.

 Along with a host of friends, Nikki is also survived by her two special childhood friends, Shana Robinson and Rita Daniels, and her best friend, Lillian Goldson. An amazing thing that in and of itself demonstrates the depth of her immense love of family and friends, Nikki remembered everyone’s birthday.  There is a huge void now in place of our cherished Nikki, but we thank God for lending her to us for a time.

 We take comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 

Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00am at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 15 Smith Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.  The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00am with burial at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.    Arrangements are under the direction of the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.  To send online condolences, please visit our website at