Shakirah Vasquel Lovelace was born to Charmain Harvey and Reginald Carlos Lovelace, Sr. on September 21, 1996, at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. She peacefully departed this earthly life on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
During her early life she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, was baptized, and joined the Spring Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Shakirah’s formal education was received in the public school systems of Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia. After relocating to North Carolina in 2007, she then attended Aurelian Springs Elementary School in Littleton, North Carolina, and William R. Davie Middle School in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. She was a senior at Northwest High School in Littleton, North Carolina, where she was an Honor student throughout her entire high school years, was awarded High Honors by the National High Honors Society in January 2014, and was active in the Upward Bound program that assisted her with the success of her future education.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Vastoria Lovelace, and her maternal grandfather, Thomas William Harvey.
Those remaining to forever treasure every precious, memorable reflection of her life are her mother, Charmain Harvey, her brother, Reginald Carlos Lovelace, Jr., and her stepfather, Shawn Collins all of the home; her father, Reginald Carlos Lovelace, Sr.; her grandparents, Susie B. Harvey and John E. Newkirk, and Charles S. Veney and Parthinia Veney; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends, including a very special friend, Marieka Copeland.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 17, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Rev. John R. Rooks will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, 127 Rock House Road, Littleton, NC. The body will repose at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the funeral hour.