Shropshire, Raequayah "Quayah"

Friday, January 25, 2013

Raequayah “Quayah” Shropshire, 28, died on January 21, 2013 at a local hospital.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosetta Ward and son, DeTonio Sivels.

Survivors include her father, James (Sabrina) Shropshire; brothers, RoShun Ward, Sr., Roderick Ward, Roger Ward, JaMel Marsh, Kevin Marsh and Pierre Willingham; sisters, Rhonda Smith and Michelle Shropshire; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, in the chapel with Reverend James Leslie officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon on Sunday, Jan. 27, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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