Ms. Shaunika M. Ricks

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Obituary

Rocky Mount, NC

Shaunika Michelle Ricks “Nika” was born on July 23, 1986 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to Valerie Ricks Jones and Jerome Winfield. She departed this life on May 2, 2017.

Nika attended and graduated in 2004 from Rocky Mount Senior High, following which she attended Edgecombe Community College.

Shaunika was a member of St. Augusta Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where she served faithfully until she moved her membership to Faith Covenant Worship Center in Elm City, North Carolina under the leadership of Pastor Sarah Wiggins and Overseer Donnie Ray Wilkes. She served faithfully until her health declined.

Nika was a kind, gentle and loving person who kept a beautiful smile on her face all the time. She loved to read the Bible. Her favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalms.

Nika will truly be missed by many. To know her was to love her.

Shaunika was preceded in death by her grandfather, Andrew Ricks; great grandmother, Annie Alston; and paternal grandmother, Beatrice Winfield.

She leaved to cherish precious memories to her maternal grandmother, Mildred Ricks of the home; mother, Valerie Ricks Jones (JT) of Rocky Mount North Carolina; father, Jerome Winfield (Anita) of Rocky Mount, NC; two sisters, Shakita Ricks of Wilson, NC and Mercedes Ricks of Durham, NC; two aunts, Sandra Thompson (Marquise) of Portsmouth, VA and Sheila Lovette (Michael) of Rocky Mount, NC; one uncle, Peyton Ricks (Alethea) of Rocky Mount, NC; a very special uncle, Michael Cooper (Valerie) of Rocky Mount, NC and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Visitation for Ms. Ricks will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Monday, May 8, 2017, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Love Life Prophetic Ministry, 601 N. Fairview Rd, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The interment will take place immediately after the Service in Gardens of Gethsemane in Rocky Mount, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.

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