Shenita Ikeard was born April 22, 1950 to Viola Cox and John W. Gaddes in
Nashville, Tennessee. She died suddenly at Meharry General Hospital on
Wednesday, November 2, 2022. She was 72 years old. She was a devoted servant of Lord
beginning at an early age and a proud mother, grandmother and great
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Viola Cox & John W.
Gaddes, her sisters, Barbara Gaddes, Pearl Crockett, her daughter, Erica “nai nai" lkeard and Grandson, Johnathan Ikeard.
Shenita was educated in Davidson County Public schools and graduated from
Cameron high school. She attended Medical Career College, where she received
her CNA license and worked in nursing for 32 years. She retired to enjoy life with her grandchildren and enjoyed going to the Casino, riding the city bus and shopping at Goodwill. She had the biggest heart and didn't mind helping, feeding or giving her last to help anyone.
She was baptized in Jesus name at an early age as she always had a desire to
serve the Lord. She attended New Life Ministries Church, where she served as the
president of the Usher Board and assisted in any area she could.
She leaves to cherish her memories sons, Paul "Bubba" Ikeard, Travis (Krysta) lkeard, sister, Theresa Patton, Grandchildren, Shynitha (Reggie) Pride, Shericka Ikeard, Deonta Ikeard, Ronald (Olivia) Conner, Shantell Ikeard, Britney Ikeard, Sierria (Jake) Stamper, Makayla Robinson, Paul Cox, Ericka lkeard, Debra Ikeard, Marquan Ikeard, Jordan Ikeard, Elijah lkeard, Meah Ikeard, devoted nieces, Lolita Gaddes and Shelia Dumas, a host of Great Grandchildren, devoted and loving God Sisters, Yvonne Kelani, Evenlyn Wright, Betty Eldritch, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.