Shania Wilson

June 9, 1999 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 20)



Shania Leoma Wilson was angelically birthed on June 9th, 1999 in Raleigh, North Carolina, forever gifted to her mother, Leoma Wilson, and her father, Kendall Smith, Sr. as of March 1, 2020, Shania passed away. 

Shania, acquainted with many schools (East Garner Elementary, East Wake Middle School, East Wake High, etc.), led a joyful life amongst all of her friends. 

Shania attended East Wake High, thankful to greet and see her classmates, teachers, and friends. Shania had a close relationship with her teachers and honorary mothers, Mrs, Wannetta Best and Ms, Kimberly Tucker. Shania easily gave a glimpse of a warrior who smiled in the face of the wind, as she fought a lot of her problems with care and a smile on her face. Shania spoke a lot of wanting change as a developmental disability activist and an anti-bullying representative. 

Expected to graduate in May of 2020, Shania will have received her high school diploma from East Wake High School. 

Previously a cheerleader (for Knightdale Knights), a formal gymnastics attendee, in North Carolina’s Youth Leadership Forum (NCYLF), a member of the Alliance of Disability Advocates youth group and a Miracle League runner, Shania enjoyed her days living in her space with her roommates at Building Independence & Green Level Apartments. 

Shania had many goals such as play softball in the spring, travel to Las Vegas, and maybe one day go back to her hobby studying mineralogy. Shania was a horror movie fanatic, interested in horror games and film since the year 2009. Shania enjoyed her time catching up with family members and brightening other people’s day.

Shania loved nature, babies, and animals, as her heart was as pure as any mineral.

She was predeceased by her maternal Grandfather, Raymond Wilson, Sr. 

In addition to her parents, Shania is survived by her very loving and dedicated brother Kendall Smith, Jr. 

She is also survived by her other siblings Jamilah Smith, Brandon Samuel, Kaleb Smith, Kyndall Smith, and Kennedy Smith

She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Mary Francis Wilson of Raleigh, North Carolina. Uncles, Jeremiah Wilson, Raymond Wilson Jr. (LaTonya), Michael Wilson (Rhonda),  Joe Pulley (Angela), Laneisha Wilson, and Lakeisha Wilson, Shirlanda Wilson, and Maritha Wilson.  

She is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Treska Wilson-Smith (Larry) and her paternal Grandfather John Edward Smith. Her great grandmother, Delores Wilson. Aunts, Jasmine Smith McCoy and Jumeye Nabinette (Paul) and Uncles,  Jon Smith (Jamie) and Kamau Akinwole. 

She is also survived by her many cousins and loved ones.

Funeral Service:  12:00 PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Lea Funeral Home Chapel, 2500 Poole Road, Raleigh, NC.

Visitation:  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM, preceding the funeral service at the chapel.

Interment:  Wake Forest Cemetery, Wake Forest, NC


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March 7, 2020

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Lea Funeral Home Chapel
2500 Poole Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Funeral Service
March 7, 2020

12:00 PM
Lea Funeral Home Chapel
2500 Poole Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

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