Shanika Y. Edwards

Sunrise: June 5, 1989

Sunset: January 4, 2024

Our precious Angel, Shanika Yolanda Edwards, 34, beloved mother, daughter and sister went on to be with the Lord on Thursday January 4, 2024. Shanika was born on June 5, 1989 to the late Cassius Edwards and Angela Bethea Edwards at Sentara Norfolk General in Norfolk Virginia. Her beautiful soul will truly be missed.

Shanika is predeceased by her father Cassius Edwards; (maternal grandparents) Hattie and Esau Bethea; (paternal grandmother) Dianne Davis. Shanika is survived by her daughter, Cali Fentress; son, Lawrence Fentress Jr.; mother Angela Bethea Edwards; brother, Jordan Norman; sister, Erika Bethea-Harris (Darrell); grandparents, Homer Edwards and Charles Davis and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends. Shanika will forever be in our hearts. We ask that you keep the family in your prayers.

Viewing Monday, January 15, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:00am First Baptist Church West-Munden 1541 Lyons Avenue Chesapeake, VA 23324 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Shirley Nixon says

    I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.

    Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. – Lamentations 3:20-25

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      Latasha Skyles says

      My prayers are with your children, family, and all those that knew and loved you! You are forever in our hearts. God’s peace and comfort to the hearts that mourn your loss!

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    Denise Jones says

    Prayers and condolences to all of you.AGAPE’

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      Linda y Greene says

      As we meditate on the mysteries of life and death,and what the vast eternity may hold, like a bright and shining light comes the knowledge of the promises of God. The darkness disappears…we are content, for with God, all things are right.
      Love you Yvonne your sister♥️♥️♥️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    LeWanda Harris (Co-worker) says

    Shanika will be greatly missed. Your bright smile always brought light to the hallways in our building…I miss you smiling and speaking to me as you passed by my office.
    Condolences and prayers for peace and comfort are going up for your family.

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    Estherine J. Harding says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Bethea/Edwards family in the passing of Shanika. I was so deeply saddened to receive the news that she had passed as we enjoyed such wonderful conversation on Christmas Eve morning at church following the children’s program.
    May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Estherine J. Harding, Member/ First Baptist Church West Munden

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      Annette Williams says

      The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go
      Rest in Paradise Nika

      We love and miss you so much. Hug ur pop n grandmother for us

      Everett and Annette Williams

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    O;ivia W. Martin & Dr. Beverly Cumbo says

    To The Bethea and Edwards Family: The Cumbo and Martin Family send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all during this difficult time as you experience loss of your loved one. Shanika was a very special, kind, loving, sweet and respectful young lady. I remember her growing up in First Baptist Church West Munden. She was very active in various Youth Activities. Our prayers, love and hugs are with the family. Trust in God, He Will see you through this. There is a Special bond between these two families and Angie knows what I’m talking about. Love Y’all to life.

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      Eve Cabey says

      My deepest sympathy and condolences to her family and loved ones during this difficult time. Shanika left a positive and lasting impression on every person she met. She will be missed .My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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    Catrice says

    Shanika was our baby girl a peace maker for all everyone loves her she never di or she slays make good out bad we going to mess her down here cause the others kids need her I watch her up to be a beautiful woman we miss you

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    Diamond Fenner says

    Shanika you will truly be missed. You were so sweet hearted and kind to everyone! You were a joy to be around and always brought positivity in all situations. You were a real one and I’m glad God allowed me to be able to have known you. I love you 💕 and will be praying for all who loved you.

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    Shawn and Rita Edwards says

    I extend my condolences on the passing of my son’s caseworker, Shanika. She was very dedicated, and compassion about providing services that won’t be forgotten. Prayers are with your family.

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    Lekia Worsley says

    May God’s peace and love comfort you all. My deepest condolences to the family. She will truly be missed❤️

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    Ada Green says

    My sincerest condolences to her children and family. I will always remember her gentle and sweet heart. Rest assured that you will always be loved and remembered

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    Lamisha Bethea-Lacey says

    To my Family I love yall. Sending prayers of comfort your way. You are truly missed Nika.

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    Ivory Powell says

    To the family and friends, praying that God provides peace to being comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

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    Jamielle Boyd McClain says

    Condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Shanika. Shanika was the case manager for several of our individuals. She will be truly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers of comfort and strength are with each of you.
    Just People and Covenant Behavior Healthcare Services

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    Lezeria Bunny Liverpool Marsh says

    Condolences to family and friends on the loss of your loved one during this difficult time. Keeping all uplifted in my thoughts and prayers. Resting now with Our Father.

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    Coleen Norman says

    Bethea and Edwards family you are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏽 you have my deepest sympathy. Angie may God’s strength continue to get you through from this day forward. Find comfort in every precious memory shared and in her legacy. RIH Angel ♥️

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    Jo Ella Harvey says

    Condolences to the family and Shanika’s children. Shanika was a joy to work with and very helpful in many ways. God must have needed an Angel. Rest in Peace, our Angel.

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