Shonda Latrice Bates

Sunrise: November 29, 1973

Sunset: June 1, 2020

Shonda Latrice Byrd Bates was born on November 29, 1973 to the proud parents of Jimmie and Brenda Byrd in Omaha, Nebraska. Shonda attended Omaha Northwest High School and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1992. Shonda was also a graduate from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She majored in Education. She was a proud graduate of the Class of 2001. Shonda was also a Third Grade Teacher with the Omaha Public Schools. She also served her community and abroad.

She was an ordained minister and choir director at “The Church God of Christ” in Omaha, Nebraska and a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Omaha. Surviving relatives are her mother and father, Jimmie and Brenda Byrd (Omaha, Nebraska); husband, Anthony Bates, Jr.(Chesapeake, Va,); (Son) (Khalil Antoine) (Omaha, Nebraska.) (Stepson) (Anthony Bates III,) (Suffolk, Va) (Three Sisters:) (Tori Byrd Penn) (Deer Park, New York) (Husband Joseph), (Sister) (Tina Byrd Miller) (Omaha, Nebraska) (Sister) (Jimia Bullard) (Husband) (Corey) (Daughter) (Kori) of (Omaha, Nebraska) (Brothers) (Jimmie Byrd) (Little Rock, Arkansas (Edmond Byrd) (Omaha Nebraska) (Special Cousins) John and Diana Byrd) (Chesapeake Va) (Father In Law) (Anthony Bates Sr.) (Chesapeake Va), (Mother In Law) (Virginia Bates) (Chesapeake, Va) (Sister In Law) (Karen Joyner) (Husband) (Sean Joyner) (Suffolk,Va). Also host of Great Aunts, Aunts, Great Uncles, Uncles, Great Nephews, Nephews, Great Nieces, Nieces, Cousins, and close friends.

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    Daphine Liddell Love says

    Your family have our deepest sympathy from the Daphine Liddell Love!

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    Betty Liddell says

    From our Family to yours our hearts sympathy.
    Auntie Betty LIddell & Family.

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    Marilyn Bohannon says

    My Condolences To The Family.
    Marilyn Bohannon and Family

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    Lisa Edwards says

    My sincere and deepest condolences to you all
    God bless

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    Teresa Jones says

    My condolences on the passing of your love one. Praying GOD provided you with comfort, understanding and strength.

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      Dr.Fawnda Chakolis-Burt&Glenn Burt Jr. says

      Our deepest condolences to the Byrd and Bates family (Shonda Byrd-Bates), especially to her husband,
      Anthony Bates, Jr. (Sons)
      Anthony Bates III and Khalil Antoine,
      (Parents) Mr.and Mrs. Jimmie Byrd, Sr.
      In-Laws Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bates,Sr.
      Siblings Torri Byrd-Penn (Joseph),
      Tina Byrd-Miller, Jimmie Byrd,Jr. Edmond Byrd and Jimia Bullard (Cory).

      After a lifetime of my Cousin Shonda Byrd-Bates friendship and sisterhood, I will truly miss her for so many things, but a few I will mention: three to four hour telephone conversations weekly, preaching the scriptures of the Bible, singing gospels songs, reading books together, laughing, crying tears of joy, sharing pictures, talking politics and two of her FAVORITE topics were her son Khalil and husband Anthony. Anthony was the love of Shonda’s life and he meant so much to her. They both had agreed to wait to marry until her son Khalil graduated from high school before uniting as one. However, Anthony and Shonda stayed committed to their relationship and worshipped the Lord together for five years. Finally, in the fall of 2019 Shonda and Anthony tied the knot as husband and wife, after which she relocated to Chesapeake, Virginia. She enjoyed spending time worshipping the Lord, singing, watching movies and cooking with stepson Anthony III and Anthony during her spare time.
      We appreciate you Anthony Bates, Jr., family, friends and loved ones who gave her love, happiness and peace. God Bless You.

      Shonda was so elated and proud of Khalil who graduated with honors and was inducted into the National Honor Society at North High School in 2018. Then, Khalil received a full academic scholarship and is attending the University of Nebraska Omaha Majoring in Biology and has been on the Dean’s List. Shonda at times would start laughing and chuckling about how Khalil loved computers, calculators, mathematics, science equipment and would beg to go to school at two years old. She said, “My Son Is So Intelligent He Is Going to Run The World”.

      To my Aunt and Uncle (Parents),
      Mr. and Mrs.Jimmie Byrd, Sr.:
      You have been amazing, loving, dedicated and compassionate parents to Shonda Latrice Byrd-Bates. She was introduced and raised in the Church by your guidance and active participant in the church and as Former Pastor and First Lady of the Church of the Living God in Omaha, Nebraska. You both were role models and she loved you so very much and always wanted to make you proud. Let the Lord be with you Aunt Brenda and Uncle Jimmie during this difficult time. Now Shonda is safe in the arms of the Lord and the Golden Gates of Heaven.
      To her siblings Torri, Tina, Edmond, Jimmia and Jimmie, Jr. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, intelligent and amazing sister Shonda Latrice Byrd-Bates. She will surely be missed by many, but never forgotten. God Bless You, Family.
      Love you, Shonda aka “Mrs.Virginia”
      Much love, Cousin Glenn Burt, Fawnda Chakolis-Burt, Jasmine Burt and Janessa Burt

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    Beva Mcclarty says

    May God guide you in loneliness hour

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    Alethia Speller says

    Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife. We will always remember her warmth, humour, and love. I extend my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife. I stand with you during your time of grief.

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      Nella Lampkin says

      We send our deepest condolences to you Anthony and your family for the loss of your wife.
      Cousin Nella & Ted Lampkin.

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    Uncle Sterling, Aunt Cynthia and Family. says

    To a short beautiful life well lived. Anthony, we send you our sincerest condolences. We care and love you all. Keep your faith knowing she’s in good hands.

    God Bless

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    Sheila Menard says

    Please accept my deepest condolences. I will miss my Lil cousin. God Bless our family. We have suffered a great loss.

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    Becky J. says

    I recently learned of Shonda’s passing. My condolences to her family and loved ones. I worked with Shonda in Omaha and always appreciated her helpfulness and positivity. I remember talking about how much we both loved Prince.
    Love and light ❤️

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