Sheka Rosemarie Palmer was born on September 12, 1986 in Manchester, Jamaica and left this world on February 19, 2015. Sheka received the majority of her formal education from Gwinnett County Public Schools and graduated from Berkmar High School in 2004 before moving on to Armstrong Atlantic State University where she furthered her education from 2004 to 2006. Although she wasn’t able to finish school due to her untimely death, she enrolled at Georgia State University where she continued to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree. Sheka was employed at JP Turner where she quickly excelled as an Operations Clerk and worked for 5 years. She later went on to being a volunteer at the Gwinnett YMCA then assisted with the Special Olympics. Later, due to her health and her passion for children she went on to work as a Nanny where she joyfully tended to Hunter, Grayson and Reid. In her leisure she enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Sheka Palmer was truly blessed. She leaves to cherish her memory a loving step father and mother Douglas Cates and Pamela Palmer-Cates, two sisters: Simone Forbes and Shellena Palmer, four brothers; Dwayne Palmer, Demar Scott, Kirk Palmer and Jean Palmer. Six nephews; DJ, Elijah, Zack, Micah, Kyle and Junior. Her niece, Rachel. Her beloved dog Bijoux, and a host of family and friends.

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  1. God bless the family in the passing of Sheka. She was very special to me and my family. I will miss her smile and positive spirit no matter what she was going through. No more dialysis, no more pain. Rest in heaven.

  2. I love you Sheka! Words cannot describe the pain I feel. But as much as you missed your mom and dad, I pray that you are much happier by their side.

  3. Sheka was the most beautiful person I have known I can still see her beautiful smile she will be missed by everyone that knows her, she was my little angel sleep on my angel no more sorrow no more pain may your soul rest in peace!

  4. Ms. Sheka will be missed. To the family and friends; May there be peace during your time of bereavement.

  5. Sleep with the Angels ‘Sheka Boom’Heaven has gained an Angel.We shall meet again at the feet of Jesus..’ciao’-Till we meet again.

  6. Whenever I remember this extraordinary young lady, I will see her beautiful smile. Sheka was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside.. Those who knew her are blessed to have had her as part of their life.. Rest in peace Beautiful Lady.

  7. Sheka, the strongest person I know, even though you’re gone, our 15 years of friendship, sisterhood, memories, and laughter will never be forgotten. You will forever be in my heart. Rest in paradise. Love Always

  8. My prayers are with her family and friends. She was liked by everyone at JP Turner and her passing was felt by everyone.

  9. My prayers of comfort and strength be with the family of Sheka during this time of transition. Her spirit was filled with great energy and positive vibes!! Thank you so much for sharing her with us and the world. May the Creator continue to Bless You All!!

  10. Sheka will be missed. She was a wonderful person. I am glad I had the opportunity to get to know her. My thoughts and prayers to her family and loved ones.

  11. We pray the love of God enfolds you during this time of transition and home going. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Peace, prayers, and blessings to your family. We love You All.

  12. My Prayers are with you and the family and i am so sorry for your loss but absence from the body is Present with the LORD. , GOD’S LOVE has no boundry’s HE WILL COMFORT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM NOW TILL ETERNITY. God Bless and Keep You.. Ron Purser.

  13. To a beautiful soul,

    Sheka you will be miss ! Your corky sense of humor and laughter always brighten up a room! I could never forget the time you almost made me pee my pants when you was arguing with a class mate in music class and I was trying to calm you down and you told me to shhhhh! You can handle this .From that time on I knew you was a survivor and a solider . I love you and you will be miss dearly !!

    Love forever
    Patria xoxoxox

  14. RIP Sheka. Your upbeat personality, beautiful smiles will stay on ever in our memories. We at J P Turner loved you so much and will miss you.

  15. I will always remember your happy disposition and helpful ways. You are with the angels and at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  16. My deepest sympathy to Shellina, Kirk and family. I was very saddened by this news having known Sheka from a little girl growing up here in New York. Although I lost touch, you have never been forgotten. And I can tell from the other entries Sheka touched the lives of many in special ways. I thank God for her life, and my thoughts and prayers are with Shellina, Kirk and family. May God bless and keep you. (Auntie Brenda)

  17. We are so sorry to hear about Sheka. May the God of all comfort, continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more-Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

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