SHADEEAH NAIMAH MELTON, the beautiful goddess, was born November 5, 1984 and was unexpectedly taken from us on May 22, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.
Shadeeah was raised in Dayton, OH where her parents showed her the nature of hard work and if you wanted something, you yourself will have to work to achieve such things. This, which was embedded in Shadeeah, began to shine thru in many areas such as athletics, academics and understanding life and balance. At an early age she showed her brilliance and continued to inspire her siblings along with peers. As she flourished, her whits in academia became most profound, therefore it was only acceptable she be promoted two grade levels. Shadeeah continued to excel in each endeavor she encountered.
While being a student athlete in high school, playing basketball, she received several college athletic offers upon graduation from Trotwood Madison High School in 2003. She then chose not to play collegiate sports, rather to focus on her academics. Therefore, she attended The University of Cincinnati, majoring in Communications and minoring in African American Studies. In June of 2009, Shadeeah received her Bachelors of Science in Communications with her minor in African American Studies from the prestigious Jesuit University. She was enthused to begin a career in the medical field. Shadeeah secured a job at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Once she reached her potential there, she relocated to Atlanta, GA where she worked for many prestigious hospitals as she expanded upon her experiences and knowledge.
Shadeeah has implemented her compassion, love, dedication, smarts, knowledge and her whole heart into her career. Some of the hospitals she leaves her imprint includes but definitely not limited to: Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, Northside Hospital, Piedmont Hospital and Kaiser.
Her dream was to one day return to Dayton, OH to help young girls who aspire to have a career and desire to make a difference. She wanted to help with resumes, help prepare for interviews, whether that’s with the type of bra needed or simply the encouragement to put forth the effort. Shadeeah was dedicated, determined and more importantly desired to make a difference in her community and in her family and friends lives as well.
Shadeeah was a devoted daughter, sister, auntie, friend and coworker. She prided herself in kindness and in love. She often played with her nephew. She never failed to be there to help her nieces with their style and grace. Or even if she simply just wanted to spoil them she expressed her love so fondly. She loved each of them deeply.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Melton and brother, Lonnie Melton.
Shadeeah is survived by her loving mother, Sheryl Jefferson; her dedicated sisters, Aisha Jefferson, Fatima Jefferson and Keyotta; cherished nieces and nephews, Anylah, Mya Melton and Eli Diaz; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and many friends.
Shadeeah leaves a great deal of people to mourn her loss, because she was loved so deeply by so many she touched. However, we are blessed because we know such a soul. May she rest in peace and love always and forever.
Walk-through visitation 9-11 am Friday, June 5, 2020 at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Private Service. Interment Jeffersonview Cemetery.
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