MEKIA NELEH SMITH departed this life suddenly on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at her home in Marrero La., she was only 7 years old. She was a beautiful, bubbly Second-grader at Estelle Elementary School in Marrero who loved making new friends. MeKia was born on Thursday Feburary 20, 2012 and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Marrero.
Precious baby daughter of Michelle Smith and Derrick Weatherspoon. Stepdaughter of Derrick Moran. Beloved sister of Jakayla England, Dajah Green, Gisselle Barrientos, Kiara, Nia and Destiny Weatherspoon, Rondell Eddington, Yahke Hogan, Jawan Magee and the late Ronald Eddington III. Granddaughter of Paul and Helen Ruiz Sr and Patrick and Cynthia Weatherspoon. Aunt of Gloria Eddington, Niece of Shontele Ussin, Tanisha England, Aprilanna Jonhson (Rashid), Rosalind (Michael) Moran, Ciera and Amber Weatherspoon, Earl (Tyra) Ussin, Paul (Melissa) Ruiz Jr., Damon Weatherspoon and Rose (Tim) Faulke. Great niece of Shirley Barnes, Delores (Joseph) Ruiz, Florence (Clarence) Ussin and Thomas Ussin. She is also survived by her best friend Icelynn Magee and was also blessed with two “mother-like” figures in her life Ashanti Magee and Renada Stephens and Jacob England was a ‘ father like’ figure to her as well. MeKia is also survived by several cousins, other relatives and devoted friends, classmates and teachers who loved her dearly.
Relatives and friends of the family as well as the student body of Estelle Elementary School are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday September 14, 2019 at the Grace Baptist Church located at 5000 Lafitte Larose Hwy. Marrero La. 70072. The Visitation will begin at 12 noon and the service will begin at 1 P.M. Pastor Shannon Foote will officiate and internment will follow in McDonoghville Cemetery 520 Hancock St. Gretna La.
The family would like to express their sincere heartfelt gratitude to Jawan Magee for saving the lives of everyone else that was present when MeKia was tragically taken away from them.