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Shaniquwa Rochell Merchant

Obituary for Shaniquwa Rochell Merchant

Huntsville native

Services for Shaniquwa Rochell Merchant, who died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 in Huntsville, will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Hills Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2 Booker Road, Huntsville. Burial will follow in McAdams Cemetery. Visitation will be at Cox Funeral Home,  1305 13thStreet, Huntsville, Friday Dec. 14 from noon to 7 p.m.

Shaniquwa, known to all who knew her as Meeka, was born on April 13, 1981, to Arthur York and Cynthia Merchant, in Huntsville. She leaves behind to cherish sweet memories, her parents: Arthur York and Cynthia Merchant; sons: Datravies Merchant, Natarrius Hill and Tobias Whaley; long life loving partner Norris Hill; sisters: Tonta Merchant and Ninevah Jackson; a host of nieces, nephews, additional relatives and friends.



About Rich Heiland

Rich Heiland, former publisher of the Huntsville Item and owner of Free Press publications, LLC, a reporting/writing firm working with media, has been a reporter, editor and publisher at several daily papers. He was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team. He taught journalism at Western Illinois University. He can be reached at freepresstx@gmail.com or 936-293-0293.

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