OBITUARY

Shakyra Young

July 2, 2008August 3, 2019

Shakyra Imari Jamia Young, age 11, of Pickens, South Carolina went to be with her Lord Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Greenville, South Carolina. Born in Easley, South Carolina, she is the daughter of Latisha Wilson and Benjamin Young.

Shakyra fully enjoyed life. She enjoyed dancing, singing, pranking, entertaining and bringing joy to all those around her. She was thoughtful and always concerned about others. Shakyra loved her sister, Shamari and all her other siblings. She enjoyed her daily visits from Mr. Jim Little who always made her laugh and smile. He was a very special part of her life. Shakyra lived out her remaining days through memorable experiences with Brian Forcier through the nonprofit organization SkylaStrong.org which the family would like to give a special thanks. She took helicopter rides, went to Carowinds and Big Air, partying like a rock star "diva" complete with glitter.

Survivors include her parents, a brother; Shaquan Radcliff, three sisters; Shaniqua Aaliyah Martin , Sha-mari L'yon Young, and Brianna. Her grandmother, Ernestine Wilson, one uncle, four aunts, one special cousin Jeemell and many other loving family members. Also special friends; Jim Little and his wife Elizabeth, Brian Forcier and his wife Shannon, and Donna Harden.The family would like to thank Dr. Nicole Bryant and her oncology staff at GHS for their love and care and Dr. Michelle Hudspeth and staff from MUSC Children's Hospital.

The family would like to give a special "Thank You" to the following charitable organizations: Cancer Partners, Give the Kids The World @ Disney; Jason's House; Make A Wish Foundation, Skyla Strong, Clements Kindness, The Lachlan McIntosh Tannery Foundation and Courageous Kids. Your help and support of the family made memories for everyone.

A visitation will be held Sunday, August 11, 2019, 1pm until 3pm at East Pickens Baptist Church in Pickens, South Carolina. Service will follow at 3 pm in the church sanctuary. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens, South Carolina.

Online condolences may be sent to www.dillardfunerals.com

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Young family.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 11, 2019

Memories

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Jeni Mcbee

August 11, 2019

I'll love you always baby girl!! Nae nae loves you so much!!

Aaliyah Martin

August 11, 2019

Ernestine Wilson

August 9, 2019

Latisha Wilson

August 8, 2019

Precious McCree

August 7, 2019

Im at such a loss for words, losing someone we love so much, at such a young age is just still very unreal and so hurtful. But I do understand that Kyra is now no longer suffering, nor in pain, and that brings some sort of relief. To my family, I Love You all and I pray for your strength, understanding and guidance, as you go through these trying times. Sending love, hugs, kisses & prayers to everyone, from Kyra’s Detroit family!

Tyricka Reese

August 7, 2019

Sending prayers, Love, and hugs from Detroit. I sincerely have u and the family in my prayers. Praying for strength to make it through these days.

Kate Romkey

August 6, 2019

Kate Romkey

August 6, 2019

Madison Burgess

August 6, 2019

Madison Burgess

August 6, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY