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Sharika Shanell Nelson

October 31, 1984 — July 4, 2023

Sharika Shanell Nelson (Foster), passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan at the age of 38 years old. Sharika, affectionately known as Ree to family and friends, was born on October 31, 1984, in Saginaw to Frederick Foster and Earnestine Wolf (Burton).


Sharika attended Saginaw High School. In addition to her studies, she enjoyed dancing on the school’s Pom-Pom team. In 2017, Sharika dedicated her life to Jehovah.


Sharika’s memory will forever be cherished by her family which includes her three children, Calvin Boatman, Jania Jackson, and KaMaya Davis all of Saginaw Michigan; her grandmother Mary Burton, Saginaw, Michigan; her siblings Sophia (Velton) Williams, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Ashley (Cyril) Cordor, Belleville, Michigan, Justin Taylor, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Briana Holliman, Saginaw Michigan; her aunts, Deborah Martin, Rosa Burton, LaTisha (Harold) Guyton, Rudell Foster, Belinda Foster-Buck, and Barbara Foster; her uncles, Larry Foster, Ervin Foster, and Skyler Cohen; her niece Serenity; her nephews Darian, Velton Jr., and Tyren; and many other relatives and friends including special friends, DeShonda Falls, Dashawnna Jackson, and Jessica Rodgers.


Sharika was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Foster; grandmother Ruth Weathers-McGlory; grandfathers Arthur Foster Jr. and Clarence Burton; and niece Ciera Williams.


The family would like to express special thanks to the staff and medical professionals at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital and all the brothers and sisters at Saginaw South Congregation.


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