To be held at a later date by the family.
Shemayah Nicole Duncan was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 20, 1985 to parents Basil & Andrea Khaleel. Shemayah affectionately called “Shemy”, “Maya”, or “Temy” relocated to Port Charlotte, Florida in 1990 with her parents and siblings when she was 5 years old. Shemy was an outgoing girl and loved to engage with others, and attended the UEMO Church in Port Charlotte and participated in Sunday school, Youth Choir, and was the first female drummer for the church. Shemy accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was baptized by her Pastor Rev Arthnel Hastings. Shemayah graduated from Port Charlotte High School and after various jobs found her passion in caring for the elderly as a Home Health Aid both in the ALF and in their homes. Shemy loved her siblings and joking around was common place in our household. Shemayah married Charlston Duncan in 2007 and from that union came 3 beautiful daughters Faith and Jinayah Duncan, and a premature infant Alivia that passed away from complications. Shemayah was taken from us suddenly on April 1, 2020, but her warm outgoing personality and capacity to love and be loyal will always be remembered by her family, friends, and coworkers. She was a strong resilient woman despite the struggles in her life, and loved to encourage others. Shemayah professed Christ as her strength and had confidence in her relationship with him and was therefore not afraid to die.
Shemayah is survived by her parents Basil & Andrea Khaleel, sister Sharai Thomas, brother in law Duerre Thomas, brother Jonathan Khaleel, daughters Jinayah & Faith Duncan, her nephews, aunt Deniese Manning, uncles Paul Saint, Colin Manning, Ian Khaleel, Bryan Khaleel, and Annis Khaleel her grandmother Elaine Khaleel and a host of cousins and friends.
Arrangements are made by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.