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Keara Whitaker

Keara Whitaker a loving mother, granddaughter, daughter, sister, aunt, niece & friend, passed away peacefully on Monday May 3rd, 2021. She was the daughter of Gary & Alberta Whitaker, Sr. of Concord, NC. Keara was born in Norfolk, Va. On August 30th 1993. Keara grew up the product of many public school systems but enjoyed her time most at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Va. before earning her diploma in the Cabarrus County School System from Northwest Cabarrus High School. She enjoyed being a cheerleader and participating in theactrics and drama while attending the public school systems. Keara accepted Christ at an early age while at the Rhema Word Christian Outreach Ministry in Augusta, Ga.

In October of 2018 she gave birth to her only child, Master Knolan Reese Whitaker on the 3rd. She loved being a mother and watching him grow, play and learn through her tutelage. Alberta can attest to many nights of face timing Keara as she showed her mom Knolan reciting his number, ABC’s and colors. Keara loved life, people and family gatherings. She loved to set up cookouts and just wanted people to come and enjoyed themselves. She always enjoyed just hanging out with her mother, while shopping, getting massages, hair and nails done, but many times she loved just hanging out on the couch watching movies. She enjoyed that special bond they had together. She was instrumental in the up bringing of her siblings lives as the big sister. They looked to her for advice, comfort and a good time. Keara and her father enjoyed many days reflecting on family heritage and wanting to learn more about who and where her linage came from.

Keara is proceeded by her paternal grandfather Matthew E. Whitaker Sr.

She leaves to cherish her memory to her only son, Knolan R. Whitaker, her parents, Gary & Alberta Whitaker Sr., her brother Gary Whitaker Jr., her only sister Jayla Whitaker, her youngest brother Jonavon Whitaker, her maternal grandparents Reuben and Deloris Clarke II, her paternal grandmother Addie Whitaker, her niece Neaveh and nephew Javier, aunts and uncles, Reuben & Linda Clarke III, Chris & Janice Clarke, Augustus & Anita Copeland, Curtis and Evone Choice, Micheal & Carolyn Eure, Mathew & Carolyn Whitaker, Jr., Jeffrey Whitaker and a host of loved relatives and friends.

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Alice P. Gatewood May 12 2021 12:00 AM

Our heart goes out to the Whittaker family. I cannot imagine how you are feeling, but know that God is with you. Depend on Him for comfort, peace and strength. Psalm 27.

The Chapmans

Tasha Chapman May 11 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Gary, my heart hurts for your family. Continued prayers that God grants the strength you all need and that the love and support of family and friends helps you carry on.

Tina Jahnke May 11 2021 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family during this time.

Oscar Ball III May 10 2021 12:00 AM

Gary, I am so so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.


Benita T Byrd May 10 2021 12:00 AM

God Bless the Whittaker family! I'm truly sorry for your loss,and you have my Deepest condolences and sympathy! Artie G aka Gaines! Love you

Arthur Gaines May 10 2021 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for comfort during this difficulty time.

Vernon T. Bryant Jr May 6 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for the lost of your beautiful flower, please hold on to the great memories that you had with her.

Deatra Young

Deatra Young May 5 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers are with Addie Mae and all the family. May you cherish all your special memories.

Mary J. Abbyss May 5 2021 12:00 AM

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