Ebony Shakes

Shakes Ebony

Ebony K.T. Shakes , Born March 5, 1979 in Ozark Alabama.

Survived by parents Glen and Frances Shakes (Black).

Ebony was a graduate of Northland High School, after her transfer from Brookhaven High School.

Ebony leaves to cherish her memory with three beautiful girls Jayana R. Hartley, Jaliya R. Hartley, and Javaya R. Hartley. Sister Demetria (Anthony) Hammonds, and one brother Doral (Jamelle) Shakes, nephews Darrick Ferrell Jr., and Demetrius Hammonds, and a host of Aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Ebony worked as a home health aide for IBF here in Columbus, Ohio. Ebony found great joy in assisting her special needs clients. She was a loving and caring person who would try to do all she could to help others. Ebony enjoyed music, laughter, and having a good time. She was definitely the life of the parties.

Ebony will truly be missed but never forgotten.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. and Funeral 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 22, 2017 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolence Messages




  2. My condolences for your loss. Please continue to draw strength and comfort from the One who generously supplies it. “Through prayer and supplication let your petitions be made known to God”….and he will give you peace. (Philippians 4:6)

  3. You fought a good fight! I’ll never forget you! First friend, first fight, first partner in crime! Love you big sis and WE all got your girls! Rest Ezzy! I love you forever!

  4. Lynnette Ferrell

    May your soul be a peace and your spirit watch over us!

  5. Lashawna harrison

    Praying god will give you strength in your time of need.

  6. Caletia Denby

    Gods plan is never ours, but in Him we continue to trust. Praying for peace, love, and comfort during this difficult time.

  7. Leslie Clark Family

    Our prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Erica & La'Tasha Parks

    From the Parks and Gilbert we offer our condolences to the entire Shakes and Black families.

    I miss you Ebony, thank you for being who you are!! We miss you so much. Watch over us angel….

  9. Talonie shakes

    Glad we got to spend thanksgiving together that will be my last memory of you little cousin ur in a better place now but you will surely be missed and that beautiful smile love you baby girl look over the fam and tell grandma I said I miss her rip ebony❤️❤️❤️

  10. Sending prayers and my deepest condolences out to the Shakes family. May you RIP Ebony Shakes.

  11. Gloria Roddey Russell

    So sorry to hear about your lost. I watched Ebony grow up along with my daughters Collette and Shantel and a lot of other neighborhood children. It’s so sad. But she’s no longer suffering. The Roddey=Russell family sends our most sincere condolences.

  12. Teresa Morgan Moore

    To Ebony family members and Justin Harley..Ebony will be missed…My prayers are with you all.especially for the kids… You are heal in the present of the Lord my child..So rest Ebony..never got to tell you how much I love you and hugs at then end..In God’s eye’s..it never the end..one day we will meet again. LOVE YOU FROM ALL..Teresa..Freeman..Morgan..Moore..

  13. Marjorie Shakes

    Sweet dreams Ebony
    At your lowest God is your Hope
    At your darkest God is your Light
    At your weakest God is your Strength
    At your saddest God is your Comforter

  14. So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort with the Lord. God Bless!

  15. Shannon Yancy (Carr)

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Shakes family.

  16. Tisha Hairston

    You were such a sweet person and my prayers to your family. May you rest in heaven.
    Tisha Hairston (Harris)

  17. Carol Richardson

    My sincere condolences Glenn & Frances, and the entire Shakes/Black family.

  18. Cynthia Driskell

    Condolence to the family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Essence Rice (Hudson)

    Sending my prayers and condolences to the Shakes family.

  20. Michelle Jones Boseman

    Glenn Shakes and family sending my sincere condolences on the loss of your daughter. May God guide and comfort you during this difficult time.

  21. Tiffany (Robinson) Jones

    May your external rest be sweet… No more pain. May the GOD of comfort and peace surround all whom loved you.

  22. Stanley, Kim & Erin Collins

    To cousin Glen and Frances Shakes, words cannot adequately express my heartfelt feelings at the loss of EbonyI know that with God’s help you and the rest of the family will be ok. Though Ebony is not here physically her spirit yet lives in her children and you. My prayers are still going up for you and as time passes I pray that the peace of God will overtake you and comfort you.
    Much love❤

  23. Connie Sanders

    I am so sorry for your loss sending prayers for peace

  24. deborah rocker

    to the family of ebony shakes my condelences goes out to the extened family ebony was a lovely and careing person full of life she will be missed by many deborah rocker and family

  25. I’m so thankful to be able to have such GREAT memories with you from Brookhaven my friend…rest peacefully beautiful

    My condolences and prayers to the entire Shakes family
    God bless you!!

  26. Lori Vanderpool

    Frances and family, I want to extend my condolences for the passing of Ebony. I did not get to meet her, but I can only imagine with Frances for a mother and a role model how wonderful Ebony was. Lift your eyes to the Lord and find strength in His presence and find healing in His love.

  27. Ms.Ebony Floyd

    My sincere colodences to family, friends and loved ones. Godbless!

  28. Ms.Ebony Floyd

    My sincere condolences to family, friends and loved ones. Godbless!

  29. Alita lightfoot

    God has called his angel home and I know your wings are as beautiful as you Ebony I’m gonna miss you spirit and my the lord watch over your beautiful daughters

  30. Words are not enough, but God is more then enough. Praying for the family that God grant you love, peace, undestanding, and strength to endure as you Lay your Angel “Ebony”to rest. Ebony has been released from this earth, but not from our hearts. Her memories will live forever.

  31. Brooke A Boyd

    Condolences To The Family Of Shameka Shakes Family As Well As Her Husband And Her Children. Did Not Get The Privilege To Meet Her In The World But Will In Eternal Life. May God Rest In You Show You Comfort And Always Give You Everlasting Love Now And Forever.

  32. Larry and Gail Moultrie

    Glen, Frances and family.
    Our hearts go out to you and we will keep you all uplifted in prayer. May God give you strength to endure and calming peace.
    Hold on to God’s unchanging hands and know that your precious angel is at peace.

  33. Shakes Family,
    I regret hearing about your loss.
    May GOD grant you Serenity, Courage, Wisdom and Comfort.
    I will continue to keep all of you close in my thoughts and prayers.
    Eva Allen
    “Ebony’s Fifth Grade Teacher”
    July 22,2017

  34. To the family and friends of Ebony, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Death is one of the most difficult situations to face. God knows your pain and he promises at 1 Corinthians 15:22, “For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.” May you rely on God’s promises to get you through this difficult period.

  35. Damien and Dominica Payne

    Nica and I still think of your beauty everyday. The world lost such a beautiful soul. My condolences to the whole family. I know God has received another angel and a very strong one!

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