Thursday, August 7, 2008

Shanika Nicole & Jay Shaun Howard Shrine






Shrine in the 800 block of Southern Ave SE, Washington DC, on the Prince Georges County MD border
DC Police report:
"On Sat., Jan.28, 2006, at 7:45 pm, two pedestrians were struck by a motor vehicle in the 800 block of Southern Ave SE. The pedestrians were transported by a DC Fire and EMS to a local hospital. One of them, 25-year-old Shanika Nicole Howard, of no fixed address, was critically injured. Her son, 7-year-old Jay Shawn Howard, was pronounced dead." Shanika Howard died on 1/31/06.

The shrine displays a very poignant tribute to this young mother, written in magic marker on white fabric.
"I WILL ALWAYS MISS U
ALWAYS U WAS MY
BEST FRIEND
&
SISTER &
MY WIFE &
LOVER"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The last time I saw Shanika was in late 2005. I am so saddened to read of her passing...so painful especially since I am finding out nearly 4years after the fact. RIP Shanika!

Donna Howard said...

This is Shanika's mother and Jayshaun's grandmother. This is the 1st time seeing this site and I was not knowledgeable about a shrine. I saw someone say that Shanika was their wife and someone said she was their sister. She was never married and I know all of her siblings. We were not even born or raised in this area; so I don't know who wrote that or where it came from. Her father just died and the siblings on that side were there. They are not from this area either