Aaliyah Shantae Speights

Published 6:37 am Monday, September 26, 2022

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Sweetwater Methodist Church in Bassfield, for Miss Aaliyah Shantae’ Speights, 25, who died Monday, August 29, 2022 in Georgia. Rev. Charlston Johnson officiated with interment following in the church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Miss Aaliyah Speights was born to Shirley (Maurice) Oatis and Edward Speights.  She was a member of Sweetwater Methodist Church where she served as church secretary and announcement clerk and other auxiliaries. She graduated from Bassfield High School in 2015 and joined the Air Force in her senior year. While in the Air Force, she earned SSGT E-5 rank. Miss Speights went on to continue her education at University of Southern Mississippi where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in 2020. She later received an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration from the Community College of the Air Force in 2021.

She was a happy and energetic person who loved drawing, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

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She was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lola M. Barnes and Leroy Barnes and paternal grandparents, Ethel Weathersby and Ozell Speights.

She is survived by his parents, Shirley Oatis (Maurice) of Prentiss; Edward Speights of Silver Creek; siblings, Clarence (Natasha) Daniels of Hiram, Georgia; Erin Speights of Brookhaven, Derek Speights of Jackson, Demtrice Speights of Prentiss; special nephews, Malaki Daniels and William Posey both of Long Beach, MS; best friends, Lashonda Myers of Bassfield and many other relatives and friends.