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Eunice N. "Nikki" Rookard


1970 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Eunice N. "Nikki" Rookard Obituary
Eunice N. Rookard "Nikki"

Eunice Nicole Rookard "Nikki", 44, passed away August 4, 2014 after a brief illness.

A lifetime resident of Akron, Ohio, Nikki was born May 1, 1970 to Donnell and Luberta Rookard. Born with Down Syndrome, she was classified as a special needs child but conversely she made us feel special, and we needed her far more than she needed us. At an early age she recognized her need to become a true child of God and was baptized into Christ at the Wooster Avenue Church of Christ. Later she moved her membership to Thayer Street Church of Christ. A woman of few words, her responses either garnered laughter or provoked deep thought. She was a joy to know and we feel exceedingly blessed to have had her for 44 years. She was truly our gift from God.

She will be sorely missed by her parents along with her sisters, Robyn, Rozlyn, Stephanie, and Kimberly; nephew, Joshua; favorite aunt, Frankie Winston; and a host of relatives and friends in whom she greatly delighted.

Private services officiated by David Flatt were held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.



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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 8, 2014
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