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June 3, 1989 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 32) 32 Years Old
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Shamichael LeQuan Black was born on June 3, 1989 in Fayetteville, Tennessee, to the late Larry Lee Black and Paula D. Thomas. He peacefully departed this earthly tabernacle on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the St. Thomas Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Shamichael graduated from Lincoln County High School in 2007, and attended Vols State Community College playing baseball after graduation. He loved to play and coach baseball. He diligently worked to better himself as a person and a mentor to the children of this community as a positive role model that he was; not just in sports but in life. He was a loving, kindhearted, fun-loving young man that will be missed by his family, friends, and the baseball/softball community. He was employed by Jack Daniels Distillery until he became sick and succumbed to his illness.
Shamichael leaves to cherish his memories his mother: Paula D. Thomas; children: Alayna Black, Braelyn Black, and Kylan Black; fiancée’ Khaila King; brother: Shamorian (Jamie) Thomas; grandmother; Dorothy Mae Thomas; grandfather: Thomas Summers; five uncles: James (Patricia) Thomas; Tony Thomas all of Fayetteville, Tennessee, Lewis Black of Cornersville, Tennessee, Jeff (Brenda) Black of Lewisburg, Tennessee, and Brian (Clarissa) Jennings of Nashville, Tennessee; five aunts: Lisa (Melad)Bailey, Kimberly (Cedric Edmondson, LaShane (Ronald) Haynes, Debbie (Terrance) Sullivan all of Nashville, Tennessee, and Dorothy (Rudolph) Dukes of Lynnville, Tennessee; great aunts: Josephine Miller of Buffalo, New York, Shelia (Jody) Parks , Bettie Neal (Archie), and Gladys (Teddy) McClain; great uncle: Edward Thomas; God sisters: Chana Hampton and Shana Thompson; nieces and nephews: Makiya Howard, Demarion McCrary, Ryan Thomas, Kibryia Thomas, Treyson Thomas, and Jermicha Thomas; special friends to Shamichael and the Thomas family Ashley Rhoads and Ashton Rhodes of Fayetteville.
A very loving and supporting extended family that was just as important to him and the Thomas family as his parents and children; The love between Todd and Mary Ann Gaskill, Billy Jack and Jean Netherland could not ever be compared. They were not only his other parents, but his biggest supporters and best friends. His circle of brothers: Cody Gaskill, Ben Netherland, Brandon Netherland, Adrian Allen, Julius Kelso, Jonathan Ashby, Mykel Parks, Matt Prince, Reggie Phelps, Fitzgerald Hopkins, Tyler Thompson, Jeremy Farmer, Romel McDonald, and Kyron Simpson. A host of softball and baseball parents, coaches, cousins, friends, and loved ones that will cherish the memories of Shamichael for a lifetime.