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Demeeka Montoria (Canady) Jappa

June 3, 1976 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 43)

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Life's Reflections

Mrs. Demeeka Canady-Jappa, better known to her loved ones as "Meek" was born June 3, 1976 to Micheal Canady Sr. and Deborah Mosley Canady in Kansas City, Kansas.  She graduated from Wyandotte High school in 1994, studied Business Management at the Kansas City Kansas Community College and Colorado Technical University, and most recently retired from The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Meek was born from love and from that time forward, you could see that in her laugher and her smile, but always in her heart. Meek was "God's Girl" as a member of First Baptist Church but, also loved being a great wife, mom, daughter, granddaughter, big sister, friend, niece and "Hontie" (hot auntie).  She was a comedian at heart and loved to laugh and bring comedy to every situation.  She enjoyed spending all the time she had with her husband, family, close friends and traveling.  She was known for writing her own poetry and personalized cards, listening to music, cooking, reading, and praying.  Meek opened up her home to those in need of love, encouragement, or a soul-soothing meal to help them through whatever they were facing.

Throughout Meek's journey of battling stage IV metastatic breast cancer, she shared her stories at local churches and community events.  She was an avid supporter of Metavivor and hosted a "Giving Tuesday" event to support their research and to raise awareness.  Meek's courage throughout her battle with cancer inspired everyone around her, especially her father who said, "I found in her not just my daughter, but a woman of true strength and courage.  A woman with the will to overcome the obstacles that came her way. She gave that to me from her life. In my heart and in my soul, and I am truly grateful for that Meek."

She leaves to cherish her memories: Reginald (husband); Dedric (son); Micheal and Deborah (parents); Anita (Mother-in- law); Geraldine (grandmother); Tanika; Dara; Mike; and Tai (siblings); Haven (niece); all of her aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, and hundreds of friends in both Colorado Springs and Kansas City.

The family would like to thank the staff of Thatcher's Funeral Home and Pastor Cedric Rowan and First Baptist Church Family for all your prayers, thoughts, cards, and a special thanks to Dr. O'Day and the University of Kansas Medical Center staff.







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