Shanda Marie ((Shesheta El)) Combs

November 13, 1971 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Shanda Combs Obituary

Shanda Marie Combs, also known as Shesheta El, passed away on October 24, 2023 at the age of 51.

Shanda was born on November 13, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan to Mable Goree-Combs and Fredrick Combs Sr. She attended Longfellow Middle School, graduated from Murray Wright High School, and studied business at Davenport University.

Shanda's life story was truly extraordinary. From a young age, her remarkable talent and unwavering determination led her to achieve remarkable milestones, including obtaining her cosmetology license. She excelled as an award-winning nail artist, showcasing her passion for beauty through meticulous artistry. This early success became a defining element of her identity.

As the vears passed, Shanda's boundless enthusiasm and curiosity led her to embrace holistic living. She delved into the intricate nuances of holistic well-being, exploring the harmonious relationship between mind, body, and spirit. Her commitment to this holistic approach was unwavering, and she generously shared her wealth of knowledge with her loved ones. Shanda's family and friends benefited not only from her wisdom but also from her warm and nurturing


In the later stages of her life, Shanda embarked on a spiritual journey that would forever transform her perspective. She found solace and camaraderie among a community of likeminded individuals who shared her profound appreciation for the beauty inherent in every aspect of existence. This spiritual awakening expanded her circle of friends exponentially, a testament to her magnetic personality and genuine kindness.

Shanda's legacy extends far beyond her artistic achievements. Her role as a teacher and mentor touched the lives of countless individuals, introducing them to practices that have since become integral parts of their lives. Her story is a testament to the profound impact one person can have on the world, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to have known her.

Shanda's memory will be cherished for generations to come, a living reminder of the power of kindness, wisdom, and the pursuit of beauty in all its forms.

Shanda is survived by her beloved daughter LaShai, siblings Fredrick Jr., Ramona, Kevin, and Joey, and her nephews Dante and Devon, along with her niece Taylor. She also leaves behind cherished cousins Angela and Daimonae, God sisters Candace, Kira, and Janae; and close friends Shanice, Rhonda, Shana, and Cynthia. Shanda took on the role of Godmother to Gerald and had numerous other family members and friends who held her dear.

Sadly, she was preceded in death by her parents Mable and Fredrick, as well as her younger cousin Dean. Shanda's absence leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew her, and she wil be greatly missed, leaving behind a legacy of love and warmth.

Funeral services in Detroit, MI were held Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12:00 noon, with Andrews Funeral Home in Detroit, MI in charge.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Union Baptist Church in Yellow Pine, AL, with Rev. Joshua Young as the officiant. Interment will follow at Yellow Pine-Fruitdale Cemetery in Yellow Pine, AL. 

There was a wake Friday, November 17, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home. 

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Funeral Service
November 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Union Baptist Church (Detroit, Yellow Pine)


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