PULASKI, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Shamarae “Ray Ray” L. Nearhoof-Byerly of Pulaski, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021. She was 41.
Shamarae was born in Mesquite, Texas on November 4, 1979, a daughter to Houston W. Nearhoof, Jr. and Nikola L. (Negrea) Nearhoof.
She graduated from Sharon High School in 1998 and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
She had most recently worked as a merchandiser for SASR.
In her spare time, she enjoyed painting, drawing, shopping, camping and being outdoors. She especially liked to travel, visiting many national parks along her way. She liked music and was selfless to a fault. Ray Ray had the spirit of a gypsy and soul of an angel. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her children, Zachary M. Lyons of Sharon, Pennsylvania, Rayli J. Mowery, Hunter M. Mowery and Leigha M. Mowery, all of Warren, Ohio; her father, Houston, Jr. and Lauri Gandy, of Sharon; her mother, Nikola and Scott E. Crowley, of Fredonia, Pennsylvania; her second mom, Rickie Wasser of Sharon; her siblings, Christopher D. Negrea of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, (her twin) Houston W. Nearhoof III and Melissa Zyak, of Masury, Ohio, Austina M. Hutchins and Walter IV, of Transfer, Pennsylvania, Guy W. Simpson of Girard, Ohio, Evan E. Simpson and Melissa, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania and Tracee A. Wasser of Sharon and she was an awesome aunt to her many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Brandee M. Simpson.
A time of gathering in honor of Shamarae will be held Friday, May 7, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located on the historic village green at 379 State Route 7 SE, Brookfield, OH 44403.
As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made to the family c/o the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be left for her family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.
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A television tribute will air Thursday, May 6 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.