Kesha Lynette Wilson came into the world on Wednesday, July 4, 1973, and those who were touched by her life would never be the same. She was born in Prescott, Arkansas to Harold Leeper and Rose Dixon. Her parents knew right away that Kesha would one day make a forever-lasting impression on this world. As a baby she was active and exploratory; she warmed up easily to anyone and possessed an infectious giggle and smile that would melt any heart.
Naturally spoiled and being a big sister; she stole the hearts of her siblings and her bonus father, Richard. Family played a key role in the development and shaping of her life. Kesha accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior as a little girl. She was a life-long member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she served as deaconess, Youth Sunday School teacher, and choir member. Being the consummate reader with a personal intent to solidify her knowledge she studied the bible and knew it. She grew up in Okolona and was an exemplary student and a 1991 graduate of Delight High School. She furthered her education and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Henderson State University.
She was always independent and a “go-getter”. She enjoyed gardening and decorating. She met Jeremaine and they dated until they were married on August 9, 1999. Karnisha gave him a trial run as “daddy” until their union was blessed with the birth of Zavier. Their home was a place of love and peace.
Kesha worked as a Program Coordinator with the Department of Human Services for the State of Arkansas for almost 20 years where she supervised a small to medium-sized professional staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training employees, resolving work problems, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. She was a true leader.
She loved Facebook and often posted “selfies” and many of her experiences all while keeping up with family and friends and sending encouraging messages. Her energetic personality, her giving nature, and her pursuit of the next best thing were a magnet for those who wanted her energy to rub off on them.
She greeted life and its circumstances with a style and grace all of her own. On Monday, December 5, 2022, Kesha traded time for eternity. Though she departs this life in body, her memory will live on forever.
Those left to relish in her memory are her husband, Jeremaine Wilson; children, Karnisha Wright and Zavier Wilson; her parents, Rose and Rev. Richard Dixon; her father, Harold Leeper; her sister, Tiana Leeper, her brothers, Derrik (Shalisa) Dixon, Desmon Dixon (Markie Bell) and Darrion (Rachael) Dixon; and her grandmother, Willie Johnson. She also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, special friends, Latasha Ollison, Brandy Murdock, Charlotte Malvin, and Tasha Binns, numerous other friends, and the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Family who loved her and added to the richness of her life.
Public visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Celebration of her life will be shared at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin Hunter, eulogist. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Adrian Meeks, Kevin Leeper, Chris Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Issac Perry, and Chris Mitchell will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Derrick Dixon, Desmon Dixon, Darrian Dixon, Brandon Hunter, Corey Hunter, Brian Hunter, Jason McDaniel, and Keiko Meeks.
On Monday, December 5, 2022, the world as we knew it changed forever. We are comforted, first by God’s love and our memories. We are also comforted by the innumerable expressions of love many of you have extended to us in our time of bereavement. We cannot adequately express how deeply touched we are by your kindness. She loved her family dearly and would have appreciated all that has been done to make her passing rememberable, as well as, celebratory of her unique style. It is with the deepest sense of appreciation and great love we simply say, Thank you!